Business in Yarra

Yarra Council is committed to building and supporting a strong local economy that provides for an innovative and sustainable community.

There are more than 13,600 businesses operating within the municipality, making Yarra home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.

Council’s Economic Development Unit aims to support the local business community, enhance and promote the municipality as a visitor destination and foster a co-operative culture within Council in its dealings with the business community.

Connecting local jobs and local people

Hiring new staff can be expensive and time-consuming. But with Yarra Joblink you can post your local job vacancies online quickly and easily, and free. We’ve created the Yarra Joblink online job portal to help local businesses. Just go to to post your vacant roles. 

Post a job before Friday, 21 October for your chance to win two free tickets worth $120 to our next BRAINfoodforBusiness Business Luncheon, featuring Daniel Flynn, co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou, on Friday, 28 October. BRAINfoodforBusiness events feature high-profile speakers and are a great way to discover new ideas, meet Yarra councillors and expand your networks. 

Yarra City Council is connecting local business and local people. For more information about how we support Yarra businesses, visit 

BRAINfoodforBusiness – professional development and training

Council offers a range of networking, training and professional development opportunities through its BRAINfoodforBusiness Program.

2016 Business Networking Lunch with Daniel Flynn

Join 2014 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, Daniel Flynn, for a special Business Networking Lunch. Daniel is also the co-founder of Thankyou Group, a social enterprise that exists 100% to fund life-changing projects in the developing world:
pdf format Yarra Business Networking Lunch - October 2016 (297.60 KB)

To book, visit Yarra BusinessVisit the BRAINfoodforBusiness Events Calendar to find out about more upcoming opportunities.

Newsletter for local businesses

Council sends out a short weekly email newsletter to local businesses, filled with news about local issues and events, and information from government and industry bodies.

If you would like to subscribe to have the newsletter emailed directly to you each month, please sign up online.

Further information
Economic Development Team
9205 5049 

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