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Buy and shop local products and services or list your local Australian business

We connect people who want to buy and shop local Australian products and services

Join and and let people who want to buy local come to you.

Many business owners have subscribed to business listings where their listing just sits idle. Our vision is to make Australian local businesses more visible and encourage people to shop and buy local products and services.

We do this with regular posts on the make it local social channels that you can share to your pages. For $10 p/m you get one business listing and posts to our socials that promote your business.

Sign-up now and list your business on make-it-local!

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What can we do for local businesses?

You can shop and buy local products and support locally owned and operated businesses. Help us grow so we can offer Australia-wide listings. Please let us know of any small to medium local businesses that you would like to see listed on this website. Just send an email with details to [email protected]. We will then contact the business owners to get them online soon.

If you are a business owner, you can register and add a listing by clicking on the JOIN NOW button above or the Sign In button on the top right. Our subscription packages start at $10 p/m for one business listing, including photographs. We invoice yearly and you can cancel your subscription any time. You are also welcome to email or contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Whether you are looking for physiotherapy, an accountant, business coaching, sustainable fashion, handmade jewellery, camping gear, or if you live in Sydney and want to celebrate your dog with a party, check our listings. And if you have space for a painting or sculpture, why not search our category ‘Arts’ and buy local products and services?

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What kind of local businesses are we listing?

We are listing small-medium businesses in Australia. Our listing categories are:

  1. Arts
    • this category includes visual artists such as painters, multi-media-artists and sculptors, and performers such as actors, dancers and musicians.
  2. Crafts
    • this category includes ‘makers’ such as ceramicists, jewellers, woodworkers, and local independent fashion designers.
  3. Education
    • here you will find business coaches, classroom and online training, language teachers, and tutors.
  4. Food & Drink
    • here you will find bakers and cake makers, local butchers and greengrocers, as well as cafes, restaurants, juice bars, microbreweries, distilleries and gelaterias.
  5. Lifestyle
    • this category revolves around a healthy lifestyle and lists local businesses that offer massage, mindfulness meditation, personal training, physiotherapy, Pilates, yoga, etc.
  6. Manufacturing
    • this industry sector covers manufacturing of food and beverages, polymer products, machinery, furniture and more.
  7. Professional Services
    • professions listed in this category require holding professional degrees and licenses and include architects, accountants, engineers, doctors, lawyers and scientists.
  8. Retail
    • the retail industry includes traditional sales outlets for consumers and business as well as online retailers and commission based selling.
  9. Trades
    • this is a large category that includes skilled trades in:
      • construction and manufacturing: carpenters, concreters, electricians, painters & decorators, plumbers, etc.
      • transportation: bicycle repair shops, car and motorcycle mechanics, etc.
      • services: beauticians, celebrants, chefs and cooks, cleaners, dieticians, dog walkers, event organisers, hairdressers, handymen, landscapers, removalists, etc.

Make-it-Local acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.