Benefits of being a member

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As a member, you have access to some great events and networking opportunities so you can get to know your business community

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Keeping you Informed

As a member, we will keep you informed of any business grants, export opportunities, community partnerships and many other issues as we are always connected with local, state & federal government bodies.

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Be a part of something bigger

Standing for your business

At the Shoalhaven Business Chamber we understand the importance of collaboration and building a strong network of like-minded businesses all with a common goal, profitable growth for the Shoalhaven. The Chamber has been providing valuable support for different businesses across the Shoalhaven since 2005. Whether a sole trader, small business, medium size enterprise, Not-for-profit or a multi-national organisation, we pride ourselves on delivering information and insights to keep Shoalhaven businesses connected and maximising business growth opportunities.


Prioritising your business success

Our vision is to achieve a vibrant and profitable business environment for the Shoalhaven and we have three key functions for our members: • Nurture business networking • Lobby federal, state and local government for issues that impact our business growth and sustainability • Provide business education and support through effective communication. No other networking group in the Shoalhaven listens to local businesses as much as we do.


Be seen

Building relationships and supportive networks is integral to our members so we encourage attendance to our successful networking events in order to get to know their business neighbours better. Since there are hundreds of members, there are plenty of opportunities where you could be providing a product or service that fulfils the needs of another business. These events provide networking opportunities with Shoalhaven businesses, Shoalhaven City Council representatives, councillors and government departmental representatives. Each year, we have monthly Business After Hours networking events, quarterly Super Dinners and a series of lunch and learn and breakfast seminars hosted by different sponsors covering various business topics.

Be heard

Your Chamber committee members collectively sit on regional, state and federal consultative and advisory bodies including the Illawarra Regional Advisory Group, Regional Development Australia, Shoalhaven Business & Employment Development and the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Committee. The Chamber committee holds interests for the arts, business and community partnerships, economic development, education, export, infrastructure law, marketing, tourism and transport. Your Chamber provides a forum to raise issues that affect your business and action major issues on your behalf with local, state and federal government.

Be informed

As a member, you will receive informative updates of new developments, business opportunities, education, legal requirements, compliance and training. When you join, you also automatically receive free membership to our Local Chamber Alliance. It provides a number of valuable tools available through the NSW Business Chamber including assistance with workplace decisions, business advice, guides and toolkits for your business. You can also raise your profile to over 13,000 members in the NSW Business Chamber Directory. 

Be a part of it

As a Not-for-profit organisation that represents local businesses, we are driven by the success and growth of the Shoalhaven economy and the businesses that operate here.

To join today, simply call 02 4423 3582 or go to


Invitations to regular events including Business After Hours, Lunch & Learn events & Women in Business events. You will also receive VIP invitations and discounts to our Annual events including Shoalhaven’s most unique Super Dinner, other business events and expos.

Build your business presence through event sponsorship or hosting business after hours at your premises. Membership also entitles you to listing on local and state chamber business directories.

Receive regular newsletters directly to your inbox that keeps you updated with Shoalhaven business news, networking events, policy matters and relevant information on federal, state and regional levels.


As a member, you are able to access our membership database to promote any specials or discounts your are running and we will share via our social media channels.


As an Alliance partner you automatically become a member of Business Australia and have access to the many tools, templates, news and articles on offer. Benefits available to you at no additional cost exclusively through your membership with Shoalhaven Business Chamber.


As an employer you can access 3 phone consultations with a workplace specialist who can advise on the best way to handle workplace issues.  Your query will be answered or, for more complex matters we will layout next steps to resolve an issue.

Assistance is available across a broad range of range of topics including modern awards rates and conditions, redundancies and terminations, contracts of employment, workers compensation and interpretation of leave and more.


This service ensures that your keep up to date with your requirements of your award.  You will receive a complimentary subscription which provides full details of your modern awards and alerts you to updates with full commentary of the impacts.


When you advise us that you wish to receive benefits, you will automatically access the benefits of Business Australia including a Grant Finder App, On Demand Webinars, Cyber security checklist, Newsletter and access to some sample HR templates and resources that assist with growing and maximising your businesses potential


9 Reasons to Join the Chamber

1. Be Heard.

Be a part of a chamber network that has local, state and federal government issues raised on behalf of your business.

2. Growth Initiatives.

Share your support for business growth in our area by getting involved in SBC initiatives.

3. Business Visibility.

Be seen in a comprehensive business listing for all members in SBC and NSW Business Chamber database.

4. Business Pulse.

Get regular updates and newsletters delivering relevant timely insights and opportunities for your business.

5. Collaborate and Grow.

Stand together and share our business community’s vision to maximize profitability and the economic growth of the Shoalhaven.

6. Relationship Building.

Attend regular networking opportunities at our events.

7. VIP Invitations.

Earlybird notifications of the SBC affiliated training, workshops and seminars.

8. Access to our database & social media channels

As a member, you are able to send any specials or promotions you have to our substantial database of members & subscribers. We will also promote via our social media channels.

9. Free Business Services and Advice Line.

Free IR, WHS and HR advice for your business.

Become a Member

Members of the Shoalhaven Business Chamber get access to a large number of benefits.