With the recent droughts and fires, there has never been a more important time to support regional small businesses. Spend where it matters and help Australian regional businesses and the communities they belong to get back on their feet and thrive.
If you are an Australian small business and want to be included in the directory, please apply here.
Founders of Spend With Them, Turia Pitt and Grace McBride.
Spend With Them is an initiative started by Turia Pitt and Grace McBride in response to the recent fires that devastated many regional communities, including their own on the NSW South Coast. Spend With Them aims to promote and support small businesses from bush fire affected areas to rebuild and regrow, providing a platform to connect them with consumers all over Australia and around the world.
Visa has proudly partnered with Spend With Them to create an online directory of these businesses, to make it easy to find and spend with them.
Browse and shop with these local businesses below. If you are a small regional business and want to be included in the directory, please click here.
Meet the Merchants
Meet the stars of our #WhereYouShopMatters Campaign.
Silos Estate is a cellar door, hotel, alpaca farm and restaurant located near Berry. They are environmentally focussed with solar power and extensive electric vehicle charging capabilities. At the height of the bushfire crisis, Raj closed the business to become an evacuation centre for two weeks, hosting numerous families and animals. They have since reopened for business.
Guerrilla Roasters is a small batch coffee roaster based in Mossy Point. Since starting in 2018, Mathew and Lewis have been committed to sustainability and quality. These recent bushfires have also demonstrated their commitment to regional communities; coordinating fundraisers, transporting essential supplies and volunteering. All in addition to running their business.
Dusty Road Apparel sells organic Australian-made and themed kids and baby clothing. Amanda runs the business from Malua Bay, which was hit by two fire fronts. While her property was spared, road closures, power outages and decreased tourism have all affected her business and community.
Berrima Village Pottery sells beautiful handcrafted ceramics for everyday life. Each piece is handmade by owners Louise and Paul in their studio and store in historic Berrima. Unfortunately while Berrima usually thrives in summer, bushfires in neighbouring towns and subsequent road closures have seen the town empty.
Flour Water Salt Bakery is owned and run by Head Baker, Joost. With three bakeries in regional New South Wales, Joost is as passionate about bread as he is his community. During the recent bushfire season, Joost and his family were evacuated three times, leaving both his home and business behind on every occasion.
Home At Last is a homewares and gift shop in Milton. Summer is usually their busiest period and gets them through the winter lull. However, this season has been quiet, especially when fires reached the top of the town and Samantha had to close shop for a week.
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