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Greater Dandenong Business

Greater Dandenong Business

Business Associations and Organisations

Local organisations

South East Business Networks

Phone: 8571 1576
sebn@cgd.vic.gov.au

South East Business Networks (SEBN) started as a manufacturing network groups in 1992. It became part of the City of Greater Dandenong in 1998, and has grown to be the longest running business network provider for companies in the south east region.

SEBN is about encouraging business to think, and supporting them to act. Its role is to bring people together to strengthen manufacturing knowledge and capability in the south east region. It’s continually evolving to meet and stay ahead of industry needs, delivering practical and specialised services.

 

Foster Street (Little India) Traders Association Inc. Victoria

Contact: Shahid Syed, 9792 5688

Foster Street (Little India) Traders  Association, Inc. Victoria was formed in 2011 and represents  all traders trading on Foster and Mason Streets, Dandenong with a vision to promote and maintain the viability of Foster Street to ensure all traders are given a voice and a choice in the future of their business.

Meetings for members are generally held whenever a need arises

 

Committee for Dandenong

Contact: info@committeefordandenong.com.au

The Committee for Dandenong is a focal point for concerned businesses in the Dandenong area. It aims to promote planning and development so Dandenong’s CBD can reclaim its place as a vibrant retail hub and commercial centre and facilitate greater links between the businesses and communities of Dandenong.

The committee also aims to support Dandenong’s place as a major manufacturing, processing, and business precinct, as well as ensure Dandenong’s transport infrastructure for road, rail and sea freight supports its place as a major commercial and community hub for the South East of Melbourne.


Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 9768 3283 
www.greaterdandenongchamber.com.au

Members of the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce have been working with businesses in the southeast region for over 50 years.

The Chamber provides members with a platform for promotion and the opportunity to interact with other local business people by way of the high profile Premier Regional Business Awards and social events. Various functions are conducted throughout the year. 

Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce


Springvale Asian Business Association

Contact: Mr Daniel Cheng, 0466 021 916

The Springvale Asian Business Association (SABA) is a business community group that was set up in Springvale in 1989 to assist the promotion of the Springvale Central Activities District and Springvale businesses in general.

 


Regional organisations

 

Monash Enterprise Centre

info@monashincubator.com.au
www.monashincubator.com.au

The Monash Enterprise Centre is a purpose built facility to encourage small businesses and create job opportunities in the South East Region of Melbourne. It provides modern office space and support services to new and start up businesses at competitive rates on a month to month lease.

Home based businesses may join as Associate (Virtual) Members to take full advantage of the Business Incubator facilities and resources designed for professional and technical services.

 

Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC)

www.eibc.net.au

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre is a brand new high tech facility located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Its business facilities and environmental assets are at the cutting edge. The EIBC is home to a networked community of collaborative, inspired, innovative entrepreneurs preparing their ideas for the market.

It provides flexible working options for low-cost business development and growth while providing start-ups with access to professional meeting rooms, presentation facilities, and varied and readily available mentoring support.

Services include:

  • Co-working spaces
  • Meeting spaces
  • Labs & Workshop
  • Tenancy Opportunities
  • Administrative Services
  • Equipment Resources
Eastern Innovation Business centre

 

Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS)

Phone: 9879 4486
admin@sbms.org.au

SBMS is an incorporated not-for-profit association. The mentors have diverse and interesting backgrounds and have either owned their own small business or worked in an organisation that has had strong links to small business. They are extremely passionate about the role that small business plays in the economy. All mentors carry out their Mentoring work on a voluntary basis.

 


South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP)

www.semip.org.au

Located 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district, SEMIP comprises the local government areas of Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Knox and Monash municipalities, and is home to major research facilities and services including The Australian Synchrotron, the main campus of Australia’s largest university, Monash University, the Australian Government’s premier research organisation, CSIRO, the Melbourne Centre for Nanotechnology (MCN), and the Small Technologies Cluster (STC).

The Precinct is home to 40% of Victoria’s manufacturing activities and over 56,000 registered businesses. Industry sectors encompass manufacturing, retail, property and business services (including scientific and engineering services). The region is focussed on the high end and growth sectors, such as chemicals, polymers, machinery and equipment, applications in transport, health, construction and the environment.

Partners from State and Local Government, along with research organisations have developed the SEMIP Strategic Plan, which aims to expand the innovation capabilities of the region by the implementation of a range of initiatives that improve connections and interactions between businesses and between businesses and researchers; provide more streamlined access to business innovation services; and build a sense of place attracting people to invest, work and live in the South East region.

 


South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA)

www.semma.com.au

The south east region of Melbourne provides more than 40% of Victoria's total manufacturing output. As such the manufacturing sector is a vital component of the Greater Dandenong business community.

The South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) was borne out of a need for an industry body to represent the specific needs of local manufacturers.

SEMMA is a membership based, independent association representing the interests of more than 200 manufacturers within the region by:

  • influencing State and Federal governments – apolitically - on all issues directly relating to manufacturing
  • promoting the manufacturing capability of the region
  • identifying local and international business opportunities for members both individually and collectively
  • facilitating collaboration both within and outside the region
  • advocating for and supporting members’ growth and business development 

Government organisations

Victorian Government Business Office - Southern Metropolitan Region

Level 6, 165-169 Thomas Street, Dandenong
Ph: 9938 0100
www.business.vic.gov.au
 
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has a network of Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBO) state-wide, with one located in Central Dandenong. Victorian Government Business Offices can open doors for business to increase access to export markets, facilitate investment, maintain a focus on growth and provide a direct engagement with Government.

Business Development Managers are located close to businesses in the metropolitan VGBO, providing the opportunity for direct dialogue between business and government. A greater understanding of business at the enterprise level will assist in informing future policy development.