Business Events, 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, classes and workshops you can access now:


Vinyl Record Market

Melbourne Record Club and Frankston City Council present The Frankston Foreshore Pop Up Record Fair.

Thousands of titles, most genres available and Vinyl DJ’s all day!

17 April 10am - 4pm

Frankston Foreshore

Invest Frankston Business Networking Nights 2021

If you are a business owner or entrepreneur in Frankston City these events will be full of important information and networking opportunities for your business!

Open to business owners of all kinds; whether you are looking to start your own business or gain insights and tips about running your current business; these two hour sessions will allow plenty of time to network and hear from inspiring business leaders.

Held on the last Thursday of every month from 5pm to 7pm at various venues throughout Frankston City Council. Tickets $20 per night which includes finger food, drinks, goodie bag and guest speaker.

Date Location
April 29 Frankston Brewhouse, 10 New Street, Frankston East
May 27 Location TBC
June 24 Location TBC
July 29 Location TBC
August 26 Location TBC
September 30 Location TBC
October 28 Location TBC
November 25 Location TBC

Whether you are looking to start your own business or gain insights and tips about running your current business, you don't want to miss our IF Business Networking Nights.

Book Now

Interested in hosting one, keen to be one of our key inspirational speakers or have something to for the goody bags? Email'

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.

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

You can book now to join our popular Mumpreneur Workshops! 

Suitable for mums (or dads) keen to start your own business or gain more knowledge to help your existing business grow. 

The six week workshop series will be held every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm starting April 21 (after the school holidays) at the Lyrebird Community Centre in Carrum Downs.

From ATO advice and finance, to business smarts, branding, marketing and more, you can learn the business basics you need to get your dream started. Children are welcome.

Places are limited.  

The workshops are as follows; 

  • April 21: Getting Started (Andrew Van De Beek from Illumin8)
  • April 28: Business Plan (Ian Cresswell from DNAble)
  • May 5: Managing your finances (Accountant from Illumin8)
  • May 12: Branding & Website (Luke Trewin from Modern Visual)
  • May 19: Digital Marketing & eCommerce (Kate Fennessy from Paperboat Digital & Influencer Helen James)
  • May 26: Resources & Networking (Frankston City Council Invest Frankston team)

Book Now

ATO Workshops (TBC)

Tender 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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