Buy Regional

Support country communities and buy direct from the producers. 


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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Buy Regional - Information for businesses

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Services, Wellbeing

Orange Organising Co.

Providing service to Orange and Central West NSW, Orange Organising Co. offers professional organising and declutter coaching to create refreshed and functional home spaces.

Gifts and homewares

Eucalypt Industries

Made with love in Blayney NSW, Eucalypt Industries offers thoughtful, unique gifts and keepsakes that are personalised to you.


Gifts and homewares

Batemans Bay Trophies & Gifts

Batemans Bay Trophies & Gifts supplies trophies, gifts, customised celebration items and more to the Eurobodalla area and online. 

Arts and crafts

Cheryl Hodges

Cheryl Hodges, located in Queanbeyan NSW, is a watercolour painter offering greeting cards, prints, stationery, homewares and original artworks.

Services, Wellbeing

Redwood Nutrition

Based in Bowral, Redwood Nutrition provides in-clinic, online and telehealth nutrition consultations specialising in metabolic health, weight management, gut health, and more. 

Arts and crafts, Homewares and home decor

Wood We Create

Wood We Create, based in Coffs Harbour, is a woodturning gallery offering fine handcrafted woodware ranging from functional to artistic, that draws on the natural beauty of the salvaged timber they work with.

Arts and crafts, Children

Rossendale Cottage

Rossendale Cottage, based in Bowral NSW, offers a range of items including handcrafted wares, gardening, aprons, eco shopping bags, children's books, prints, toys and more.



Based in Orange NSW and transcending trends, PHYLLi is timeless style personified, where art and luxury manifest as a practical unsurpassed accessory, and each hat is wearable storytelling.

Clothing, Gifts and homewares

Chaos & Karma

Chaos & Karma, located in Orange NSW, is a colourful boutique run by a local mother and daughter team and offers their own art, ladies' fashion, baby clothes, giftware, accessories, leather and more. 

Arts and crafts

Bubblegum Days

Bubblegum Days, based out of the Hunter region, sells handmade artworks including paintings on canvas, hand sewn dinosaurs using upcycled fabric, greeting cards and art instruction books.


Concepts of Armidale

At Concepts of Armidale, you will always find affordable, wearable styles for men, women, and children that don't compromise on quality. 

Gifts and homewares

Incentive Stationery

Incentive Stationery, located in Oat Flats NSW, crafts and creates personalised handmade keepsakes and gifts for all life occasions, printed on wood and acrylic.

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Fellow advocates

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 – One Day Closer to Rain

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 – Buy from the Bush

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.
Why Leave Town Gift Cards

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.
Lamb cutlets with pecan dukkah from Barefoot Farm

Flavours from the Bush

Tempting recipes created to showcase delicious ingredients sourced from Buy Regional's food producers.


How to create an online store

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 options

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 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.


Help from NSW Business Connect advisors

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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