WIN a $500, $300 or $200 Gift Card

As they say Christmas is the time for giving so we are running an additional Support Local Christmas competition in the Cessnock LGA throughout November and December where you can nominate your individual home Christmas decorations in a Christmas theme.

We want to see beautiful Christmas themes, trees and light displays!

Top entries will be selected by a panel and then our three winners will be selected by a community poll on social media awarding 3rd prize ($200 Gift Card), 2nd Prize ($300 Gift Card) and 1st Prize ($500 Gift Card).

Residents can self-nominate by commenting on the Advance Cessnock Support Local competition posts or residents can also nominate amazing displays they have seen in the Cessnock LGA. If it is a business you are mentioning be sure the Tag the business as well.

How to enter:
1. Take a photo of your Christmas tree, display or decorations.
2. Post to Facebook (make sure privacy setting is ‘Public’) by commenting on one of our posts or
posting on your own social media and using the hashtag #SupportLocalCessnock.
3. Identify or introduce the business (tag or name them) if you are nominating a beautiful display
that’s not your own.
4. Hashtag #SupportLocalCessnock
5. Enter as many times as you like!

Winners will be selected based on random selection. *Terms and Conditions apply. You can enter as many times as you like. Please add the hashtag #supportlocalcessnock so we can see your entry.

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We’ve been through a lot, lately. Drought, floods, bushfires and a pandemic. However, one hugely positive outcome from all this is our unrelenting community spirit. We can do anything when we all work together.

Cessnock City Council is a BIG customer when it comes to doing business and we LOVE to buy locally!

Advance Cessnock City and partners have worked collectively and are very excited to announce the new Support Local Campaign.

Support Local is an initiative of Advance Cessnock City in partnership with local Chambers and Associations establishing greater support and promotion of local businesses within the community.

Locals supporting locals is all about working together. It’s about shopping and buying local; as well as hiring local talent – it’s about keeping doors open! When we support local, every member of the community gets to enjoy the economic, social and environmental benefits; not just now, but well into the future.

To ensure the success of the campaign we need YOU, our community to work collectively with Advance and partners to bring about change!

Camaign Toolkit
Download the Tool Kit to get started!

Your Locals Supporting Locals Tool Kit is designed to encourage your own creative ideas.

You can easily access the images and logos, and supplement the main campaign with your own messages on your website, social media, mobile advertising and even on local radio or television channels.

Love Local Heroes
Meet your local heroes here

You are. We are. Everybody here is!

Because whenever we employ local and shop local, we are helping a local business continue operating. Our continued support can result in growing more successful businesses, creating more local jobs and sustaining a healthy community. Support Local and keep the local community thriving.

Watch this space as we continue to update with good news stories within the local community.

Check out these good news stories below.

Support Local gets Amped Up

Millfield Skatepark Makeover Continues 

Council Acknowledges a Job Well Done

Richmond Vale Rail Trail One Step Closer to Becoming Reality 

$150,000 Boost for Support Local Campaign 





Retrotrail Hunter Valley

Retrotrail Hunter Valley is a trail of discovery between two regional towns close to Wine Country.

Formed in May 2020, the Retrotrail team, is a collection of locals who are passionate about sharing the stories of the townships of Branxton and Greta and promoting a strong sense of community spirit.

Take a step back in time and discover the many hidden treasures on the Retrotrail, learn the history, admire the architechture, experience the fresh tastes of local produce and meet the friendly locals.  Simplicity at it's best, come and discover the magic!

Here is a sneak peak at what you will discover when you take the road less travelled.

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