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Mainstreet Australia understands the challenges unique to main streets and town centres and provides guidance, leadership and opportunity to our members to ensure they have the confidence and ability to fulfil their role and positively contribute to the success of their main street.

Support includes networking and professional development opportunities, invitations to Conferences and Awards and access
to an ever-growing library of articles and resources.

In recognition of businesses, and their business associations, needing a collective voice to advocate on their behalf, Mainstreet Australia
also lobbies Local, State and Federal Governments on the value, needs and aspirations of main street communities.

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It’s a wrap! This year’s Mainstreet Australia National Conference, Think Big / Act Local was an incredible event. Thank you Hobart, thank you Hobartians, and thank you to the national and international delegates who travelled to the beautiful city for the Conference.

We are blown away with all the positive feedback, engagement, insights, connections, new friends and great times that were had.

This three-day event was so much more than just a conference. It was the coming together of passionate people from all walks of main streets, placemaking and experience.

Despite various backgrounds and fields of expertise, delegates bonded over the commonalities – of which there were many. Not only did the conference deliver a value packed agenda of keynotes, panels, masterclasses and tours – but it also brought together people.

A huge shoutout Elizabeth Joldeski, Georgina Pikoulas, Tennille Mutton, and the committee members who worked tirelessly to bring this Conference together; and the amazing sponsors City of HobartBusiness Events TasmaniaAssemblo, presenters and contributors.

We want what’s best for our main streets, high streets and town centres, for the people who live and love them, and for these spaces and places to grow and adapt in an informed and considered way. Overall, we are certain that many have made new connections, met wonderful people, and taken with them a wealth of insights for action.

Missed out on the Conference or wanting a rehash on some of the learnings? Check out the ABC Radio Conference Broadcast on Tasmania Mornings with Leon Compton and these Keynote Presentations:

  • Keynote 1: Ethan Kent, PlacemakingX (USA)
  • Keynote 3: Mark Robinson, High Streets Taskforce (UK)

Until next year,
Mainstreet Australia

Want to sponsor next year’s Mainstreet Australia National Conference in Melbourne? We’re currently finalising details for the August 2024 event and seeking expressions of interest for sponsors, speakers and trade table exhibitors. Contact us at

Mainstreet Australia Advocacy Statement
Mainstreet Australia Strategic Plan




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