Every year in Australia over 1.5 million people change where they live by buying a house or renting a different place. Over 9 in 10 move postcodes. Another 1.5 million change the location of where they work. This means over 3 million Australians need to find new small businesses to buy from.
Increasingly, they use their mobile phones and internet-connected devices to find their new locals to try out and buy from. They search on apps like Facebook, Google search and maps. With their growing motivation to support the local businesses that support their communities, they use Small Business Australia’s Buy Local directory.
Buy Local was created by Small Business Australia and its foundation partners in early 2020. These partners include Australia Post, Telstra, NAB, SNAP Printing and PEXA. Since then dozens of other partners have joined and they encourage their customers and employees to Buy Local. Partners also encourage their small business suppliers and customers to join the Buy Local movement.