Balancing the Board – A celebration of Gippsland Women in Sport Governance

Join us as we recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Gippsland women in sport governance. 

The event will be held over one weekend prior to International Women’s Day. Funded by Change Our Game, the day will celebrate women who play an important role in leveling the playing field for women & girls in community sport.

  • Saturday 5th March 2022, 10:30am – 1:30pm at The Vines on Avon, Maffra
  • Sunday 6th March 2022, 10:30am – 1:30pm at RACV, Inverloch

*Both locations will be replicated

We are excited to announce Madeleine Hogan as the Change Our Game Ambassador. Madeleine is a three-time Paralympian and currently the Business Development Manager at Bluescope and is the Director of the Disability Sport and Recreation Victoria board. Maddy will speak about her journey as a successful board member and how she has been able to influence organisations by using good governance practices, showing the pathway to leadership, and providing inspiration to the audience.

The event will also include;

  • Q & A panel with a number of local inspirational women speakers who will highlight their ability to bring about change as a result of their committee roles.
  • GippSport’s Change Our Game Regional Governance and Changing Gippsland Game Leadership Program participant’s awards will be presented during the event.


A free event funded by Change Our Game, light morning tea provided.

Limited spots available to register, please visit:


For more information, please get in touch with Amelia on or 0428 358 336


The Gippsland Business Awards are now open!

The Federation University Gippsland Business Awards are now open for nominations…

The Gippsland Business Awards are the pinnacle business awards in our region, and for over 23 years have been celebrating the achievements of Gippsland business providing a unique opportunity to showcase their successful endeavours.

The awards were postponed in 2020 for the first time since their inception and the committee are determined to make the 2021 awards not only a celebration of Gippsland’s business and industry, but an acknowledgement of the challenges faced.

This year a new award has been created to acknowledge the challenges faced by business across the region and will recognise the finalist whose business pivoted and responded best to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

2021 entry categories include:

Accommodation, Beauty & Personal Care, Business & Professional Services, Food & Wine Producers, Health & Well-being, Hospitality, Manufacturing/Export, Mechanical Trades & Construction, New Business, Retail, Tourism Activities & Attractions, Business Agility Award (new for 2021 in response to COVID-19).

Information regarding the award categories, eligibility, entry information and judging can be found under 2021 Awards on the GBA website by visiting

Anyone can nominate another Gippsland business or themselves and we urge all Gippsland businesses to take the opportunity to recognise their achievements and participate in the 2021 awards. Visit the GBA website to nominate now.

Nominations close 21 May.

The Federation University Gippsland Business Awards are proudly supported by Gold Sponsor – Federation University; Silver Sponsors – AGL, Bass Coast Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, East Gippsland Shire Council, Equip Superannuation Fund, Industry Capability Network, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Health Service, Regional Development Victoria, South Gippsland Shire Council, TAFE Gippsland, Telstra, Wellington Shire Council; Bronze Sponsors – ADMEDIA Australia, Aussie Broadband, GBS Recruitment, Latrobe Health Assembly and WIN Television, In-kind Sponsors – Gippsland Event Management, Monacellars, Simplypress, The Original Printers Studio.

Event School – A Destination Gippsland Initative

Destination Gippsland are offering a one on one coaching service for event producers and operators or those who have plans to stage an event in the Gippsland region soon.

Sessions will be based around the areas of business you feel you need more assistance with, including:

  • Concept Development
  • Event Checklist – The Basics
  • OH&S
  • Sponsorship vs. Grant Funding
  • Brand Development
  • Budgets/Costs
  • Operations

Please note that preference will be given to events planned for the East Gippsland region first, followed by the wider Gippsland region.

Fill out the form here and send to Lyndel Moore, Destination Gippsland’s East Gippsland Visitor Economy Bushfire Recovery Manager, on

Selling Gippsland wine to Australia

On a positive note, Destination Gippsland have secured a billboard in Melbourne to promote our wineries (and distilleries and breweries) with online shops.

The call to action is via

We are running a small Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaign to support it with online search, hoping to drive some sales to our wineries/brewers and distilleries right now.

How to switch to remote work

🆕🔛GippsTech has Switched To Remote Work – We Can Help Your Business Do The Same

In light of the current circumstances regarding #COVID-19, the team at GippsTech have switched to remote work to assist in reducing the spread of the virus.

We understand that this is a difficult time for many businesses across Gippsland, and we at GippsTech want to do whatever we can to help and support you through this challenge.

Some of you may be wondering how you can run your business remotely 📞⌨️, especially one that is a traditional “bricks and mortar” business. However, with some creative ideas and online tools to help make things easier, this may be possible for more types of businesses than you think.

Whilst this can be a challenging and uncertain time for us all, it is also a time that we can use to digitise our business, and to improve the effectiveness of our team collaboration tools and solutions. In times like these, innovation, creativity, collaboration and some good humour will make all the difference.

🔰For information on how we can help your business transition to remote working, read the full article here: ⤵️

#remoteworking #digitiseyourbusiness #workfromhome #innovate #GippsTech #Gippsland #techlife

Annual Gippsland Innovation Survey

The LVA are conducting the inaugural annual Gippsland Innovation survey. The survey has been designed to better understand and support innovation activities in Gippsland.

The survey measures the level of innovation within businesses and provide insight on methods to better support and promote innovation across Gippsland businesses and stimulate socio-economic growth in the region. Upon completion of the survey, we will analyse the results and provide insights on key trends and issues within the region. Each business that participates in the survey will also have the option to receive a copy of a benchmark report detailing the results of the survey.

The survey is expected to take 15 minutes to complete and will be live from Monday 18 November until Friday 29 November.

Free online resources that can help you in your startup journey!

You can find anything from short and snappy business plan templates to best practice pitching examples. Finding these resources can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourites for you:

plus many more…


Coming to Gippsland! The Modern Techniques of Sales & Negotiation

Sales training is often overlooked, yet it is the driving force to grow your business.

In2 Project Management, our corporate partner in Gippsland, are hosting an exclusive opportunity for Gippslandians to learn the art of sales, negotiation, pitching, language and framing with ISR Training Co-Founder & Shark Tank success story, Jack Corbett.

If you’re Gippsland based, this event is serious value for money that will help your business, so get along!


Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019

Time: 7.45am-1.00pm

Venue: Traralgon Vineyard