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Business Support Programs & Events

Are you looking to innovate or transform your business or learn new skills? Here are some resources that can assist you and your business, no matter what stage you are at.

In this section you will find a range of business webinars and programs to key business events hosted and supported by Council. 

Western Downs Regional Council continues to offer support to local businesses to help them grow and succeed. For any further information, feel free to contact our Economic Development team.

Key Council Business Events

Western Downs Regional Council organises different business events throughout the year to enhance growth in our key industries. Please click the link below to see an overview of previous events and stay tuned for future events.

Upcoming Events:

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Annual Events:

Council is committed to developing competitive, diverse, innovative and vibrant local markets. These markets benefit both Council and the wider economy of the Western Downs region.

Each year, local businesses are invited to attend information sessions to hear about the type of work Council has coming up. This is a great opportunity for our communities to find out what procurement looks like at Council, how to get involved and what options will benefit your business best.

For more information, visit the Doing Business with Council page.

The Western Downs is home to a wide range of vibrant and dynamic local businesses who contribute greatly to our communities and our economy and Council is committed to supporting them any way we can.

Western Downs Regional Council in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce to delivers free workshops across the region to help local businesses boost their digital presence.

The How to ‘Google My Business’ workshops supported businesses looking to gain a digital edge as well as offered businesses the opportunity to learn how to improve their marketing and promotional skills.

Digital marketing can be the most cost effective and easy promotional strategy for businesses everywhere so workshops like this will help our locals to maximise vital online tools while giving our region an economic boost.

Business Webinars

Our FREE ten-part Western Downs Youth Business Program (Launch+ series) will step you through some of the key things you need to know to launch a business as a young person – including building your own Business Models Canvas, branding, marketing, competitor analysis, nailing your value proposition, funding, pitching and more.

This program is delivered in partnership between Western Downs Regional Council and Future Anything.