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Central West Orana & Far West
Region of NSW Business Chamber

Central West Orana

Helping business in our region prosper and grow through education, events, representation and advice on a range of business issues, the Central West Orana and Far West region of the NSW Business Chamber provides hands-on assistance to help identify and understand your workplace challenges.

We can help your business with:
  • gaining a voice at local, regional, state and federal levels of government, through the lobbying power of the NSW Business Chamber
  • industrial relations advice, including assistance with wage rates, penalties, staff issues and calculating entitlements
  • occupational health & safety (OHS/WHS) compliance
  • keeping you up-to-date with your workplace obligations via educational seminars
  • marketing advice and support
  • international trade assistance (research, funding and documentation)

Your Local Representation in the Central West Orana and Far West

Vicki Seccombe
Regional Manager
Vicki Seccombe
Phone: 02 6362 0596
Mobile: 0437 871 535
Regional Coordinator
Katie Kidd
Phone: 02 6362 0596

Office Location
Suite 7, Orange Business Centre
Centrepoint Arcade, 230 Summer Street

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Latest news for the Central West Orana & Far West

Breaking News: Visit our media centre to find out how NSW Business Chamber is campaigning for businesses at regional, state and federal levels.

08 January 2015 
Local councils and owners of eligible regional airports will be able to apply for up to $50 million in NSW Government funding to support airport infrastructure projects to help boost local tourism in 30 regional areas of the State.

Affiliated Local Business Chambers

Bathurst Business Chamber
Stacey Whittaker
p: 0404 485 942

  Lithgow Business Chamber
Renee Defranco
p: 0425 244 685
Canowindra Business Chamber
Eddy Wilkinson
p: 0419 226 730
  Mudgee Chamber of Commerce
Greg Dowker
p: 02 6372 3333
Cowra Business Chamber
Ben Casey
p: 02 6342 2539
  Orange Business Chamber
Tony Healey
p: 02 6362 6921
Coonamble Chamber of Commerce
Donna Swansborough
p: 0417 290 459
  Parkes Business Chamber
Geoff Rice
p: 02 6862 2362
e: or
Dubbo Business Chamber
Toni Beatty 
p: 02 6884 4883
  Wellington Business Chamber
Cathy Smith
p: 0438 646 114
Forbes Business Chamber
Stuart Thomas
p: 0423 489 517
  Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce
Ann Rogers
p: 08 8087 8836
Gulgong Chamber of Commerce
Tony Harrison
phone: 0429 165 156
Coonabarabran District Chamber of Commerce
Victor Schmidt
p: 02 6842 1500


For information on upcoming events in the Central West Orana region, visit our Events calendar.

Business in the Central West

  • In 2007 there were 17,796 small businesses in the Central West of NSW.

  • Just over 80% had employee numbers of 4 or less.

Source: ABS Regional Statistics

The Central West Orana NSW Business Chamber has taken the pledge to be a ‘Supportive Employer’ with Defence Reserves Support (DRS).

By signing the pledge, the Central West Orana NSW Business Chamber agrees to the aims and objectives of DRS which embraces a supportive position for any employee that chooses to become involved as a voluntary member of the Australian Defence services. 

We have also agreed to pass relevant collateral onto business members to enlighten them to employer benefits as well as the character building opportunities for their staff.

Charles Sturt University

New Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management

NSW Business Chamber in the Murray-Riverina and Central West Orana regions are proud to support Charles Sturt University’s new online course that has been designed to offer small business operators an opportunity to enhance existing knowledge with tailored education in small business management.

This course provides industry-focused, flexible graduate studies for small business owners or managers. It is specifically designed to help small business operator’s gain the management knowledge and skills required to run and grow their business.
The Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management will provide industry-focused, flexible graduate studies. Online subjects include marketing, human resources, strategy plus one elective subject.

Online study gives you the flexibility to study with minimal disruption to your business.

Why not try it out by enrolling in one subject to begin?

Course fees may be tax deductible. Contact the Australian Tax Office or consult an independent tax accountant for advice.

For more information go to

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