What's On in Fishermans Bend - October 2023

Join Business Victoria’s 3-hour beginner-level webinar to learn the fundamental steps in establishing a small business and setting it up for success. Topics include business structure selection, business name registration, insurance options, location choices, creating a unique business overview, crafting an action plan, and accessing additional resources.

WHEN: Tuesday 3 October 2023 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help shape future place and street names in Australia’s largest urban renewal project. This online (Zoom) local business workshop will give you the opportunity to have your say in forming the Fishermans Bend Place Naming Framework, and ensure future street and place names capture stories of the area’s past, present and future.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 October 2023 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Enhance your marketing skills with Business Victoria’s 3-hour intermediate-level webinar on crafting compelling marketing content for social media. Topics include understanding social media basics, selecting the ideal platform for your target audience, establishing a Google Business Profile, content curation and creation for your online business, crafting a social media and content strategy, and exploring supplementary resources.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 October 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Business Victoria’s beginner-level 2-hour session to gain essential insights into cybersecurity and how to safeguard your business. Topics covered include understanding the fundamentals of cybersecurity, the significance of protecting data from diverse threats, managing passwords, authorisation, and authentication, securing your internet network and Wi-Fi, protecting personal devices, and developing a cybersecurity plan for your business. Take the first steps to protect your business from cyber threats and explore additional resources for further knowledge.

WHEN: 10:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday 10 October 2023

Join FBIdeas at 46 Douglas Street, Port Melbourne, to explore the intersection of old and new technologies in rail networks’ safety and reliability. Their new ‘Meet the Locals’ event series spotlights Siemens Mobility, who play a crucial role in supporting rail infrastructure across Australia. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look and discover how decades of expertise combine with cutting-edge data analytics and machine learning to fuel innovation in this field. Registrations required.

WHEN:  Thursday 12 October, 10:30 to 11:30am

Join Business Victoria for a live webinar dedicated to “Maximising Your Marketing.” In this 3-hour session, exclusive to Victorian businesses, you’ll explore the fundamentals of successful marketing, including market research, customer engagement, and the power of social media. Learn how to enhance customer satisfaction, boost loyalty, and sharpen your branding. Don’t miss this free opportunity to elevate your marketing game.

WHEN: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday 11 October 2023

Experience the Rutherglen wine region, right here in Fishermans Bend! Rutherglen in the City brings the best of North-East Victoria’s wines to you at The Timber Yard. For $35, you’ll receive a Winemakers of Rutherglen stemless tasting tumbler, granting you access to tastings and masterclasses from 16 wineries. Book your masterclass slot for an additional $10 (limited spaces available). Enjoy live music, diverse food options for purchase, and the chance to explore boutique and rare wines that are exclusive to this event. Wine enthusiasts, this one-day pop-up cellar door experience is not to be missed!

WHEN: 11:30am – 5:30pm Saturday 14 October 2023

Boost your business confidence in government interactions with Business Victoria’s advanced-level 2-hour session. Gain practical insights and strategies for tender responses, quoting, and grant applications. Topics include understanding how government procures goods, services, and infrastructure, their evaluation criteria for suppliers, key government policies for suppliers, effective grant application tips, and marketing your business’s unique strengths to the government. Enhance your government engagement skills and access additional resources for continued learning.

WHEN: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Tuesday 17 October 2023

Take your online business to the next level with Business Victoria’s advanced 3-hour session on mastering digital strategies and tools for success in the digital landscape. Topics covered include understanding digital disruption and its business impact, integrating technologies into all business operations, optimising your website with best practices, eCommerce fundamentals, and the art of automating business processes for increased efficiency and productivity.

WHEN: 10:00am – 1:00pm Thursday 19 October 2023


Enhance your business success by mastering cash flow fundamentals in Business Victoria’s beginner-level 2-hour session. Topics include differentiating between profit and cash, understanding the cash conversion cycle, managing cash flow related to suppliers and customer collections, optimising cash flow through marketing and stock management, and crafting an effective cash flow forecast. Cash flow is critical for business health, and this session equips you with the essential skills to identify cash flow drivers and enhance your business forecasting capabilities. Explore additional resources to further strengthen your financial management skills.

WHEN: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Wednesday 25 October 2023

If you’re passionate about sustainability and eager to connect with like-minded individuals in the area, this is one to add to your calendar! FBIdeas are creating a platform for those already involved in or interested in sustainability projects in Fishermans Bend to come together, exchange insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration. 


The National Transport Research Organisation, NTRO (formally ARRB) , will be hosting a fully multi-modal transport conference showcasing research, innovation, and technology across road, rail, ports, and airports.

You’ll see and hear about the latest research and innovation. Where we are now. Where we’re going in the future. The transport challenges we need to prepare for. Delivering the integrated multi-modal transport solutions of tomorrow.

Taking place from 25-27 October 2023 at their offices in Fishermans Bend, you’ll see and hear about the latest research and innovation in the transport sector.