The Love Local campaign, launched in January 2020, and originally aimed at promoting attractions in our towns and villages to recoup money lost to the local economy after visitors stayed away during bush fires.  

Media Release: Love Local Blue Mountains' businesses after bush fire

The campaign, embraced by our community, was extended during lockdowns in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During that period we launched Love Local Live, Love Local Lessons, the Love Local Business Directory and Love Local on Stage.

By January 2021, Love Local had reached an audience of over 3.2 million.  Media Release: Local Local campaign embraced by the Blue Mountains community

How to love local during COVID-19 2021

COVID-19 restrictions have increased again in June 2021 and our local businesses need your help more than ever! Every business may be operating a little differently, so remember to observe their rules and be patient and kind.

Our businesses are doing their best to continue to serve the community and protect their workforce.

There are many ways you can continue to support your local businesses:

  • Shop over the phone or online
  • Eat at your favourite restaurant, by getting takeaway or a delivery
  • Leave a review and promote them on social media
  • Maintain your subscriptions
  • Buy a gift card

Most importantly - Follow the current public health order and don’t go out if you’re unwell (even with mild symptoms).

Get involved

You can also support your local businesses by sharing the Love Local campaign on social media, and using the hashtags #lovelocal and #lovelocalbluemountains.  We need as many locals, as possible, to participate.

Local businesses

Our Business Directory assists small businesses who have had to change the way they operate due to COVID-19.  Get more information

The Business Directory is only open to businesses within the Blue Mountains Local Government Area and it is the responsibility of the business to send updated contact or operating details to Council so the Business Directory can be updated.