Support Cit of Rockingham Businesses

Go Local, Shop Local, Buy Local

The City of Rockingham is home to more than 6,000 businesses, with about 97% of these considered small businesses (employing less than 20 people).
Local businesses benefit the entire Rockingham community in many ways, from providing employment to contributing to a robust economy – when you spend $100 with a local business $63.39 stays in Rockingham.*
Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and the lifeblood of our vibrant, healthy community. By making a commitment to shop local and support small businesses, you channel money back into our local community. This is why the City is encouraging residents to support local enterprise through the launch of its Go Local, Shop Local, Buy Local campaign.
The campaign includes press advertising and social media promotion to help create awareness of local businesses and motivate residents to go, shop and buy locally.
It’s important to realise that supporting local business doesn’t have to mean spending lots of money or making big changes to the way you shop. Here are a few ideas for getting behind the City’s Go Local, Shop Local, Buy Local campaign in meaningful ways.  
  • Spread the word. If you’ve had a great experience with a local business then tell your friends or leave an online review.
  • Similarly, ask for local recommendations when researching products and services.
  • Follow local businesses on social media or join their e-newsletters.
  • Call a local tradesperson for home improvements and emergencies.
  • When you require a product, service or activity search “electrician near me” or “kids' activities near me” on Google to get local results.
  • Support local venues and local musicians.
  • Try a new local café or restaurant for your next special celebration.
  • Buy artwork from a local artist and point it out to your visitors.
  • Take a cooking class or a creative workshop held by a local instructor.
  • Do you have friends or family coming to stay? Stock up on local produce, wine or homewares to showcase your love of Rockingham.
  • Be a tourist in your own City. Take a look at Rediscover Rockingham for ideas.
  • Choose one frequently used household item and make the decision to purchase this locally. Something as simple as buying a loaf of bread each week from your local bakery can really make a difference. 
  • Support a local business who supports their community. Members of the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce (RKCC) demonstrate their commitment to partnering together for the greater benefit of the region. Access the RKCC member directory.

*Source: The National Institute of Economic and Industry Research

Social Media Toolkit

The City has developed a suite of social media resources to encourage residents to shop locally and support local enterprise. Businesses are encouraged to download and use these images to remind customers to buy local. Click on each image to open as full size and then right click and select 'save picture as' to download onto your computer.

If you need any assistance or further information, contact us on or 9528 0333.

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