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Central West Orana region


Introducing the Central West Orana
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 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

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

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

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10 Big Ideas to Grow Central NSW

1. Provide enhanced regional education and training services
2. Improve transport and infrastructure
3. Create a regional centre for health
4. Foster small business growth
5. Upgrade telecommunications infrastructure
6. Develop a regional tourism and marketing plan
7. Establish a business innovation group
8. Streamline local government regulations and reduce red tape
9. Create the conditions for regional sustainability
10. Encourage growth through planned regional development

Latest news for the Central West Orana

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

10 February 2014
Appointment of the state's new Small Business Commisioner.
The Central West Orana NSW Business Chamber has welcomed the five year appointment of Robyn Hobbs OAM as the state’s new Small Business Commissioner.

29 November 2013
Central West Orana business wins top award
Sharon Winsor, Managing Director of Indigiearth, has taken out the State's top honours to win the 2013 Business Leader Awards at the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

31 May 2013 - Mudgee Guardian
Mudgee Chamber nominated for business award
Mudgee Chamber of Commerce and two Mudgee businesses are set to take the stage at the Central West Business Awards presented by the NSW Business Chamber... read more

11 May 2013 - Western Advocate
Fund the missing link
The Bells Line Expressway has been described as the missing link in the NSW road system by the Bathurst Business Chamber. The Chamber has moved to highlight the importance of the initiative... read more

30 March 2013 - Forbes Advocate
Business Award entries open
Entries for the 2013 Central West Business Awards, part of the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards program, are now open.

21 March 2013
Is your business the best in the west?
Entries are now open for the inaugural NSW Business Chamber Central West Business Awards. Click here to enter.

12 March 2013
Business is looking up
A name change and nine exciting new categories have organisers of the annual business awards expecting their biggest ever response in 2013. This piece appeared in the Central Western Daily.

27 February 2013
Introducing the new Mudgee Chamber of Commerce
The Mudgee business community is establishing a new, stronger voice for the area through the Mudgee Chamber of Commerce.


Affiliated Local Business Chambers

Bathurst Business Chamber
Angus Edwards
Phone: 02 6331 2911

  Lithgow Business Chamber
Sally Taylor
Phone: 02 6352 4811
Canowindra Business Chamber
Eddy Wilkinson
Phone: 0419 226 730
  Mudgee Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 02 6373 3808
Mobile: 0448 720 179
Cowra Business Chamber
Samantha Clements
Phone: 02 6342 2539
  Orange Business Chamber
Tony Healey
Phone: 02 6362 6921
Mobile: 0419 441 017
Coonamble Chamber of Commerce
Donna Swansborough
Phone: 0417 290 459
  Parkes Business Chamber
Peter MacGill
Phone: 02 6863 4158
email: or
Dubbo Business Chamber
Toni Beatty 
Phone: 02 6884 4883
  Wellington Business Chamber
Gary Francis
Phone: 02 6845 2755
Forbes Business Chamber
Sarah Davies
Mobile: 0419 483 745


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.

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