Business Classes and Workshops

Due to the current COVID-19 climate, our regular face-to-face business classes and workshops were postponed until further notice.
This includes the 2020 Australian Taxation Office workshops, which we hope to re-adopt in the coming months.

Like all Victorian Councils, Frankston City Council is monitoring the latest restrictions and adhering to best COVID safe practices.

Frankston City Council is always committed to the safety of its patrons and is taking necessary precautionary measures to help combat the spread of Coronavirus and this includes postponing large gatherings or changing events to virtual.

Council is looking forward to re-adopting postponed events, workshops, services and seminars in the near future and establishing new business programs so we can continue to provide an environment that encourages vibrant and resilient small businesses as part of Council’s Economic Development Strategy 2016-2022.

Here are some events, workshops and programs you can access now:

Visual Merchandising Workshop (virtual)

Does your business need a VISUAL facelift! Let 2021 be a fresh start for you and your bricks and mortar business by giving it a makeover! When it comes to the shopfront, first impressions last!

To help you start the new year with a new look and entice more customers your way, we are offering a FREE Virtual Merchandising workshop on Thursday January 28 at 7PM.

In this 90 minute workshop, the fabulous Ching Ching from Pop Creative Collective will give you tips and tricks on how to revive your window display plus the first 20 Frankston businesses who register will receive a fantastic goody bag to get your transformation started.

Register your spot now so you don't miss out on a goodie bag!

Places are limited.

Open to all Frankston City businesses who have a bricks and mortar business.


Business Leaders Live (virtual events)

Have you checked out our Facebook page? You’ll find a number of highly informative video conversations/presentations between business and industry experts. These Business Leaders Live collections were filmed live and recorded for you to watch in your spare time. From futuristic presentations on how to move forward post COVID and discussions about our strong economy, to how to include diversity in your workplace and how to access skilled workers, there’s something for every business owner.


Free online training with (LinkedIn Learning)

Tap into thousands of free course videos, documentaries and software training to assist you to further develop your business or improve job prospects.
Courses are run by industry experts who are passionate about teaching.

To access you just need a Frankston City library card which you can get online at

These courses can be done at any time on your computer or mobile device and can be paused, bookmarked, and added to a playlist. Options are also there to create your own career pathway on Lynda.

At the end of the course, certificates are issued and can be linked to your LinkedIn account.

ATO Workshops (TBC)

Tender Workshops (TBC)

B.I.T.E Business Conference (date TBC)

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 BITE Business Conference, earmarked to held at Frankston Arts Centre, was postponed. With support from Frankston City Council, the 2021 event is being planned with world class speakers set to head the conference and is expected to go ahead mid-year, pending it is within COVID-19 restrictions. Stay tuned for the latest news about this event at

Mumpreneur Workshops (TBC)


Contact Us


Frankston City Council
Economic Development
30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
F. 03 9784 1094

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