Buy Buloke is back!

Publish date: 15 November 2023

The Buy Buloke campaign is back in full swing, and we need your help to make it a success.

The “Buy Buloke – To Do List,” is a campaign inviting everyone to come together and support each other. From November 15 to December 22, we've got six whole weeks packed with activities, promotions, and a whole lot of local love.

The Christmas period is the business version of harvest to farmers. Now, it’s time to rally behind our local businesses and shop local.

Our businesses have experienced quite the journey in recent times – from pandemic challenges to a delightful surge in tourism as travellers eagerly explored our beautiful region, embracing local adventures over international flights. Then there was the disruption of the October 2022 Floods.

Let’s seize this opportunity to stand together, uplift our community, and let the spirit of Buloke shine brightly!

Buloke Shire Council’s Community Recovery Team will be distributing the “Buy Buloke – To Do List” in partnership with our local papers, schools, and participating businesses and organisations.

A fresh new look has been given to the 'Buy Buloke' website, and it’s jam-packed with info, local business directories, and resources. You can also download more “Buy Buloke – To Do Lists” to share with others from the site by visiting:

Cool stickers and postcards for our retailers have been created to share the Buy Buloke message with shoppers, and to encourage everyone to explore the opportunities we have close to home.

Council is also ramping up the promotions with posters, some radio airtime and other advertising.

“Let’s tell the story of why buying local matters as every dollar we spend in our community helps our community in so many ways,” said Mayor Cr Alan Getley.

“This happens through the payment of wages to sustain local employees, purchases from other local businesses, and contributes to rates to fund community services and infrastructure. Local businesses often contribute to community causes, events, and organisations. Your support ensures that they can continue their philanthropic efforts, enhancing the overall well-being of the community.”

A big thank you to the Australian and Victorian Governments for making all of this possible through the Community Recovery Program. We’re stronger together, and their support means the world to us too.

Sea Lake and District Coop Hardware Store

Photo: Sea Lake and District Coop Hardware Store proprietor, Murray McKenzie and visitor, Robert.