The Narooma Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s objectives are to:

  • Be the voice of Narooma businesses with government, non-government agencies and other business sectors
  • Network and support each other
  • Build a co-operative community
  • Encourage a sustainable attractive environment
  • Promote excellence in customer service at all times and develop events and facilities that will encourage visitors to the area year round
  • Attract funding and resources for all chamber projects through
    • Networking
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Mentoring and educating businesses
    • Planning business strategies
    • Creating infrastructure to assist businesses with market research and business plans
    • Development of policies re industry, tourism, infrastructure, development and the character of Narooma

Narooma Chamber Committee

Contact any of our members with any questions you might have about the Chamber or its present activities.

Dr Jenny Munro

President

Email: president@narooma.org.au

Michael Gardner

Vice-President

Email: vice@narooma.org.au

Michelle Baillie

Secretary

Email:  secretary@narooma.org.au

Di Nott

Treasurer

Email:  treasurer@narooma.org.au

Di Nott

Membership

Email: membership@narooma.org.au

Michael Gardner

Oyster Festival Liaison

Email: vice@narooma.org.au

Committee Members:

  • Kathryn Ratcliffe
  • Fiona McCuaig
  • John Murray
  • David O’Brien

Email: secretary@narooma.org.au

Membership Benefits

As a full member of the Chamber of Commerce you can expect the following:

A website listing on www.narooma.org.au, the Narooma region’s dedicated tourism and business directory. All listings are added to the website within 10 working days. Further details depending on level of membership are summarised here.

NSW Business Chamber

Business NSW offer advice and support for many aspects of your business. Talk to them over the phone or utilise one of their free webinars for building business knowledge. There is a wealth of information and it is a great resource there for your use!

Workplace & Legal, Marketing support, Business Hotline number, your business on their Members directory, and much more. www.businessnsw.com

They will contact you via email with your login details.

Ongoing support from the Chamber – being part of a positive and pro-active business group can be very beneficial, we see ourselves as a local support network to each other.

Opportunity to participate. Full membership provides businesses with an opportunity to have a say and participate in the Chambers decision making and operation.

Business Buzz

The Business Buzz is a quarterly Chamber invitation to get together informally over a drink and nibbles and discuss what’s happening round the traps. Held at a local Chamber members business, with guest speakers and local information for all our Narooma businesses.

Regular news updates – this has been seen by many members as invaluable. What’s happening, what are the opportunities, business planning, Eurobodalla Shire Council free seminars, etc.

We would love to see you at Business Buzz to get your ideas and input.

If you decide to join, you will just need to fill our membership form, and EFT /or send a cheque using the instructions below. Once you have a paid membership, you can then submit your business details via our online form for your listing on the www.narooma.org.au.

Membership Application:

Our membership is transitioning from a financial year basis (1 July – 30 June) and as such we are offering 6 month renewals for the month of July 2020 only (ie. half price). Full year renewals will be sent again on 1 January 2021.

Basic

$ 65

per Year
  • Basic business listing with name, address and contact details.
  • NSW Business Chamber membership included
  • Business Buzz events
  • Ongoing support
Basic Membership

Full Membership

$ 150

per Year
  • A website listing on www.narooma.org.au
  • Randomised position in one Category
  • 2 Images your logo & one other
  • x3 Tag words this helps with your SEO
  • NSW Business Chamber membership included
  • Business Buzz events
  • Ongoing support
Full Membership

Premium Membership

$ 400

per Year
  • A website listing on www.narooma.org.au
  • Anchored Premium position top of one Category
  • Listed in 2 categories
  • Randomised Advertising Banner on home page
  • 6 Images your logo & 5 other
  • x12 Tag words this helps with your SEO not only with your listing but your own website
  • NSW Business Chamber membership included
  • Business Buzz events
  • Ongoing support
Premium Membership

Associate

$ 30

per Year
  • For sporting clubs and other not for profits
  • A website listing on www.narooma.org.au
  • Basic business listing with name, address and contact details.
  • NSW Business Chamber membership included
  • Business Buzz events
  • Ongoing support
Associate Membership

Memberships have in the past been for financial year periods however in 2020 the Chamber is moving to Calendar year subscriptions. This year membership rates will be adjusted to allow this.

  • Free membership to NSW Business Chamber for those who agree.
    They offer advice over the phone for Workplace & Legal 13 29 59,
    Marketing support 13 26 96, Business Hotline 13 26 96,
    your business on their Members directory, and much much more.
    They will contact you via email with your login details.
  • Ongoing support from the Chamber – being part of a positive and pro-active business group can be very beneficial, we see ourselves as a support network.
  • Business Buzz is a quarterly chamber meeting held at a local chamber members business, with guest speakers and local information for all our Narooma business.
  • Regular news updates – this has been seen by many members as invaluable. What’s happening, what are the opportunities, business planning, Eurobodalla Shire Council free seminars, etc.

Payment Details

Membership – Business:

$110 full year (incl. GST)

Membership – Associate:

$66 full year (incl. GST) (Retiree only)

We also offer a Basic level of membership to provide your business with an opportunity to be part of the Narooma website only.

Payment Instructions

  • For EFT payment put “your name/membership” as the reference.
  • New bank details to come soon.
  • Ensure you have completed and submitted the form above.

Thank you! We look forward to having you on board.

Community Initiatives

Business Buzz

Held on the first Wednesday every month.

Due to the changing nature of 2020, our Business Buzz events have been suspended however we expect to be able to recommence in the new year! Watch this space for updates.

Upcoming meetings

Community Plan

Our long term plan is centred around a strong and sustainable future, supported by a progressive and supportive community. We are seeking to capitalise on our natural assets, as well as our tourism potential and create and environment encourages innovation and investment. We are able to draw on an active commercial sector, an engaged Chamber of Commerce, local government support, our volunteers and our strong community network. Our ‘big ideas’ set the scene for our longer term future. Some will take time, others provide opportunity for short term gains, renewed confidence and a chance at further development. They are set out in our 20 Year Plan. They involve infrastructure and industry development, expanding tourism opportunities, fostering creativity and artistic development as well as supporting our people, our volunteers and our emerging leaders.

Implementing our short term priorities is our first big challenge. And we’re full of optimism.

Community Plan - Final Draft

Family Day and Narooma Brand Re-launch

We are planning a Family Day in October or November, physical distancing restrictions permitting maximum numbers, to be held on a Sunday, midday, at Club Narooma. All will be welcome.

Our community suffered immeasurably through the bushfires and the winter has been dire for many businesses on the South Coast. The aim of our Chamber is to bring people together to celebrate our resilience and give traumatised locals a sense of community.

The Chamber is taking the opportunity to re-launch our brand narooma… how life should be, introduce our updated narooma.org.au website and launch the Narooma Community Plan.

“Work from Anywhere” grants

The Narooma Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Moruya Business Chamber and the Eurobodalla Shire Council applied for and have been granted funding to offer ‘Work from Anywhere’ online courses that will be offered free to first comers. The courses are usually $1000. Watch this space for more details!

River of Art Street Murals

This year the River of Art in conjunction with the Eurobodalla Chambers of Commerce is proudly putting together a number of street murals! See details on the River of Art website.

Narooma Oyster Festival

Happily the Narooma Oyster Festival will be back in 2021 – 30th April and 1st May – put the dates in your calendar!