Shoalhaven Love Local

July 25, 2023 11:23 am in by

Shoalhaven City Council has unveiled its latest initiative, the LOVE LOCAL campaign, aimed at inspiring residents to embrace the best of their own backyard.

With the launch of an all-inclusive online hub, locals can now easily explore a wide array of dining, activities, adventures, wellness, arts and culture, shopping, staycation ideas, and more across the towns of Shoalhaven.

Supported by Council and local Business Chambers, the LOVE LOCAL campaign unites the Shoalhaven community by providing a convenient one-stop platform for discovering the hidden gems that lie within their region.

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Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to engage with the campaign, either by
exploring the curated site for exciting new experiences or by becoming active participant.

Local businesses in Shoalhaven are invited to create their free listing by signing up to the Australia
Tourism Data Warehouse or by reaching out to the Shoalhaven Visitor Services team at, ensuring their presence is felt within the LOVE LOCAL movement.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley says: “Shoalhaven has it all! With so many passionate small businesses you can trust your local to offer great service and quality.

Keep your dollars in Shoalhaven and support jobs in our region whether it is big ticket items, trades or services, gifts, or just enjoying everything a staycation has to offer.

“The great thing about LOVE LOCAL is you don’t have to spend more, just spend smarter. We forget how beautiful our own backyard is, so even if you just go to a new beach or another town, then share the love on social media with the tag #LoveShoalhaven.”

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This winter, residents can demonstrate their support for the community by following these tips:

SHOP local:

Immerse yourself in the charm of Shoalhaven’s small boutiques, which offer
unique retail experiences that can’t be found online.

DINE local:

Enjoy a typical date night at neighbourhood bars and restaurants while savouring the exquisite cuisine created by our skilled regional chefs.

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PLAY local:

Discover lesser-known beaches, check out the winter whale migration, indulge in a wellness experience or visit a museum or gallery.

STAY local:

Extend warm hospitality to family and friends by inviting them for a memorable staycation in Shoalhaven and share your favourite things with them.


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Check out the huge range of events in Shoalhaven from weekend markets to art workshops, to live music or wellness retreats, there is something for

For further information on the LOVE LOCAL campaign and to explore the rich tapestry of Shoalhaven,
please visit