Northern Beaches locals currently spend over $3.6 billion outside of our area - $238 million was spent last year in Chatswood and a whopping $390 million in Sydney CBD. Over $6 billion was spent online (Spendmapp data, Geografia). 

We all have the power to bring some of this back to the Beaches! Supporting local businesses means keeping our dollars circulating in our own community, where it can strengthen our local economy through the generation of local jobs and helping to grow our start-ups.

That's why we've launched the Go Local to Grow Local campaign – to combat this trend and keep our community thriving!

How you can help

  • Shop local: Think locally for every purchase and discover the amazing array of local businesses right here on the Northern Beaches. From charming boutiques, reliable tradesman to delicious eateries, there's something for everyone!
  • Spread the word: Share your favourite Northern Beaches businesses with friends and family. 
  • Leave a Google review: Leave a glowing review to share when you’ve had a positive experience. Your feedback makes a big difference to helping others discover local gems. 
  • Share the love on social media: By sharing, liking and commenting on social media you’re not only boosting their engagement but fostering a sense of community! 
  • Look for the green sticker: Keep an eye out for our green stickers in business windows throughout the Northern Beaches. These stickers serve as a reminder to shop local and support our community.

For businesses

Join the Go Local to Grow Local campaign and showcase your business to the community. Here, you'll find resources and promotional materials to help you get involved and make the most of this exciting initiative. 

Campaign toolkit: Access downloadable social media graphics and example posts to promote your participation in the campaign.

Window decal request: Email our Place team at if you would like to have a Go Local to Grow Local window decal delivered to your business.

Fill in our Expression of Interest (EOI): Moving forward we will be sharing success stories from local businesses with our business community and the wider Northern Beaches community. If you would like to be involved, please complete the EOI

Sign up to our business newsletter: Our monthly Beaches Biz News delivers local Northern Beaches news straight to your inbox from promotional opportunities you can get involved in, Council news, grants available and more. Sign up here

Photos by Katherine Griffiths