Business events and training

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All events in our training calendar are free, and bookings are made through Eventbrite. For more information or to book, please select available links on the date or browse the Yarra eventbrite or the Yarra libraries eventbrite.



  • Building partnerships and networks (for not-for-profits) - Wed 6 Feb
  • Career development for over 40s - Thurs 7 Feb
  • Learn with Lynda - Tues 12 Feb
  • Solar power for business - Thurs 21 Feb CANCELLED
  • Australian Tax Office workshop - Thurs 21 Feb
  • Australian Tax Office workshop - Thurs 28 Feb
  • Leading your team (for not-for-profits) - Thurs 28 Feb


  • How to have difficult conversations with Juliet Robinson- Thurs 7 Mar
  • Small business bus Victoria St -Thurs 7 Mar
  • Evaluating your project or program (for not-for-profits) - Wed 13 Mar
  • IWD special event: Navigating the uncertainty of returning to work with Jessica Kerr - Thurs 14 Mar CANCELLED
  • DIY graphic design - Wed 20 Mar 
  • The G-suite for businesses with Geoff Craig- Thurs 21 Mar
  • Small business bus Bridge Rd - Fri 22 Mar
  • Writing a good report (for not-for-profits) - Mon 25 Mar
  • Small business bus Brunswick St - Tues 26 Mar
  • Small business bus Smith St - Thurs 28 Mar


  • Improve your health, improve your business with Angela Baklis - Thurs 4 Apr
  • Small business bus Swan St - Fri 12 Apr
  • Building a culturally competent organisation (for not-for-profits) - Tues 30 Apr


  • Unleash your social media potential with Maria Pomella - Thurs 2 May
  • Making changes stick with Jane Scamell - Thurs 9 May **NEW DATE**
  • Grant writing 1 (for not-for profits) - Thurs 9 May
  • Online lead generation with Paula Glynn- Thurs 16 May
  • Grant writing 2 (for not-for-profits) - Mon 20 May
  • Taxation and accounting cheat sheet with Liam McNamara- Thur 30 May


  • Growing your sales with Vicky Mann - Thurs 13 June **NEW**
  • Small business bus St Georges Terrace - Wed 19 June
  • Unleash your social media potential with Maria Pomella - Thurs 27 Jun **NEW**


  • DIY graphic design - Wed 17 July (link coming soon)
  • Online lead generation with Paula Glynn - Thurs 25 July **NEW**


  • Sustainability and business with Jane Stewart - Thurs 8 Aug **NEW**


  • Debt recovery for small business with Allie Levine- Thurs 12 Sept
  • Resilience and self care with Dr Kayleigh Young - Thurs 19 Sept


  • Digital strategies for small business and non-profits with Ian Wong - Thurs 3 Oct
  • Being a 21st Century leader with Julie Hyde- Thurs 17 Oct
  • Business success for introverts with Lucinda Curran - Thurs 31 Oct

Can you present at an event?

Yarra holds monthly networking and training events where local businesses share knowledge on their topic of expertise. (Previously referred to as Lunchbox learning events). The events are one hour long, running from 12noon, and entirely free to attend. If you'd like to present at one of these events keep an eye on our e-news at the end the year for opportunities.

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.