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Discover the delights of farm-fresh meat, hand-distilled spirits, and original fashion and homeware design pieces.

Here you can find and buy special items direct, and make a difference for those most impacted by drought, bushfire and coronavirus – across rural and regional NSW.

Once you start travelling again, use our interactive map to plan your trip around visits to unique #BuyRegional businesses.  

Global market opportunities

Building on the success of Buy Regional, small business owners can now reach global consumers too. 

Buy Regional is going global

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Oakvale Wildlife Park

Children, Events and tours

Oakvale Wildlife Park, located in Salt Ash NSW, has 110 different species of animals within 25 acres of open bushland. Come and enjoy a full day out for your ultimate hands-on wildlife experience.

Sweet As Kangaroo Valley

Food

Sweet As Kangaroo Valley is a 'must-visit' destination for all things delicious and sweet, including lollies, chocolate and locally made artisan gelato. 

Kangaroo Valley Olives

Food

Kangaroo Valley Olives are a grove-to-table artisanal grower and producer of whole table olives, tapenades and extra virgin olive oils, along with complementary and seasonal products.

Valley Vintage

Clothing

Valley Vintage, located in Kangaroo Valley NSW, is a masculine vintage shop for all things quality, with a story or a story that is just beginning, from men’s threads to skin care and vintage pieces. 

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

Food

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry is a business that has been operating for 45 years from Berrima NSW, specialising in delicious jams, chutneys, teas, sweets and hampers just like grandma used to make but in the 21st century! 

Centennial Vineyards

Wine and beer

Centennial Vineyards is located just minutes from the township of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW, just over an hour south of Sydney.

Murrumbateman winery

Wine and beer

Established in 1973, Murrumbateman Winery, in the South East and Tablelands region of NSW, is a small boutique winery producing high quality, award winning wines from locally sourced, handpicked grapes.

Thorbourne Baby

Children

Thorbourne Baby, based in Yass NSW, is a small family business providing unique gifts from Australia and overseas for babies and toddlers and wide selection of Jellycat toys for all ages.

Out of Bounds Berridale

Food

Out of Bounds Berridale is a wood-fired pizza van based in Berridale NSW, providing a wide selection of pizzas with garlic and tomato bases with add-ons, as well as dessert pizzas.

For the Love of Jindabyne

Arts and crafts

After years of collecting amazing images, For the Love of Jindabyne have framed prints and other merchandise, including homewares and apparel, and hope you find a little keepsake from Jindy. 

Jindabyne Art Gallery Inc.

Arts and crafts

Jindabyne Art Gallery Inc. is a pop-up gallery and exhibition space for local artists in Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains NSW. All visual art is displayed including photography, paintings, and sculptures. 

Jugiong Motor Inn

Accommodation

Jugiong Motor Inn, in Jugiong NSW, in the South East and Tablelands of NSW is the ideal stopover for travellers between Sydney and Melbourne. Drop in for a meal, a stopover, a weekend or a week. Guests are welcome to eat, drink and stay. 

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Fellow advocates

Thankful4Farmers

Thankful4Farmers is an initiative that aims to demonstrate support for Australian farming and rural communities and raise funds to create sustainable transformational impact. Supported by ambassador, Matt Moran, Thankful4Farmers will raise money via Australian consumers purchasing select retail products as well as ordering select seasonal dishes from partnering restaurants.
Fellow advocates – Thankful4Farmers

One Day Closer to Rain

One Day Closer to Rain is a Facebook group focused on drought support, with a market page selling unique hand crafted arts and design pieces. People can buy direct from the maker, through the feed.
Fellow advocates – One Day Closer to Rain

Buy from the Bush

Buy from the Bush showcases beautiful things available in rural areas facing drought. People can buy direct from the producer, through Facebook and Instagram.
Fellow advocates – Buy from the Bush

Why Leave Town Gift Cards

Why Leave Town Gift Cards provide support to regional communities who are struggling due to the bushfires and ongoing drought. Donating via Why Leave Town Gift Cards will help someone in need and also keep money circulating locally. Gift cards will be distributed by local organisations within the town you select.
Why Leave Town Gift Cards

Flavours from the Bush

Tempting recipes created to showcase delicious ingredients sourced from Buy Regional's food producers.
Lamb cutlets with pecan dukkah from Barefoot Farm

Resources

You have a few decisions to make before you start selling online.

You can set up your site using an existing e-commerce site such as Shopify, GoDaddy AustraliaSquarespace and Wix.

Existing marketplaces such as eBay or Etsy are quick and easy to use sites to list your products.

Each path to online selling has benefits and challenges, so you’ll need to do some research to find the best match for your business.

Existing marketplaces can be a great place to start your online selling adventure. Guides to the most commonly used platforms are below.

When you’re considering marketplaces, ask important questions such as:

  • Are there set-up fees?
  • Are there ongoing subscription costs? (There can be big differences in costs from zero to around $60 a month.)
  • Are fees charged for every item sold?
  • Can the site handle foreign transactions? (Some sites allow purchases from other countries.)

You’ll also need to check functionality, ease of use and if you’re not comfortable in the online world, you will need to make sure the platform offers good technical support.

You should consider how much product you will sell online. Many of the marketplaces have a moving schedule of fees depending on your volume of sales.

Online marketplaces

  • eBay is still the dominant player in Australia. They have a clear and simple guide to setting up an eBay store.
  • Etsy is a well-known marketplace with rules about what you can sell. Items are limited to handmade goods, vintage items that are over 20 years old and craft supplies. Find out how to set up an Etsy store.
  • Amazon boats over 20 categories for products and easy ways to ship your products. Learn how to sell products on Amazon.
  • Instagram is an easy place to show off the visual appeal of products, and many sellers are already on the channel. Find out how to sell products from Instagram.
  • Facebook marketplace is a popular place to sell items. Find out the steps to set up an account on Facebook marketplace.

This is a small selection of what is available online. It's also best to do plenty of your own research.

E-Commerce can work well for businesses that already have a strong brand and a clear direction.

There are more hurdles with this option, including setting up a merchant ID and purchasing a domain name. Good e-commerce sites walk you through these steps.

According to Top10.com the best e-commerce sites have tools to walk you through the process, including hosting, design, pricing and payment options, reporting and postage calculators. 

Guides to set up e-commerce sites

This is a small selection of what is available online. It's also best to do plenty of your own research.

 

Advice to small businesses is available from NSW Business Connect advisors who have a broad range of skills covering essential business topics, including business planning, marketing and how to grow your digital presence.

The first four hours of one-on-one business advice is free. After that sessions are highly subsidised by the NSW Government. Get in touch with a Business Connect advisor.

Find out more about the digital advisors offered through Business Connect.

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