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Why not come along to some training or networking events. Whether you have been in business for a lifetime or are starting up your first venture, there's always more to learn. And maybe your input can help other businesses to thrive in our area.

Think about whether your business can employ a young (or not so young - over 50yo) job seeker... you could be eligible for a subsidy.

Or you might be able to help out with work experience for young job seekers.

Join the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce: help develop our local economy, turn innovative ideas into action, network with other business owners and lobby for improved government services in this area.

In the News

Subsidised Training - Smart & Skilled Program

The NSW Government is subsidising skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought and looking to transition into new or updated career opportunities.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible an applicant must be:

Eligible training includes but is not limited to:

More information: call 13 28 11 or visit NSW Training.

Note: If you don't fit these eligibility criteria, please contact your local Training Services NSW office; support might be available.

Mobile Phone & Internet Improvements

More details on the Community News page.

Other Training


Looking for business support? The SRBEC is looking to run business training events around Adaminaby during 2019. To secure these wonderful sessions we need to lock them in now. You can have your say for what training you are interested in at our online poll here.

Want to discuss you business needs with a business advisor? Contact Kris Laird at

About BEC Training

Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce receives regular updates from the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) on business seminars, courses and networking events held in this region.

Many BEC seminars are designed for small numbers of participants and cost very little. Personal service and customised training prevail.

BEC events are a good way to discuss your queries and ideas with experienced business consultants, and to talk with other business people who face similar challenges.

Events are regularly held in Cooma and Jindabyne.


Skills for Business offers fully subsidised business management, digital or financial skills training for NSW small businesses. Find out more.

TAFE also offers short leadership courses, business degrees and certificate courses as well as free Business Bytes (online video tutorials on small business topics).


Bin Trim

The NSW Bin Trim program has been designed to help small and medium sized businesses quickly identify simple actions to cut waste and boost profits.

Under the Bin Trim Business Grants Program, your business may be eligible for free advice and funding support to help you waste less and recycle more. Over 8,000 businesses have already joined the Bin Trim program. Round 2 aims to help another 12,000 businesses.

If your business employs between one and 199 employees, an EPA-funded Bin Trim assessor may be able to conduct a free waste and recycling assessment and produce an action plan for your business.

Your business may also be eligible for a rebate of between $2,000 and $25,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment. A Bin Trim assessor can help you to apply.

The Southern Region BEC delivers the Bin Trim program in southern NSW.

Businesses can register now for this free program by contacting Geoff at the Southern Region BEC on 0428 930 196, office 6297 3121 or by email.

Grants and Rebates for Employers

Employing staff might be more affordable than you think.

Small Business Grant

The NSW Small Business Grant Scheme came into effect on 1 July 2015. The scheme entitles businesses that don't pay payroll tax, a grant of up to $2000 for hiring a new full time equivalent (FTE) employee for 12 months. Part time or casual positions may also be eligible, and paid pro rata.

The grant applies to new positions filled on or after 1 July 2015 and continues until 30 June 2019. The grant will be payable after the first anniversary of the hire of a new employee.

To apply for this grant

NSW Jobs Action Plan

This plan provides a rebate of $6000 to businesses that pay payroll tax, for new jobs. It targets businesses with under 50 employees.

The employment needs to meet all of these conditions:

To apply for this rebate

Support for Businesses

NSW Business Chamber

Members of the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce (LECC) receive many benefits and services from the NSW Business Chamber at no or minimal cost.

These include:

You can read more on the LECC's webpage.

NSW Business Chamber

Southern Region BEC

SRBEC offers individual consultations with business advisors for current or wouldbe business people. Resources such as upcoming training dates, business plan templates and links to useful websites are on the SRBEC website.

Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre

More Resources

Business Info

Consult for checklists of essentials for starting or growing a business, for grants and assistance, or to get more information on the regulations and licensing which govern your business.

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) represents the international supply chain sector: importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, logistics service providers and industry groups. Contact ComplianceNet - Freight & Trade Alliance Training Support on 02 9975 1878 or if you need help with enrolment.

Australian Licence and Business Information Service Tax Essentials for Business Employer Obligations

Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) lists an amazing array of grants and awards for business, as well as business news.

Collated Demographic Data on this Region

This is a valuable resource to:

Try RDASI or the Snowy Monaro Regional Council website for statistical summaries.