Supporting Local Business

Supporting Local Business

Local businesses are some of the biggest employers in Australia! Supporting local businesses and shopping locally stimulates job creation, boosts the local economy, establishes a rich local culture and injects money directly into the community. 

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder recognises the important role local businesses play in suppporting our local economy and community. The City's Economic Development team is actively working with local businesses and industry bodies to support Kalgoorlie-Boulder enterprises and promote the importance of shopping locally. 

The City supports local businesses through the following initiatives:

#ShopLoKalWA Rewards

Buy LoKal to Win

Be rewarded for shopping locally this August and September through #ShopLoKalWA Rewards. Each week, a lucky local shopper will be awarded a City Pass, with the ability to choose from the following prizes: 
  • 1 month Gold Adult Membership to the Goldfields Oasis
  • Tickets for 2 to a show at the Goldfields Arts Centre 
  • Nine & Dine voucher for 2 at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course
  • A Family Pool & Waterside Pass to the Goldfields Oasis 

How to Enter: 

Step 1 - Buy something from a local Kalgoorlie-Boulder business! This may be something tasty, a sweet service, something for your home, or something to wear.
Step 2 - Snap and share a photo of your purchase to Instagram and/or Facebook using the #ShopLoKalWA
Step 3 - Sit back and relax! Your post will be entered into a weekly draw to win a City Pass, thanks to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Weekly Winners this October to December 2019.  

Winners announced weekly! Follow @ShopLoKalWA on Facebook and Instagram for announcements. 

Terms and Conditions
Buy Local Campaign #ShoploKalwa
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in collaboration with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI), is currently delivering the #ShopLoKalwa campaign. The campaign aims to create community awareness about the importantce of supporting local businesses, recognising the valuable contribution they make to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder economy and community. 

The #ShopLoKalwa campaign was inspired through consultation with the local business community who recognised a need to collectively engage with local consumers. The importance of the campaign and shopping locally was also revealed through data from the Kalgoorlie-Boudler Local Spend Analysis, conducted by REMPLAN in 2018. The Analysis revealed that 64% of every dollar spent at a local small business stays in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder economy and community. This contrasts with just 3% for online purchases. 

Through the use of #ShopLoKalwa on social media by both local businesses and consumers, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the KBCCI aim to:
  • Create exposure for local businesses, their products and services; 
  • Promote and celebrate Kalgoorlie-Boulder's unique local business community;
  • Encourage a strong relationship between the community and the local business sector.
Shoppers are encouraged to follow @shoplokalwa on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram for news, sales, and updates on everything shopping.

Local business retailers are encouraged to join the #ShoploKalwa retailers group on Facebook for news, updates and tips on the easiest ways to utilise #ShopLoKalwa hashtag for improved online business marketing.

For more information about the Buy Local Campaign and how your business can get involved, please contact the City's Economic Development team. 
Small Business Friendly Initiative
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's committment to the local business community is further supported by our pledge to the Small Business Friendly Local Government's initiative. 

This initiative, developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, recognises City's work towards, 'better practice' in engaging with our small business community.

The key commitments are to;
  • Work to further enhance customer service.                      
  • Make small business payments within 30 days.
  • Have a process to handle concerns and disputes.
  • Investigate and introduce activities to improve the operating environment for small businesses in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and;
  • Work closely with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support and promote local small businesses.
The City is one of the inaugurating local governments who committed to the initiative by signing a Charter in August 2016.

For more detail please view the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 
Small Business Friendly Charter
Procurement Workshop: How to do business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have partnered together to present quarterly procurement workshops on How to do Business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.  These workshops provide small to medium sized enterprises and Aboriginal businesses with the opportunity to: 
  • Take home valuable information relating to upcoming tenders and contracts;
  • Gain insight into procurement processes;
  • Meet purchasing professionals;
  • Learn about compliance and registration requirements for local tenders and contracts. 
The next procurement workshop is taking place on: 

Friday, 6 September 2019
10am - 10:30am 
Goldfirelds Arts Centre, Ensemble Room
Breakfast Provided 

Register Online

Take part in our 'Local Business Showcase'
We want to showcase your businesses stories! The City's Economic Development team  is s eeking expressions of interest from local businesses who wish to be a part of the buy local campaign in the future. You can nominate your own business or a valued local small business in your community.

As a business, the participating criteria  is:
  • The business owners have lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder or the business has been in the local area for at least 2 years.
  • The business supports the local community for example local schools or sporting clubs. 
  • The business has at least a basic web or digital presence; and
  • The business shopfront and/or shop is visually pleasing.
Express your businesses interest in this exciting initiative here

Opportunity exisits for local businesses to apply for funding to support Space Activation Activities within the central business districts. For more information on this Space Activation Sponsorship contact the City's Economic Development Coordinator here.
Buy Local Strategy
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Buy Local Strategy outlines how the City will assist and partner with local business and industry bodies to positively impact local purchasing and support regional employment opportunities.

The Stategy's vision is to have strong local businesses employing people that live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, ultimately creating new jobs and generating economic growth.

The Stategy's key goals are to:
  • Support and develop sustainable, profitable local businesses;
  • Maximise the local provision of goods and services regularly required by residents and business;
  • Foster collaboration among businesses in procurement, market supply, marketing and freight; and
  • Develop a strong retail sector and a vibrant CBD in both Kalgoorlie and Boulder.
For more detail, please view the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Buy Local Strategy
Terms and Conditions - #ShopLoKalWA Rewards
 #ShopLoKalWA Rewards Campaign 2019 – Terms and Condition of Entry
  1. The “#ShopLoKalWA Rewards” Campaign 2019 (Competition) is being run and managed by City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 577 Hannan  Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (Proponent).
  2. Entries to the Competition are deemed as acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Entry.
  3. Failure by the Proponent to enforce any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions of Entry at any stage, does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  4. The Proponent may disqualify any entrant deemed not complying with the Terms and Conditions of Entry and the Entry Requirements.
  5. Entry to the Competition is achieved by posting an original photo displaying an item, product or service purchased from a local Kalgoorlie-Boulder business on Facebook or Instagram, and captioning the Facebook or Instragram post with the hashtag “#ShopLoKalWA”, in accordance with the Entry Requirements.
  6. The Proponent reserves the right to use any photograph posted on Facebook or Instagram in order to enter the Competition, for any marketing or promotional purpose, including to promote any future similar promotion (Permitted Use). By submitting images to enter the Competition, entrants grant the Council permission and a non-exclusive licence for all copyright and moral rights associated with submitted images, for the Permitted Use.
  7. By entering and participating in the Competition, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Facebook, Instagram and Council from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) the entrant’s participation in the Competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activities, acceptance of a prize and/or use or misuse of a prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  8. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  1. Entries must be submitted to the Competition during the campaign period from 12.01am on Thursday, 1 August to 11.59pm on Monday, 30 October 2019.
  1. Entry to the Competition is open to West Australian residents aged 18 and over.
  2. Where an entry includes a photograph depicting a minor under the age of 18, the entrant must have permission from the parent or legal guardian of the minor before submitting the photograph.
  3. City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder staff, contractors and Councillors are not eligible for entry to the competition.
  4. Entry to the Competition is free.
  5. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
  1. Entry to the Competition is achieved by posting an original photo displaying an item, product, or service purchased from a local Kalgoorlie-Boulder business on Facebook or Instagram with the accompanying hashtag: #ShopLoKalWA. Modification of an existing photo does not qualify as original photo for the purposes of these Entry Requirements. The entry must be from a customer or prospective customer to the business, and not a business owner, worker, or employee of the business represented in the entry.
  2. All entries posted on social media must be made public.
  3. All entries will be reviewed by a Council Officer for compliance with the Entry Requirements.
  4. Entrants/Entries must not defame or invade publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights.
  5. Photos must not contain, as determined by the Proponent in its sole discretion, any content that: is sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory, profane or pornographic, involves nudity, promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons; promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about the Proponent, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council or its partners, other companies or people; contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities, and/or other public or private figure, living or dead, without permission; communicates messages or images inconsistent with positive images and or goodwill; and/or violates any law.
  6. Photos deemed by the Proponent, in its sole discretion, to be in breach of the Terms and Conditions of Entry or the Entry Requirements, will be disqualified from the Competition without further notice.
  1. The Proponent will select a winner each week at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, on the following dates:
  • Friday, 9 August 2019
  • Friday, 16 August 2019
  • Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Friday, 30 August 2019
  • Friday, 6 September 2019
  • Friday, 13 September 2019
  • Friday, 20 September 2019
  • Friday 27 September 2019
  1. The Winner will be announced on the #ShopLoKalWA Facebook page. If the winner fails to respond to notification that they have won the competition within 72 hours of the notification being sent by the Proponent, a second judging will be conducted to determine a new winner as soon as practicable.
  2. The winning entry will be judged by a panel comprising of representative of the Proponent, who, in their sole discretion will select a winner based on the following criteria:
  • originality of the content;
  • how the content best encapsulates the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder community; and
  • the quality of the content.
  1. The winner will choose one of the following prizes:
  • 1 month Gold Adult Membership to the Goldfields Oasis
  • Tickets for 2 to a show at the Goldfields Arts Centre 
  • Nine & Dine voucher for 2 at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course
  • A Family Pool & Waterside Pass to the Goldfields Oasis 
  1. The prize is not transferable or exchangeable. No compensation will be payable if the winner is unable to use the prize in this form.
  1. The Proponent and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council are committed to compliance with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. All personal information (including images) collected by the Proponent and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council will be used for the Council’s business purposes and kept confidential except as permitted in the above Terms and Conditions of Entry.  These details will not be disclosed to third parties unless the Council is required to disclose the information under other legislation or disclosure is necessary to complete the purpose for which it is sought.  You may access information you have provided to the Council at any time and make corrections if you believe that information is incorrect.  For further information and contact details, visit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s website at