Business News

Try 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 thrive in our area.

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.

Snowy Trout Challenge Sponsor Call

Are you a local business?  Are you interested in being a sponsor of the Snowy Trout Challenge in 2022-23?  Download the 'Expressions of Interest for 2022-2023 Sponsors' information brochure and be part of next year's popular event. 

Download Sponsor Information Brochure

Council News

Business Recovery Hub, Cooma

Snowy Monaro Regional Council and My Business (formerly Business Australia) run the Snowy Monaro Business and Recovery Hub at 57 Vale Street. It is open weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm.

The Hub connects business owners and community members to bushfire recovery support & business and community services. It will be regularly attended by business support services including:

  • Business Connect
  • Strengthening Business
  • Rewire Small Business Program
  • Council's Community Recovery Officer and Assistant Recovery Officers.

Snowy 2.0 Construction

Interested in subcontracting? You'll need to register with ICN and Future Generation JV advise that you also join the LECC. The major contractors are working through local chambers of commerce to connect with local businesses: to provide up to date information and as a contact point when they need particular skills.

Waste Management

Chamber members can access the latest advice on managing commercial waste fees by contacting the LECC committee.

Mobile Phone & Internet Improvements

See the Community News page.

NSW Business Enterprise Centre

BEC has changed its name to Enterprise Plus. See more at their website.

About Enterprise Plus

Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce receives regular updates from the BEC on business seminars, courses and networking events held in this region or online.

Face to face workshops are often designed for small numbers of participants and cost very little.

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


Recent social and economic upheaval has challenged Australian small businesses like never before. To assist businesses to bounce back, TAFE NSW has a range of Australian and NSW Government subsidised training opportunities. TAFE Small Business Recovery.

TAFE also offers short leadership courses, business degrees and certificate courses.


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.

Support for Businesses

My Business

Members of the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce (LECC) can receive many services from My Business (Business Australia re-branded) at no or minimal cost.

These include:

  • hotlines for business support and legal, industrial relations and marketing advice
  • NRMA discounts plus advice on buying and maintaining vehicles
  • business templates and information from the members' area of the My Business website.

You can read more on the LECC's webpage.

My Business

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

Demographic data is a valuable resource to:

  • provide facts and figures for a funding application
  • support a submission to a government inquiry, on a topic that's vital to your business
  • help you to see if your new business idea might be a goer
  • assist you with research projects, if you are upgrading your qualifications.

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