It’s Our Backyard

We’re showcasing how different businesses are adapting and innovating to cope with social distancing measures and keep working.

If you’re a Greater Geelong business person doing things differently and you’d like to share your story, email us at

From the local florist to your neighbourhood butcher, businesses in our community have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The It’s Our Backyard campaign encourages our community to think local first when seeking supplies and essential services.

Many businesses have found innovative ways to continue serving the community safely while adhering to restrictions.

Thanks to contact-free delivery, click and collect and other online initiatives, it’s possible to support local from the comfort of your lounge room.

Let’s all think, shop and support local first – because every local purchase, big or small, makes a difference to our community.

Visit It’s Our Backyard to read more about the campaign and download free promotional images to help get the ‘support local’ message out.

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