Business Forum

Economic Stimulus & Survival Business Forum

This online event will provide the City of Port Phillip business community with a rare opportunity to hear from Government representatives and industry experts. Speakers will share the current economic status of Port Phillip’s community, communicate opportunities and Government assistance on offer and have an interactive session on possible options that could be included in the draft Council 2020/21 budget.

Tuesday 2 June 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Speakers include:

  • Bernadene Voss, Mayor of the City of Port Phillip
  • Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, on behalf of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
  • Barbara Cullen, Director of Small Business Victoria
  • Felicia Mariani, CEO of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)
  • Paul Guerra, CEO of Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
  • Steve Bentley, Vice President of MainStreet Australia
  • Peter Smith, CEO of the City of Port Phillip

South Melbourne

Open For Business Directory

Help to support our traders during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that they can continue to survive during these unprecedented times. We have compiled a list of businesses still open within not only the Love My Place precincts but across the whole of the City of Port Phillip.

They’ve adapted their service offerings so that they can continue to provide you with their goods and services in line the Victorian Government COVID-19 Stage Three requirements. This includes online orders, delivery services and retail pop-ups.



Join us in free webinars focused on a range of topics including Website Optimisation, Retail Recovery and Social Media Optimisation.

Community Challenge

There are many community members asking how they can help our community, whilst in isolation. Well here is something you can do. We are putting forward a community challenge, for you to come up with ideas and solutions to help our community through this COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 - Council Updates

Keep up to date with the government assistance packages available to those affected by COVID 19.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne Place Plan

The Place Plan reflects the discussions, ideas and aspirations of the South Melbourne community and has been prepared in discussion with members of our community who have a deep understanding of this place.


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