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Eumundi Chamber Member and Affiliate Partner News APRIL 2024

Exciting Job Opportunity: Retail and Marketing Assistant at Soul Silver!

Soul Silver are searching for a new team member to join our vibrant team at Eumundi Markets! We’re seeking a friendly, enthusiastic individual capable of creating memorable moments and meaningful interactions with our customers. 

Hours, responsibilities, position requirements and remuneration along with application criteria are available here

Prior retail and market experience is preferred. A love of divine silver jewellery, crystals, and gemstones is a plus. A competitive hourly rate, flexible schedule and potential for growth are on offer to the right individual.  

Another Weekend PACKED with the Goods!

Matso’s have got a STACK coming up for you this weekend for plenty of cheers, beers and good times.

Friday 19th - Australian Body Art Launch Party

Saturday 20th - Double Dose of Live Tunes!
1pm - 4pm: Mars Madex
5pm - 8pm: Kiani (Australian Idol Top 8)

Sunday 21st - Thrifter Vintage Market
Plus a live acoustic set from Ellia Lecota Duo + JAZ Sol from 2m - 5pm. 

A New Imperial Experience is on the Way!


Exciting changes are underway at The Imperial Hotel! Blending modern charm with the timeless comfort this iconic venue is known for, we are embarking on a journey to enhance your experience, and remain committed to honouring the historic beauty and local culture that defines The Imperial.

From revitalised interiors to upgraded amenities, our dedication to providing exceptional entertainment and dining experiences remains unwavering. Enjoy our beloved weekly dinner specials, live performances, and more as we celebrate the rich history and bright future of this beloved destination.

“We are looking forward to bringing our exciting ideas to life! The addition of the new magnesium pool and spa at our boutique accommodation, HOLA, is just step one. We hope the pools will add even more appeal to this already incredible destination. 

This facility aims to improve the experience of our visitors - whatever the season, a dip in the heated pools will help guests unwind and relax during their hinterland retreat. We are investing in the extensive renovation of The Imperial Hotel; already underway, we aim to have the first stage of the renovation complete in a few weeks before commencing stage two. 

The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation, just with certain parts of the venue closed. It’s full steam ahead and we can’t wait to show you what we have planned. We are certain this investment will result in increased tourism to the area, supporting and showcasing the beloved community of Eumundi” 

– Director Rob Comiskey


Stay tuned for updates on our social media channels as we welcome you back to a newly renovated space where tradition meets innovation in perfect harmony.

Thank you for your continued support - we can't wait to share this exciting new chapter with you!

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Build a Better Business Program EOI's are Now Open!

The Build A Better Business Program is back FREE to Sunshine Coast businesses in partnership with TAFE Queensland. 

This flagship program has already helped 180 local businesses plan for success, including three Eumundi Chamber businesses currently working through the course. Our participating members agree that the opportunity has been incredibly valuable to supporting them in identifying improvements and planning for growth. 

If you’d also like to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, register an expression of interest to be notified of upcoming programs here

2024 Eumundi ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

The Eumundi & District Historical Association (EHA) invites the community to join them for this year’s commemorative service to be held in the Eumundi Amphitheatre Thursday April 25th.

For members of the community wishing to march you are invited to assemble from 7.30am under the Original Eumundi Markets sign near the Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade HQ in readiness to commence at 8am. 

The service will commence at 8.15am. The Rotary Club of Eumundi is offering a barbecue breakfast at the conclusion of the service. 

Details are available on EHA’s website. The full programme can be downloaded here. 


RDA Merger: Three LGA's Become One!

As of April 1st 2024, Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast (RDASC) and Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) merged to become one entity. 

A new Board has now been appointed chaired by Gavin Keeley. With the Board in place they are now looking to appoint a new Director Regional Development. Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on Linkedin.


Autumn Road Trip – Come Say Hello!

I’ll be having a mobile office in Eumundi in the coming weeks as part of my Autumn Road Trip. This is a great opportunity for anyone to come and have a chat about any local or federal issue that is important to you.

I’ll be in Eumundi on Friday 26 April at, at the corner of Caplick Way and Cook Street. I look forward to seeing you there!

More details about the Autumn Road Trip can be found here

A Message from the Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien

Cost of Living Pressures

Latest inflation data is a reminder of the extraordinary financial pain that hardworking local families and businesses are experiencing.

Real disposable incomes have collapsed by 7.5% per capita since the Albanese Labor Government came to power, and 12 interest rate rises have put even more pressure on mortgage holders. When it comes to power prices, Labor’s promise of a $275 reduction in bills is now nothing more than a broken promise.

I recognise and feel that cost-of-living is biting, hard.

If I or my office can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out on (07) 5479 2800 or at


FREE Digital Training Courses to help your business thrive!

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Current topics include:

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The Key to Consultation: Are You Meeting Your Obligations!

Consultation obligations can arise from various sources, with the required degree of consultation differing.

Modern awards and enterprise agreements often include consultation provisions triggered by major workplace changes or shifts in rostering/working hours.

When such changes occur, employers must meet any consultation obligations under legislation, such as the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), as well as requirements set out in industrial instruments.

Explore your obligations, what a consultation process typically involves and the consequences of failing to consult in this article from BCQ.


Feature Resource: Accommodation and Food Services - Economics and Employment

Continuing on with our Feature Resource segment, this edition we explore the Accommodation and Food Services (A&FS) industry data which highlights its contribution to the local economy on the Sunshine Coast.

The analysis, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) data, looks at key factors such as employment trends, economic output, and job vacancies.

2024 AGM: Nominations for Executive Positions

May 15, 2024

2024 AGM: Nominations for Executive Positions Members are advised that nominations for Executive Positions on the Management Committee of Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc have been received in accordance with Association rules to be tabled at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday May 22, 2024. DOWNLOAD OFFICIAL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

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Call for Executive Position Nominations and Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting

April 25, 2024

Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held as follows: Date: Wednesday May 22, 2024 Time: from 5pm (registration) for 5.45pm start Location: The Green Room at The Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi Host and Sponsor: The…

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Member & Affiliate Partner News – APRIL 2024

April 5, 2024

Eumundi Chamber Member and Affiliate Partner News APRIL 2024 Exciting Job Opportunity: Retail and Marketing Assistant at Soul Silver! Soul Silver are searching for a new team member to join our vibrant team at Eumundi Markets! We’re seeking a friendly, enthusiastic individual capable of creating memorable moments and meaningful interactions with our customers.  Hours, responsibilities, position…

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Member & Affiliate Partner News FEBRUARY 2024

February 19, 2024

Member & Affiliate Partner News FEBRUARY 2024 Introducing Red Peg Laser’s Latest Release: Personalised Dog Bowl Stands Elevate mealtime for your beloved fur baby with custom-designed Dog Bowl Stands, featuring your pooch’s name.  Available in small, medium, and large sizes, each stand includes two stainless steel bowls crafted from marine-grade plywood, topped with clear acrylic…

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Attention Administration Superstars: We are Hiring!

November 2, 2023

Attention Administration Superstars: We are Hiring! Eumundi Chamber is currently seeking an Administration Assistant to join the team. The successful applicant will provide services to the Chamber management team across various governance and operational portfolios to help support the association’s membership  during an exciting period of growth. Who are we seeking? We are looking for…

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Member & Affiliate Partner News NOVEMBER 2023

November 2, 2023

Member & Affiliate Partner News NOVEMBER 2023 Bamboo Australia: Beer cans and poles! Over the past eighteen years Bamboo Australia has been supplying the Australian Antarctic Division (AAC) with long poles, which are used as markers at various Antarctic bases.  “Our poles are harvested here, packed and sent to Hobart where they are loaded onto…

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Member & Affiliate Partner News SEPTEMBER 2023

September 2, 2023

Member & Affiliate Partner News SEPTEMBER 2023 Join Eumundi Mo Bros: taking on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer! “Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support…

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Member & Affiliate Partner News JULY 2023

July 17, 2023

Member & Affiliate Partner News JULY 2023 Join The Kitty Kats for a night of Burlesque Following their sell-out show at the Paragon Theatre, The Kitty Kats are bringing “A Night of Burlesque” to Eumundi! For one night only, the audience will be “loving the skin they’re in”. It’s time to celebrate those fabulous curves!…

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Running Your Business: Online Resources and Organisations JULY 2023

July 14, 2023

Support in Running Your Business: Online Resources and Organisations This months collection of business resources focuses on the Queensland State Budget with a collection of links to publications and information from Business Queensland, and Business Chamber Queensland. We’ve also sourced information from the Fair Work Ombudsman regarding the recent National Annual Wage Review 2022-23 and…

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Events, Workshop and Webinars JULY & AUGUST 2023

July 14, 2023

Events, Workshops and Webinars JULY & AUGUST 2023 Wednesday, July 26, 2023 12.00pm to 2.00pm QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane GET TICKETS Zoom Webinar Wednesday July 19, 2023 3.00pm to 4.00pm   REGISTER Thriving Through Change Business Resilience Expo Thursday August 3, 2023 Venue 114, Bokarina GET TICKETS Business Connect Networking Event Thursday August 31,…

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