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Workshops and Seminars

Run by experts in their field and held throughout the year the Shire facilitated workshops cover a range of topics and provide great information. Some workshops and seminars also offer a free mentoring session to all participants.


Booking: Call Sharon on 5573 0202 or email.


Places are limited so please make sure you book these events in advance.

Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of your next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality. Book Now Engage Real Followers on Instagram Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6pm - 9.00pm
Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform— the second most engaged network after Facebook. Learn tools and tactics to engage with your audience and how to turn conversations into conversions.This workshop is presented by Kimberley Furness editor of OAK Mag Book Now Create and Plan Content for Your Business Tuesday 21st April, 6pm - 9pm
Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton As a small business online, you’ll never stop creating content. Website copy, product images, blog posts, social media posts, marketing videos, event listings, business articles—the list goes on. It’s all important but can quickly feel like it gets in the way of running your business. This workshop will show you simple and effective online tools for planning, creating, and managing you content. Book Now Small Business Bus Monday 27 April 2020
Front of National Bank Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities Book Now Content Creation: How to create and Plan Content for Business Tuesday 21 April 2020 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton As a small business online, you’ll never stop creating content. Website copy, product images, blog posts, social media posts, marketing videos, event listings, business articles—the list goes on. It’s all important but can quickly feel like it gets in the way of running your business. This workshop will show you simple and effective online tools for planning, creating, and managing you content. Marketing Your Business Thursday 30 April 2020 5.30pm - 9.00pm
Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton Find out why a website and Facebook page is just not going to cut it at this back to basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right area.

Small Business Clinics

Southern Grampians Shire has partnered with Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) to provide free access to business mentoring sessions.

These free sessions offer businesses an opportunity to gain information for setting up a business and/or provide assistance for established businesses to work through issues they may be dealing with. The sessions are 45 minutes each and are FREE.

The sessions occur on the third Thursday of the month and are held at Martin J Hynes Auditorium.

Business Victoria

Business Victoria, which is a State Government initiative, is a useful resource providing businesses with support and advice on marketing, sales and online, hiring and managing staff and exporting. Business Victoria also offers useful advice on starting and setting up a business including this checklist.

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