Main Streets of Australia Week


Main Streets of Australia Week

Even before COVID, many main streets were struggling and, in some cases, dying, for reasons beyond their control; the introduction of internet shopping and development of shopping centres both came as a huge blow.

With more than 2 million small businesses in Australia, and many of these on our main streets, they do an enormous amount for the community. We need to support them, to ensure their survival, so they can continue to:

• provide a huge number of jobs to those that rely on local or flexible work,
• create local spending,
• provide local job opportunities and a training ground for our younger generation,
• support local causes and charities, as well as sporting groups and schools
• provide a place for the elderly or vulnerable to find their fit in the community,
• build connection and provide safe spaces, and
• allow a huge number of families to stay financially afloat.

May 15 – 21, 2023, Mainstreet Australia invite you to celebrate and support Main Streets of Australia Week, a national campaign celebrating all that main streets and town centres provide to the community, proudly sponsored by Dynamite Printing and Assemblo.

Celebration and support can come in the form of:

  •  choosing to spend locally, and with small, independent business, whenever you can during this week
  • sharing posts or photos on your social media between May 15 – 21 on what it is you love about your main street or town centre including favourite meal, favourite business, architecture you love, a business owner you think is fantastic and more. Make sure to tag #msaustweek
  • organising a small campaign, activity or event on your street and listing it on our national listing below or encouraging your local Chamber of Commerce, Council or Business/Trader Association to organise something. Head here for all info on getting involved (and it isn’t too late!), or
  • attending or getting involved with a local campaign, activity or event already listed below 🙂

Are you a main street or town centre wanting to get involved in Main Streets of Australia Week? Head here for info.

    Main Streets of Australia Week 2023 is proudly supported by Dynamite Printing & Assemblo:

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    Assemblo is a full-service marketing agency. We offer a range of services including business and strategy consultation, content marketing and PR, website design and development, digital marketing, events and activations, and more. From developing effective strategies to meet your business goals, to executing results-driven marketing campaigns, we provide support across your entire marketing ecosystem.

    Find a Main Streets of Australia Week celebration near you:


    State  Street/Town Name  Date, Time, Event/Campaign Description  Activity URL/Contact Details
    QLD Brisbane Street, IPSWICH


    Shopfront Savvy

    Learn how to boost your profile and maximise your product. A four-hour interactive program will be held on Tuesday 16 May in Ipswich Central. Mainstreet Australia and ICC deliver an interactive program as part of Mainstreets Australia Week, and Queensland Small Business Month. Meet industry experts and hear their tips and advice. Join in conversations about marketing, retail, branding and visual merchandising.

    Contact: Naomi George, Ipswich City Council




    Launch of Faces of Greythorn coffee table book

    Take a journey of discovery through the last 150 years, meeting the Faces of Greythorn who were the key players of the orchards, koala sanctuary, and a violet farm, to the new residential estate that started developing in the 1950s, with a thriving shopping strip as its central hub that stands here today.


    Contact: Yolanda Torrisi
    Greythorn Traders Association
    CBD Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD

    Mainstreet Australia Awards Gala


    It’s time to celebrate all that main streets have achieved and recognise the accomplishments of the people, programs and organisations who contribute to our main streets 🎉🏆

    Gather your friends and associates and purchase your tickets now:





    Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick Village

    As a part of Mainstreet Australia week, Elsternwick Village will celebrate the occasion on Saturday, May 20.

    There will be live music and roving circus entertainers to bring cheer to the shopping precinct and celebrate our community.

     Contact: Aaron Agisilaou                 Elsternwick Mainstreet Committee


    Camberwell Junction Shopping Precinct,

    Camber-WELLBEING: Saturday, May 20. Your invited to collect a Wellness Passport and then set off on the Wellness Trail to visit the many health and wellness businesses across the precinct that are hosting events, activities or free trails with special offers or giveaways. Get a stamp from each visit and then enter the competition to win one of many prizes donated by the traders

    Contact: Kerry Daly.                          Camberwell Centre Association


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