We all know them. They’re the go-to people. The Coffs Coast’s 6000+ small businesses.

From the local food producer or restauranteur to gift shop, allied health professionals and corner store, small businesses together make something far more valuable than anything they do or sell. They help to build our local Coffs Coast community.

Small businesses contribute to a third of our economic activity, keep millions of Australians in jobs and are responsible for paying wages to more than half of our workforce. They are vital to our everyday lives – especially now in our economic recovery.

At a local level, there are approximately 6,000+ businesses across the Coffs Harbour City, employing approximately 30,000 local workers!

This year has been tough for many Coffs Coast small businesses, and they need our support. This could be as simple as eating at or getting takeaway from a local restaurant or café, buying your loved one’s next gift from a local shop, or liking and leaving positive reviews on their social media pages.

There are countless small ways to support local businesses. Let’s get the Coffs Coast going again!



Explore Coffs Coast Businesses in our Go Local First Directory

Go Local First

Small Business is everyone’s business.

Ways you can Go Local First

One thing we know about regional communities, is that when times are tough they rally around each other. With 2020 proving to be one of the most challenging years in history for Coffs Coast businesses your support in going local first has never been more important.

Are you a Coffs Coast small business owner? Here’s how you can get involved.

  1. Download the Campaign Toolkit for all the details on how to get involved.
  2. Add your business to the Go Local First Directory if you have not already.
  3. Send an email to info@coffschamber.com.au to order posters and stickers to display in your store or office.
  4. Add the Go Local First email banner to your email signatures
  5. Use the hashtags #CoffsGoLocalFirst and #GoLocalFirst on your social media posts.
  6. Download some generic social media posts to share on your socials to support the campaign.
  7. Encourage your social media followers to buy locally first
  8. When you are looking for service providers for your business, consider local first.

Faces of our local business community

Photos by local photographer Jay Black from And The Trees.

Meet Tanya & Vicki
Terry White Chemmart

Meet John
C.ex Group

Meet Paul
Silvio’s Italiano

Meet Clark
Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours

Meet Hannah
Dukes and Duchesses Apparel

Meet Kashi, Josh & Natasha
Raw Food Hub – Synchronicity Farm

Meet Jodie & Terry
Cutlers Tyrepower

Meet Kristi, Bridgette & Jayne
Coffs Central store owners

Meet Madonna
Two Tails Wines

Meet Dave & Kate

Meet Markus
Latitude 30

Meet Matt
The Battery Boys

Meet Tony
Jack Simmons Menswear

Meet Lyndall & Melanie
The Cheesemaking Workshop

Meet Paul-Thomas
All Office and Business

Meet Harry & Tim
North Coast Hotel Group

Meet Duncan & Carla
Coffs Coast Health Club

Meet Brentyn & Jane
Salt Water Freshwater Arts Alliance

Meet Michael
Big Banana

Meet Lisa & Elliot
The Design Cupboard

Meet Cath
The Digital Laneway