Be Kind to Business - Local Directory

In the face of the current challenges, it has been heartening to see local businesses and residents respond to changing situations so quickly. We aim to encourage our community to support local businesses where they can, to keep our economy resilient and ready to bounce back.

Let us introduce you to Be Kind to Business Baw Baw, aimed at encouraging you, our wonderful community to continue to support local businesses in alternative (and safe!) ways. Below is a list of some awesome local businesses for you to check out and treat yourself.

Just a note, lately our local businesses have had to change and adapt as the COVID-19 situation develops, so while they will love your support, sometimes they have to make fast changes, be sure to give them a call or send them a message to check in on how you can purchase from them!

If you’d like to be a part of our Be Kind to Business Baw Baw directory, simply send us an email to economic.development@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au 

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Automotive, Motorcycles & Machinery

Gendore Tractors and Machinery

  • Gippsland’s largest suppliers of new and used farm machinery and are centrally located in Tooradin, Leongatha and Warragul.
  • The team are still operating at the moment but with a few extra precautions to protect staff and customers.
  • You can give the team a call on 180 GENDORE or check out their website. 

Miles Honda Motorcyles and Power Equipment

  • Servicing , spare parts and sales for ATV’s AG bikes, Kids bikes, dirt bikes, road bikes and all power equipment.
  • With a pick up/drop off service the team can provide customers with a contactless experience, and are happy to cater to customer requests.
  • To get in contact you can give them a call on 5623 5477 or send them an email at mileshonda@dcsi.net.au.

Tyrepower Warragul

  • The team at Tyrepower are still here to support their customers through this challenging time and to support you with all your tyre needs. Trade is as normal but with a few extra precautions to protect staff and customers.
  • Give the team a call on 5623 1435, or check out their Website and Facebook.

Warragul Tyre Centre

  • The team at Warragul Tyre Centre offer great service and have a sound knowledge of tyres.
  • They stock passenger, 4WD, truck, and agricultural Tyres backed by an after-hours farm/truck service available 24/7.
  • The team are operating as normal from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm, and Saturday, 8.00am to 12.00pm but with a few extra precautions to protect staff and customers.
  • Give the team a call on 5623 1215.

Building & construction

Allchin Builders

  • Allchin Builder’s are proud to be regarded as one of Warragul and Drouin’s most premier builders of custom homes.
  • The team are still available via phone and email and can conduct online meetings via “Zoom” where needed.
  • For more information check out their website or give the team a call on 5623 2162.

Smart Steel Designs Yarragon

  • Thinking about a shed or patio? The team at Smart Steel Designs can help you. They are still offering quoting, site inspections, building permits, ordering, concrete and installation – all while keeping staff and community protected.
  • Give the team a call and see how you can get stated by visiting their website or emai admin@smartsteeldesigns.com.

Cafés, Pubs and Restaurants

Café Thyme Out Trafalgar

  • Offering delicious food, with their full menu available for pick up only.
  • Open Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm, and Saturday 8.00am to 2.00pm.
  • To make an order give the team at Thyme Out Café a call on 5633 2281. 

Coffee on Queen

  • Great coffee and delicious homemade slices and cakes.
  • Visit their Facebook Page to see their range of delicious offerings.
  • Call and order ahead on 5623 4901 or head into the store to place your order in person. 

Kings Cafe 

  • Continuing to service our great community with Kings@home: tasty meals delivered weekly.
  • Find full details and delicious meals on their Facebook Page

South Brew Café Warragul

  • Open 7 days from 8am to 2pm.
  • Delivery is free for orders over $30, with pickup available.
  • Head to their social media (Instagram or Facebook) to check out the menu and give them a call on 0404 677 676.

Sticcado Café Yarragon

  • Fully licenced cafe specialising in freshly made food as well as pre-prepared ready to go meals. 
  • Locally roasted coffee and a wide selection of cold drinks as well as offering take away alcohol.
  • Offering a selection of heat-and-eat meals and sweets people can grab and go as well as phone-ahead ordering of selected menu items.
  • You can contact on 5634 2101 or via Facebook open every day (except Tuesdays) from 9am to 2pm.  

Trafalgar Pub

  • Convenient fantastic takeaway food. 
  • Enjoy freshly made pizzas, parmas and all your other favourites.
  • Open seven days a week, Sunday to Thursday 5.00pm to 8.00pm, and Friday and Saturday nights 5.00pm to 8.30pm
  • You can check out their menu on their website and make an order by calling 5633 2727, or 5633 1055.

Yarragon Hotel

  • Delicious food, wonderful staff and a proud supporter of their local community using delicious local produce.
  • The team have an awesome takeaway menu available.
  • To see the menu or to make an order visit their website and call 5634 2202.

Children's activities

Fiddlesticks Performing Arts 

  • Music classes for kids, and violin classes for all ages.
  • The team have started running their kids music classes online, a great way to keep the kids busy at home.
  • If you’re interested getting in touch with the team via Facebook, they are taking registrations for Term 2 so get in quick.

Computer & security services

LE Computers and LE Security

  • Developing and integrating IT and security solutions for your home or business.
  • The team are committed to ensuring everyone’s safety during this time, so you can check out their products, and how they are doing their bit to keep everyone safe on their website.
  • To get in contact give the team a call on 5622 2999 or send them an email b2b@lecw.com.au.

Employment services

GBS Recruitment

  • The team specialise in the recruitment of permanent, temporary and contract staff across a range of industries, such as Industrial, Commercial and Education.
  • Offering a range of best practice Human Resources solutions to support small, medium and large businesses within Gippsland.
  • The team is still working and are fully available to offer our services via video conferencing, phone and email communication.
  • For more information check out their website, send an email to info@gbsrecruitment.com.au or call 5174 2665.

Hays Recruitment Warragul

  • While the team is great at recruiting new staff, they also assist with HR functions such as outplacement for redundancies, payroll for casual staff and other services.
  • You can get in touch with the team by giving them a call on 0437 185 155 or send an email to conal.tatt@hays.com.au or Michelle.williams@hays.com.au

 

Family support

Olivia’s Place Warragul

  • Families can access their Family Support Program, and speak directly with the team via virtual meetings, phone calls, emails and social media messaging.
  • Their warehouse is closed to the public and however their volunteers are still accepting targeted donations and providing urgent distributions for families.
  • To get in touch with the team check their Facebook Page or Instagram for updates, send an email to admin@oliviasplace.org.au or give the team a call on 5622 1022.

Finance, accounting & business support

Drouin & District Community Bank

  • Established in 2002, Drouin & District Community Bank owns and operates the Bendigo Bank branch at 42 Princes Way, Drouin.
  • Operating hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm & Saturday 9.00am to 12.00pm.
  • Call 5625-4544 or visit their Facebook Page. 

Linda Rowley Consulting

  • Wellbeing training for organisations, helping workplaces and individuals manage their mental health and thrive.
  • Linda Rowley Consulting is offering new training to support businesses through these challenging times including mental health first aid and stress mastery programs (for the full list of services visit their website).
  • You can get in touch with Linda by calling 0427 760 637 or email linda@lindarowley.com.au.

Office Hive

  • Office Hive passionately work alongside and support businesses and community organisations.
  • They support businesses to achieve solutions through general administration, social media management and operational practices. They can also assist businesses to transition to online solutions. 
  • The team are remote business gurus and are well practiced in online delivery, get in touch for a free 30-minute consultation to see how we can help you.
  • To get in touch with the team send an email to laura@officehive.com.au or call 0415 277 787

RGM Accountants and Advisors

  • Financial Planning, Accountants & Advisors, Finance Broking including help for businesses with the Coronavirus Stimulus Package.
  • The team is now running via phone for any enquires.
  • To get in contact give them a call on 5120 1400 or email drouin@rmggroup.com.au.

Sadhana Consulting

  • Work to help NFPs, businesses, government agencies and start-ups across a range of areas including financial management, governance & compliance and strategy.
  • The team offer free 30 minute consults (which you can access through their website) and are also offering businesses 50% off their financial health check services.
  • You can get in touch with Kylie via email kylie.johnson@sadhana.com.au or call 0403 500 754.

Food & beverages

Bandolier Brewing

  • Locally owned nano-brewery producing small batch craft beer.
  • Open for take-away only on Fridays 3.00pm to 7.00pm due to COVID-19 shut down.
  • Purchase via www.bandolierbrewing.com for free delivery every Friday to Warragul and surrounds, and if you have any questions send the team an email to admin@bandolierbrewing.com

Cheffields

  • Cheffields are the home of delicious local Gippsland meat, dairy, eggs and bread.
  • Their team usually only service the hospitality industry but now customers can directly access their delicious products for themselves via local deliver or pick up.
  • To check out their available products check out their website or send them an email info@cheffields.com.au

Ripplebrook Winery

  • A local producer of premium cool climate wines from their organic single vineyard site
  • The team have closed there winery for visits and food, however you can still purchase their delicious wine.
  • To order yourself a bottle visit their website or give the team a call on 0467 745 373.

Health services

Baw Baw Radiology - Warragul

  • The Team at Baw Baw Radiology are committed to the local community and professional care.
  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic support in all forms of medical imaging led by subspecialty-trained radiologists and radiographers.
  • Offer a range of services across the Baw Baw Shire, including Drouin, Warragul and Trafalgar. 
  • Contact by phone on 5625 4888 or visit https://www.bawbawradiology.com.au/.

Progressive Rehabilitation Group – Warragul

  • As dedicated physiotherapists, the team is working hard to ensure the community continues to have access to the support you need.
  • They offer secure Telehealth appointments (via Physitrack/Physiapp), which means they can still offer remote services even if they can't see you in person.
  • To understand how these services work, or to learn more about what the team is offering check out their website, or give them a call on 0497 111 127.

Legal services

SJD Law

  • Offering advice on Wills, Powers of Attorney & Estates, Leases, property/conveyancing matters and general disputes.
  • The team is working remotely, but still able to offer great service as always.
  • You can contact the team via their website, email stuart@sjdlaw.com.au or phone 5622 7899.

Wakefield Vogrig & Boote Lawyer

  • Whether you are buying or selling property, needing assistance with separation or divorce, arranging wills and estate planning, or need specialised advice in commercial, criminal or litigation matters, this firm has an experienced lawyer who can help.  Visit their website for more information.
  • The team have closed their offices, however they are still working hard during business hours remotely to deliver high quality legal services to their clients.
  • You can get in touch with them via their Drouin team by emailing drn@wvblawyers.com.au or calling 5625 2544, or the Warragul team by emailing wgl@wvblawyers.com.au or calling 5623 5166.

Make Your Move Conveyancing

  • With over 30 years’ experience in the legal and conveyancing industry, specialising in all things related to the selling and purchasing of property.
  • The team is working remotely to ensure the safety for their clients, but are available 7 days a week
    You can call the team on 0402 257 757 or send them an email mail@mymconveyancing.com.au.

Marketing, design & web hosting

Black Cat Hosting

  • Website design and hosting.
  • The team are also offering 30% for any businesses in Baw Baw Shire looking to move their shop front to online services (use the code BAWBAWSHIRE).
  • To get in contact head to their website or give them a call on 1300 080 314.

SME Design – Mark Smith

  • Providing mentoring and support to businesses in web & online marketing, import/export, retail and grants.
  • Mark is a mentor from SMBS - a much-loved program of ours. You can book a free session here (and request Mark).
  • Or if you prefer reach out to Mark directly via his website, email marx@smedesign.com.au or call 0408 085 438.

Pets & animal services

Drouin Boarding Cattery

  • The team are still open for business, no inspections at the moment but they are happy to offer a pickup and drop off service for their customers convenience. They are happy to talk to anyone with a cat!
  • You can give Andrew a call on 5627 6290, send an email to awh61@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook.

Retail

Blerick Tree Farm

  • Blerick Tree Farm has been providing the public with advanced trees and plants for over 29 years.
  • Potted stock includes: Japanese Maples, Ornamental Pears, Fruit & Citrus Trees, Screening & Hedging, Weeping Trees, Natives, Shade Trees, Driveway & Avenue Trees and Spring Flowering.
  • Visit their website to see their full range.
  • Trading 7 days a week online, over the phone or via email.
  • Free local delivery for purchases.
  • Contact by phone on 0417 535 917 or email at admin@blerick.com.au

Clifden Alpacas & Belted Galloways

  • A range of beautiful alpaca product including, but not limited to:
    • children's alpaca storybooks based on our own Archie the Black Alpaca
    • luxurious black alpaca yarn and knitting kits
    • alpaca rugs and throws
    • cosy alpaca socks
  • You can purchase online via their website or give them a call on 0408 827 896.

DHL Designs

  • DHL are the experts in designing and manufacturing stunning concrete projects for both homes and businesses.
  • There showroom is currently closed to the public, but you can view their products online at https://dlhdesigns.com.au/
  • Contact by phone on 0419 544 930 or email at bec@dlhdesigns.com.au

G-Store Pty Ltd

  • Solar PV and Battery installation, hot water, heating & cooling, tanks & pumps.
  • The team is available to take any enquires via phone or email (including installation enquiries).
  • Customers can also shop online via their website www.gstore.com.au.
  • To get in contact phone 5608 0050 or email solar@gstore.com.au.

Hobby Bastion Warragul

  • A hobby and game store located in Warragul, while the team have closed their doors for now, they are still offering a range of essentials to keep the family busy from Board Games to Model Kits and everything in between!
  • You can get in touch via phone by calling 0448 324 004, or check them out on Facebook. 

Little Bumble Wraps

  • A food storage solution that won't cost the earth, Australia's leading reusable food wraps that keep your food fresher for longer. Simply wrap, rinse and reuse!
  • You can purchase online or check out their new online masterclasses on how to make your own reusable food wraps.
  • You can find more information or order via their website.

Melbourne Furniture Spot Warragul

  • Located in Warragul Melbourne Furniture Spot is a specialist Boutique furniture and bedding store, who offer a diverse range of quality Australian made and imported furniture.
  • Visit their website or Facebook page for products and promotions.
  • Contactless pick up or free home delivery can be arranged.
  • Contact them by phone on 5622 1801 or send an email to melbournefurniturespot@gmail.com.

Need2Read Warragul

  • A bookstore offering a wide range of titles suitable from Children through to Adults.
  • Including stock fiction and non-fiction and educational titles, based on the Australian Curriculum.
  • They are open from 9am to 1pm and offering pick up, car door drop off and local delivery.
  • You can get in contact with the team by phone 5622 0299 or head to their Facebook

Nickelby’s

  • Art meets fashion, wearable art using natural fibres with SAORI weaving.
  • Check out their website to see what is available.
  • And if you’d prefer you can give them a call on 0419 550 301 to arrange contactless pick up or delivery.

Tags for Pots

  • Plant labels and pot tags.
  • Check out their website for more information and see what is available.
  • To get in contact info@tagsforpots.com.au or call 0419 100 805.

The Willow Branch

  • Fresh flowers, plants, and local artisan crafts.
  • Open 7 days, the team is currently still open and offering delivery.
  • You can purchase via their website or give the team a call on 5625 4111.

Urban Tree Growers

  • A family owned, operated and proud Gippsland business.
  • Specialising in providing quality mature deciduous trees, including Maples, Oaks, Ash, Crepe Myrtles, Planes, Honey Locust, Maidenhair trees, Birch, Elms and Ornamental Pears.
  • Also has a limited range of fruit and nut trees.
  • Able to deliver whatever you need to make an instant impact in any green space.
  • Visit their website, Facebook or Instagram to view their range.
  • For orders, queries or to organise an appointment call on 0408 226 155 or email info@urbantreegrowers.com.au.

VC Traders – Outdoor Power Equipment Specialists Warragul

  • VC Traders are the specialists in garden and outdoor power equipment.
  • The team are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety and have a range of ways you can get in touch with them for your next purchase.
  • You can give the team a call on 5623 5005 for local delivery or to arrange drive through service, if you prefer to shop online check out their Ebay Store, or via Gumtree.

Septic services

Biomaster

  • Online only retail provider of natural waste solutions. 
  • Beneficial bacteria for treatment of septic tanks and septic systems, grease traps, sinks and drains and kitchen and garden composting.
  • To get in touch with the team check out their website or email info@biomaster.com.au.