Building Better Business

About us

About the Chamber

As the Horse Capital of Australia, we're rightly proud of our equine industry - not the least the Australian Stock Horse Society and our magnificent thoroughbred breeding studs. 

But, we offer so much more to anyone looking to invest in the Upper Hunter.

If you are considering buying or setting up a business in Scone or the Upper Hunter, contact us. If you're already established, contact us

The Chamber has a wealth of resources to help get you started or enhance your opportunities.

Tourism is a growth industry in the Upper Hunter. The lush bushland and nearby state and national parks of the region attract many visitors.

Scone is a 'gateway' to the Barrington Tops, home of the Devil’s Ark project. Visitors can relax at one of our outstanding accommodation houses before walking Burning Mountain or casting a line in one of the area’s pristine rivers.

We offer the very best in country racing, annual festivals, bushwalking, water-skiing, or fishing at Lake Glenbawn. 

Or they might stroll through Scone or one of the local villages and look for treasures in the antique and bric-a-brac stores or enjoy the fare in our local cafes and restaurants.

Perhaps they'll call into your business...


The Chamber is a source of information, education and support for local businesses of every size, ranging from major employers to sole traders.

We offer:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Business community connections
  • Inspirational speaker events
  • Information and resources


The Chamber actively seeks opportunities for local firms to grow, offering diverse initiatives and activities that promote and celebrate the business community, including:

  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Partnerships
  • Online and offline direct promotion
  • Community events


The Chamber is a collective voice for Scone business, advocating the wellbeing of the community and opportunities that enable the wider area to thrive. offering:

  • A collective voice for the business community
  • Strategic partnerships with Upper Hunter Shire Council and other organisations in the Upper Hunter and beyond.

Doing Business In Scone

The future is exciting – investment opportunities abound amid a relaxed and affordable rural lifestyle.

Scone offers convenient access to regional and metropolitan centres – a three-hour drive to Sydney, two hours to Newcastle, and 90 minutes to Tamworth. In addition to the excellent roads, Scone also has an airport and heavy rail infrastructure. The area is a diverse commercial base with a resilient, long-standing foundation industry: Scone is the largest thoroughbred breeding district in Australia. The local business park offers ready-for-development commercial land, and sites are available at the airport for aviation sector businesses.

Live Work Invest Report

Live Work Invest is an initiative of Upper Hunter Shire Council to showcase investment potential and opportunities in our local community.

This document outlines existing infrastructure and businesses and highlights new developments in the area that provide opportunities for those considering living, working, or investing in an affordable, accessible country lifestyle. Scone has consistently low unemployment and an ongoing demand for professional services including HR, finance, and IT. The New England Highway bypass of Scone offers unlimited opportunity. Now is the time to invest in Scone. There are opportunities as far as the eye can see.

For more information on Live Work Invest visit the Live Work Invest Scone Website.

Meet the Team

The Chamber’s Board Members range from diverse backgrounds in key areas of our community. The Chamber also employs a Business Development Officer who manages initiatives and supports members. 

If you are looking to join the Scone Chamber of Commerce or have an enquiry regarding business in Scone, you are welcome to contact one of our Board members or staff listed below.


co- Presidents

Hamish Firth

Owner, Principal Agent, Ray White Rural

Stuart Jamieson

Owner, Asser House Cafe


Jane Ryan

Fox Wealth Advisory 

committee members

Rachael McGuirk

James Burns

Charlotte Boss

Jenny-Lee Scharnboeck


Please contact our Engagement Officer

Nicole Walker

0400 799 687