Australia is home to over 2.5 million small businesses. Making up 98% of the national business sector, their impact on the community is enormous.
It’s important that we support these small businesses and our main streets to ensure their survival, allowing them to continue to:
• Generate a significant number of jobs to those that rely on local or flexible work;
• Stimulate local spending and boost the economy;
• Support local causes and charities, as well as sporting groups and schools;
• Provide a sense of belonging in the community for the elderly and vulnerable;
• Build connections and foster safe spaces for people to gather and interact;
• Allow many families to stay financially stable and afloat.
Main Streets of Australia Week 2024
In 2024, get ready for the third edition of Main Streets of Australia Week! From September 16th to the 22nd, Main Streets of Australia Week will offer a fantastic opportunity to spotlight your main street and town centre. This year, our focus shifts to showcasing unique, vibrant, and innovative examples of main street success.
We invite centre managers, trader groups, business associations and the like to share their successful stories, campaigns, events, or local activations. This is your chance to showcase how your precinct has fostered shared experiences, created community spaces, or organised events that transformed your main street into a vibrant hub!
Once preparations for the campaign take place, you’ll have the chance to tell us about your main street initiatives. Throughout the week, we’ll highlight seven outstanding examples in a dedicated newsletter and across our social media platforms, offering you free marketing to promote your town centre and celebrate your success.
Stay tuned to our social media channels and monthly eDM for the call for entry submissions to the campaign. To receive timely updates, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.
Events Calendar 2024
|Date, Time, Event Description
|Tue, Feb 27th (online) @ 7pm – 8pm: The Night Shift Sessions No. 1 “Kickstart Your 2024 Strategic Plan”
|Wed, March 27th @ 12pm – 2pm: Centre Managers Lunch
|Thurs, June 20th: President’s Dinner
|Wed, July 31st – Fri, Aug 2nd: Mainstreet Australia National Conference, Creating Tomorrow’s Destinations, Malvern Town Hall, Malvern
|Thurs, Sept 19th from 6pm: Centre Coordinators Dinner
|Tue, Oct 15th (online) @ 7pm – 8pm: The Night Shift Sessions No. 2, Topic TBC
|Thurs, Nov 21st @ 6.00pm: Christmas Party & Networking after AGM