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Calling all stallholders and food vendors

A picture of a food truck at the Stringybark Festival

 Applications close Friday, 8th July 2022

We are accepting expressions of interest for stallholders and food vendors to take part in the Stringybark Festival.

Stringybark Festival is taking place on Sunday, 16 October 2022, between 10.00am and 4.00pm at the Rowville Community Centre.

Local businesses, makers, leisure clubs, community organisations and sustainability groups are invited to participate.

Food Vendors Application     Stallholders Application


We are looking for stallholders and food vendors that promote sustainable living, such as:

  • nature, play and active challenges
  • interactive and educational environmental space
  • arts and creative play activities
  • hand made, home grown and up-cycled products 
  • socially and culturally engaging spaces that celebrate our local community
  • practices that support environmental sustainability and green living
  • local opportunities for social, cultural and environmental participation in daily life
  • information and demonstrations on 'do it yourself' practices and products.


Find out more

Digital Upskills Program 2022

An image of a digital screenWednesday, 13th July 2022

Announcing the 2022 Digital Upskilling Program. We have put together a new program designed to set you up for success with your digital marketing by helping you learn and apply the learnings directly to your business.

This program features a series of workshops on key digital marketing topics, with worksheets, cheat sheets and templates to help you take action. We also have an addiditional follow up session for further learnings and question time. This will allow you to apply the marketing learnings to your business.

Find out more

Register to attend National Tree Day

Friday, 22nd July 2022

Knox City Council coordinates a tree planting event each year - a day for the community where everyone can get involved, and another for businesses to come together and network whilst making a positive difference in the local environment and community. 

There are a host of reasons why trees are good for the environment, not least of which is their ability to improve air quality, mask urban noise and beautify surroundings, which helps attract business to the area.  The plants will provide valuable habitat and food sources for local wildlife and will build on existing habitat to extend wildlife corridors.

Register Now

Interns in Industry - Information Session

Wednesday, 10th August 2022

An Information Session is being held by Deakin University for your business to find out more about the Interns In Industry program.

Benefits to your business by employing a free intern means increased capacity to take on organisational tasks and projects as well as access to students who bring the latest theory, techniques and fresh perspectives to your organisation.

Book Now

Learn more about the program

Opportunities to submit Tenders

Did you know that we advertise tender opportunities on the Knox City Council website?

There can be many opportunities for local businesses to submit a tender application for varying services.

If you are interested in finding out more, register your details on the tender portal.

View Tender Opportunities

Order free resources and receive a spotlight on your business

Take the opportunity to promote your business by ordering free resources.

Resources available to businesses include:-

  • fairy lights (box of 500) - fairy lights can be used outdoors to enhance a facade, installed on a front awning or main window of your business to make the areas more inviting to customers.  
  • hand sanitiser stands - help keep the community, staff and consumers safe by providing a hand sanitiser stand at your store entrance - and they have been made locally.
  • Graffiti removal kits - graffiti kits will assist any business in keeping their facade free of tagging or graffiti to keep their shopfront clean and inviting.  

Find out more

For further assistance, please contact Economic Development via email: or call 9298 8000.