Northern Rivers

Business NSW is proud to represent hard-working businesses in the Northern Rivers region. 

We are committed to helping our members successfully navigate the challenges and issues that are relevant in our region.

We work closely with our members and other local business organisations to identify the business issues that affect you and represent your interests at all levels of government with one united voice. 

Business NSW Northern Rivers engages with business and industry at a Policy and Advocacy level with a focus on regional development for business growth and the retention and creation of jobs in the region. 

We work with all levels of Government to advance issues that hinder business sustainability, success and significance. We champion the Northern Rivers local and regional business landscape with our partners to ensure that it;

  • is connected globally,
  • is known as an easy place to start and a grow a business,
  • offers stimulating career pathways from study to work and has established and innovative industries of excellence.

What we do for you

We want your Northern Rivers business to thrive and grow. That’s why we’re here to help. Our members receive access to a wide range of expert business services, including:

  • Industrial Relations (IR) assistance and advice,
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) compliance help,
  • Workplace obligations updates and educational seminars,
  • regular ‘Networking for Knowledge’ forums,
  • expert marketing advice and assistance,
  • international trade assistance,
  • Northern Rivers ‘What’s On’ calendars for businesses.


Regional Manager Northern Rivers
Jane Laverty  0419 260 220 

Regional Coordinator Northern Rivers
Rebecca Watling  02 5631 8509

Team Leader Member Success
Karen McLean 

Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs Programme
Maria Collyer  0417 277 367 

Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service
Natalie Brookes  0491 153 177 

Industry Training Consultant, Apprenticeship Support Australia
Stuart Wenham  0400 096 083

Office address
2/54 Tamar Street,
Ballina NSW 2478
Phone: 02 5631 8509

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With your help we can support, advocate and improve conditions for more businesses, empower more business owners and enable more communities across NSW to prosper and thrive.