Business events and training

Yarra council business support

Brainfood for Business

We offer a range of training and professional development opportunities through our Brainfood for Business program. This includes free tax update training from the Australian Tax Office, small business workshops in the new Comprehensive small business course and Lunchbox learning. The full calendar is available - please note this is a large file.

Affordable business training

In 2018 we also introduce the new, Comprehensive small business course, with nine workshops in topics that have been proven to contribute to business success. The course runs twice over the year and can be booked through the Yarra Council Eventbrite. 

Taxation updates

Returning in early 2018 are the ATO's Tax essentials and Record keeping workshop and a new Tax basics workshop on 15 March. 

Free lunchtime training and networking

Lunchbox learning returns for its fifth successful year. This monthly networking and training event features local businesses sharing their knowledge on their topic of expertise. The events are one hour long, running from 12noon. You can book these through the Yarra Council Eventbrite.

International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, 8th March 2018, Yarra is hosting a special event for business women. A panel of experts reveal how they pair ambitious careers and motherhood, and how they can help others do the same. The panel is followed by an afternoon tea.

If you are under 25

You may be eligible for our Young Entrepreneurs Programa free program designed to give young people support in the development of their business idea, in part through business workshops.