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Welcome to the March issue of Noosa Connects

Noosa Connects is brought to you by Noosa Council's Economic Development Team - helping Noosa businesses plan, connect and grow. We look forward to helping your business stay connected and informed. Stay updated and access resources via the Noosa Connects Facebook page and Noosa Council Business website.

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This month, we catch up with Jaysen Du Plessis from local data-driven marketing consultancy, Hulk Media to learn how living and working in Noosa contributes to their business success. Jaysen is also a new member of our Business Support Panel and shares his thoughts on the program. Watch this Fast Five below.  


JobTrainer delivers more training for Qld

An additional 32 courses have been added to the Qld Gov's JobTrainer program including in the areas of bookkeeping, software development, beauty therapy, maritime operations and short courses in irrigation, mental health work and clinical coding. Students must enrol before September 2021 to qualify. Learn more

COVID-19 vaccination obligations for employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has published information to help employers navigate this unchartered space. New COVID-19 Vaccinations privacy guidance will help you to understand your obligations when collecting, using, storing and disclosing employee health information.

General Guidance | Privacy

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Noosa Business Support Panel Open for 2021

The Noosa Business Support Panel has been refreshed with a new panel of advisers. Noosa business owners/operators can access up to 2 hours of free advice, subsidised by Council. Learn more

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Queensland Business Revival Training

Free training for small business owners who would like to upskill, re-skill or cross skill for the web savvy post COVID environment.  Closes March 31. Learn more

Wage subsidy for apprenticeships 

Business can claim up to a 50% wage subsidy for new apprentices through the Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements Program.  Learn more

Workplace Legal Advice 

A free program from the Fair Work Ombudsman offering confidential advice to deal with issues arising from Coronavirus, including the end of JobKeeper.   

Learn more 

Business Grants

Business Events Grant 

Support to attend and participate at exhibitions, conferences and conventions. 

Closes 30 March 

Learn more 

Go Global Export Program

Providing export-ready SMEs with funding to finalise an export deal in a new market. 

Closes 24 March

Learn more

Boosting Female Founders 

Overcome the disadvantages faced in accessing finance and support for start-ups. 

Closes 22 April 

Learn more

More grants are always being launched so make sure you register with Noosa's Grant Guru, to keep on top of all upcoming opportunities!

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Budget Consultation 

Help shape Noosa Council's 2021-22 Budget and have your say to how you want council to "balance the budget" using this online tool Have Your Say

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Call for beach permit tenders

Council is calling for commercial operators on Main Beach, for activities such as learn-to-surf lessons, beach equipment hire, refreshment vans and beach massage.
Closes 2pm, 2 April | Learn more 

Go Noosa Buses are back at Easter 

Noosa Council's Go Noosa holiday transport program is back these Easter holidays, from April 2 - 18 with free buses around Noosa, Park & Ride, and discounted frequent travellers pass on the Noosa Ferry. Learn more


Peregian Digital Hub - for Parents

Receive updates on holiday workshops and opportunities for kids who love technology, coding, robotics, maths.

Register for updates 

Peregian Digital Hub - Tribes

The Hub is a place for marketers, start-up founders, technologists and eComm Retailers to connect and learn. 

Find your Tribe

Tendering for Business Workshop 

Increase your chances of tendering success  Event Info | (31 March)

Tourism Noosa Member Events

Workshops for members, including Eco Check, Linked In and Understanding Instagram. Event Info  

Reducing Energy Costs for Business 

Hear from Noosa businesses how energy efficiencies and solar are saving them $ on their electricity bills. 
Event info | (24 Mar) 

Noosa FAN Get Together

Get together for Members of the Noosa Food & Agribusiness Network 
Contact FAN | (31 Mar) 

Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo  

Will showcase exciting new electric vehicle  options to get around town   

Event info | (21 March)  

Sunshine Coast Business Awards
The Sunshine Coast's favourite awards night is back for 2021. Subscribe on their website to receive announcements & how to enter. 
Register for updates


Industry Resources 

Handy resources for a range of industries legal, operational & Business requierments 

Business Associations

Join your local Business Association to connect with other local businesses, and get additional support.


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What business related topic would you like to read about? We'd love to hear  your feedback!   


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