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Business Resources

Useful Links

Business Connect
Business Connect advisers provide practical support to eligible small business owners, helping them make the best decisions. The advisers are accredited professionals with first-hand experience in small business. Their advice is independent and completely confidential.

Service NSW
For all the information you need on state government services and business support including grants and funding, connect with Service NSW.

Business Australia
National Chamber Alliance partner 

Hunter Business Chamber
Hunter Valley Chamber Alliance partner 

Upper Hunter Shire Council 

Department of Industrial Relations 


Industry & Investment NSW 

Upper Hunter Country Tourism

We LIVE Here

Delivered by 'Why Leave Town', the 'We LIVE Here' initiative was developed by Upper Hunter Shire Council and Muswellbrook Council to encourage circular spending in our local businesses and organisations. For more information on this initiative and to find out how you can get involved, visit the We LIVE Here Upper Hunter Website.

Our members enjoy free access to a suite of business documents and templates through our chamber alliance program, which covers areas such as sample commercial agreements, corporate governance, compliance with regulatory bodies, and other business documents. To find out more about joining the Chamber, visit our Member Benefit page.

Buy Local Scone

The Scone Chamber is a firm advocate for supporting and buying local. We are part of the national GO LOCAL FIRST initiative and encourage others to get on board. 

GO LOCAL FIRST began in July 2020 to support and promote Covid-19 pandemic-impacted small local businesses and the resulting shutdowns and economic consequences.

GO LOCAL FIRST’s aim is simple: to urge Australian consumers to buy locally from small businesses in their communities to help get the sector back on its feet, keep Australians in jobs and money in local communities.

GO LOCAL FIRST reaches millions of Australians and collaborates with representatives from all three levels of government.

In just six months, GO LOCAL FIRST was able to achieve significant traction within the community, helping to support small businesses across the country.

It invites you to join the campaign to support small businesses and get Australians to shop locally within their community. 

There are several ways you can support and promote the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign.

  • Use your digital channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn to like and share GO LOCAL FIRST posts, messages, and advertising.
  • Highlight and promote small local businesses in your area, and the hero local business owners behind them. Use the hashtag #GoLocalFirst
  • Post on social media. Lots of images on the Go Local First website can be used. You could tailor your posts with a photograph or video of a small local business.

For more information on this initiative visit the Go Local First Website.

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