A national campaign has been launched to support the recovery of Australia’s small businesses by calling on all Australians to ‘Go Local First’.


Funded by the Morrison Government, the campaign led by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) will urge Australians to ‘Go Local First’ when they are purchasing products and services to help the small business sector get back on its feet.


The campaign will highlight the vital role of small businesses in our nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19.


Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP said now more than ever Australian small businesses need local communities to back them and support their recovery by choosing to shop with them either in-person or online.


“Australians know when they make the choice to go to their local small businesses, they are supporting their community and the national economy as a whole.”


The ‘Go Local First’ campaign will feature numerous small businesses from across Australia including cafes, chemists, retailers, trades, hairdressers, butchers, accountants and bookkeepers.


Mr Pasin said spending with local small businesses keeps money within our communities, helping the local economy thrive.


“This campaign is all about getting behind your local small business whether it is your local baker, plumber, barista or butcher for example. Every small business employs locals in our community. It’s time we all come together and support one another,” Mr Pasin said.


“The resourcefulness of Australians working together will see us emerge stronger on the other side. I encourage everyone in our local community to actively support this campaign and do whatever you can to back our fantastic small and family businesses and Go Local First.”


Over the coming months, Australians will see the ‘Go Local First’ message on TV, radio, online and in their community.


For more information on the campaign visit: www.golocalfirst.com.au


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