Emergency management in tourism

What’s your plan if a major incident happens near you?

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A major disaster can seriously impact a tourist destination by affecting visitor perceptions, business confidence and testing the resilience of the local economy.

Previous incidents within Gippsland, including the 2009 bushfires, have shown the need for strong tourism business community leadership and coordination of resources to assist in the planning, preparation, response and the recovery phase of a crisis or incident.

Three business continuity and resilience workshops for tourism business will be held in the Baw Baw region in February.

The workshops are designed to minimise the economic impact of incidents on the tourism business community and to provide an insight into the factors that can impact on your business in times of natural, manmade or accidental incidents.

The workshops will be held on:

Wednesday February 4 from 5.30-8.30pm at JD Algie Hall, 181 Main Neerim Rd, Neerim South. To register click here.

Thursday February 5 from 9am-12pm at Petit Centre, West Gippsland Health Service, Warragul.

Thursday February 5 from 5.30-8.30pm at the Mountain Rivers Tourist Park, Depot Rd, Rawson.

The practical take home from the workshops will be the creation of a Business Action Plan, including the opportunity to network with the Tourism Business Community in your area.

The workshops are funded through Regional Development Australia.

For registratons or more information please contact Janine Hayes on jhayes@destinationgippsland.com.au

Tel: 5668 2141 or Mob: 0488 042 838
Destination Gippsland Website



Christmas market shopping in Warragul

Celebrate Christmas in Warragul over the market weekend – Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December.

There’ll be 3 big days of Warragul goes to Christmas Market activities including:

Check out the gorgeous Christmas table in The Linen Chest
Check out the gorgeous Christmas table in The Linen Chest, Smith Street, Warragul.
  • Late night trading on Friday
  • Night Food Market on Friday from 6pm to 8pm
  • Santa in the streets
  • Extended trading on Saturday + Sunday
  • Warragul Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning from 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • FREE Santa Horse + Sleigh rides on Saturday
  • CFA Sausage sizzle on Saturday
  • Gold coin gift wrapping from Warragul Lionesses at the green kiosk in Palmerston Street.
  • Lots of buskers
  • Street trading

PLUS Collect Your Shop Warragul Vouchers¬†from Warragul Farmer’s Market for these special offers.¬† Click on the blue links below and check out all the places you can use each voucher!

Warragul Christmas Buskers

Buskers wanted for Warragul goes to Christmas Market

Christmas is coming and we’d love to have some buskers back in Warragul to Lori buskercelebrate the season!

Dates are Friday 19, Sat 20 and Sun 21 December.

We’re seeking expressions of interest from buskers who’d like to showcase their artistic talents at four locations in the Warragul CBD on Friday between 3pm and 8pm,¬† Saturday 10am to 2pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm.

No cost or permit required for this event, however buskers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Baw Baw Shire Council has been notified of this event.

If you’d like to join in the celebrations, then please register you interest by filling in the details in the contact form below and we’ll call you back.


Locals in business together

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