Wyndham City acknowledges the importance of ongoing sustainable opportunities for the community to be healthy and active.
Wyndham Sport and Recreation supports all Health, Wellness & Fitness Providers and networks across Wyndham through a central source of information and communication.
The FitHub eNewsletter is sent out -bi-Monthly. To receive a copy in your inbox please sign up here.
All Health, Wellness & Fitness providers and networks are encouraged to submit content to be included in the bi-monthly FitHub eNewsletter. This can be success stories about Wyndham residents, new programs targeting a specific cohort, new collaborations and special events.
2020 Engagement Calendar
Wyndham Together – Submit Your Content/Event
- Wyndham City has launched a new website, Wyndham Together to help residents stay connected while social distancing. This platform provides information about upcoming online classes and workshops, and great articles to stay healthy and active.
- Health, Wellness and Fitness businesses are encouraged to submit their date-specific, scheduled, online events with reference to the platform where these take place (e.g. Facebook live, webinar, Zoom etc). If you have existing online events planned or instructional content (e.g. online workout video) that would be of value for the community at this time and would like to share, you can do this via the Wyndham Together website.
- Submit your event or content here.
Localised - a free local business directory
- Localised is a free local business directory that gives you the opportunity to build your brand and promote your expertise, goods and services.
- You are able to add business contact details and information and include upcoming events to build more connection with local businesses.
- Localised includes information to assist your business and professional development opportunities.
Support from Wyndham City's Economic Growth Department
Wyndham City's Economic Growth Department is committed to assisting in the development of a vibrant and sustainable local economy.
They offer a range of services and support for small, home-based, medium or large businesses in Wyndham and can put you in touch with other businesses and industry groups in the region.
Wyndham City's Economic Growth Department is located at the Wyndham City Council's Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee and can be contact via phone on 9742 0788 or email email@example.com.
You can make an appointment to meet with a member of Wyndham City’s Economic Growth Unit to get information about Council services and assistance as well as other government support for new small business.
Coronavirus Business Webinars
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Coronavirus Business Webinar series features a different guest speaker each week to share their knowledge. The Chamber is also offering 12 months free membership valued at more than $700.
NEIS Information Session
Free Mentoring for Small Business
The Melbourne Innovation Centre offers free access to four hours of virtual mentoring as well as free online workshops and resources. Businesses need to be Victorian for-profit businesses with an active ABN and under 20 employees to be eligible.
For more information click below or phone 9490 1402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Business Counselling
Business Connect Wyndham
Council, Committee for Wyndham, Wyndham BizNet and Werribee Business & Tourism Association are collaborating in the delivery of Business Connect Wyndham, a virtual networking and information program open to all local businesses. To register email Committee for Wyndham CEO, Barbara McLure at email@example.com
Wyndham Economic Growth & Visitor Economy Strategies – A Snapshot
The Wyndham Economic Growth and Visitor Economy Strategies set Wyndham on a journey of transformation through the implementation of actions that will influence the continuing growth of the City’s industry and visitor economy strengths, the leveraging of opportunities to grow emerging industry sectors, tourism dispersal and yield and reshaping the future economy to align with broader national and international trends by growing the cities knowledge sector industries.
If you would like a copy of either strategy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe to Business Publications
Wyndham City offers a range of support to business owners. These include the services below that may be of particular interest to new starters.
Connection with Council, Facilities & Sports Clubs
List of Sporting Reserves & Facilities
There are numerous sporting facilities available across Wyndham. To search for local grounds near you, visit MyWyndham.
Volunteering and Grants
Wyndham Community Health Grant - The Point Cook Football Club (PCFC) are establishing a Wellbeing and Fitness Club through an inaugural women’s group pilot programme. The Wellbeing and Fitness Club will run a pilot 12-week programme for two nights per week engaging a Wyndham based Fitness business to conduct the sessions.
One night per week will be dedicated to the Wellness aspect with specialist presenters confirmed for topics including Nutrition, Women’s hormones, Mental Health (including identification of children’s mental health), Nutrition for kids, Pre and Post Natal Health and Physical Health. The alternate night will be a fitness night run by professional trainers on topics including Learn to Run, Yoga, Wellfit Mums, Self Defence and Fitness for differing age groups.
Active After Hours
A new initiative to help Wyndham residents get more active, more often – we’re keeping the lights turned on outside of the normal hours at some of our sporting facilities.
This will allow more members of the community to use facilities and be more active.
For more information on this initiative please visit - https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/activeafterhours
Active Kids is a Wyndham City Council initiative free to schools, designed to be a fun way to encourage healthy eating habits and increased physical activity in children aged 8-10 years (grade 3 & 4) attending primary schools across the Wyndham municipality.
The Active Kids program offer opportunities for Wyndham Providers to connect with partner schools through the delivery of clinics, providing collateral and/or offering opportunities for grade 3 & 4 to be active outside of school.
Expressions of Interest for Providers for the 2020 Active Kids program are now being sought. Please contact James Robortella, Inclusion & Participation Officer on 9742 0777 or at email@example.com.
Healthy & Active Expo
Wyndham City’s annual Healthy and Active Expo showcases sports, fitness and wellbeing activities in within local neighbourhoods during September& October.
Each year Wyndham partner with a variety of providers including Health, Wellness & Fitness businesses, Sports Clubs and community organisations to deliver free events, clinics and ‘come and try’ sessions for all ages and abilities.
I would like more information about Council services, who can I contact?
If the information sought is not located above, please contact James Robortella, Inclusion & Participation Officer on 9742 0777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to enquire about hiring a Sporting Reserve facility
Council Sporting Reserves and Facilities are available for casual hire subject to availability. Submit your request
My business has an idea to develop a service/program and would like to know how Council can support?
The Sport and Recreation team encourage all sustainable opportunities for Wyndham residents to become healthy and active. If the information sought is not located above, please contact James Robortella, Inclusion & Participation Officer on 9742 0777 or at email@example.com.
we would like to stay connected with latest updates for all Wyndham Health, Wellness & Fitness Providers.
- Please ensure you are subscribed to FitHub eNewsletter and following Healthy & Active in Wyndham on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/healthyandactiveinwyndham/)
- If the information sought is not located above, please contact James Robortella, Inclusion & Participation Officer on 9742 0777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WynLocal Small Business Professional Advice Program
WynLocal Small Business Professional Advice Program
Wyndham City is offering local small businesses access to a free professional services advisory program. This initiative is fully funded by Council as part of the WynLocal Economic Support Package.
The program has been developed in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and more specifically to support small businesses that may not have the internal resources, or access to specialist advice, to assist in the management of staff, management of finances and or the implementation of digital marketing initiatives that have the capacity to find new markets at this most difficult time.
Businesses can defer their rate
Wyndham City Council is offering businesses the opportunity to defer their outstanding rates for the 2019-20 financial year. This means that payment will be deferred up until 30 September 2020 without interest being charged. For more information and to apply click on the link below.
State and Federal Government Programs
To help businesses navigate the programs available Council has developed a simple to understand table that explains what each program comprises, how you can access the program and the level of payments available. You can also phone the Business Victoria Hotline 13 22 15 for assistance or visit www.business.vic.gov.au.