The Love Local campaign, launched 13 January 2020, and originally aimed to recoup money lost to the local economy after visitors stayed away during bush fires in the upper Blue Mountains.  

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

How to love local during COVID-19

COVID-19 restrictions easing means there are more ways we can now love local and support local businesses across the Blue Mountains.

More shops, cafes and restaurants are starting to open, but restrictions still apply. Every business may be operating a little differently, so remember to observe their rules, be patient and kind, and maintain physical distancing.

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:

  • Buy your groceries from a local butcher or fruit shop
  • Be kind and patient when you're shopping
  • Observe physical distancing and limits on the number of people on a premises
  • Don’t go out if you’re sick even with mild symptoms, or have had contact with someone who may have contracted COVID-19
  • Buy a gift card
  • Shop over the phone or online
  • Eating at your favourite restaurant, or get takeaway or delivery
  • Leave a review and promote them on social media
  • Maintain your subscriptions

Get involved

You can also support your local businesses by sharing the Love Local campaign on social media, and using the hashtags #lovelocal #lovelocalbluemountains and #anextra20in2020.  We need as many locals, as possible, to participate.

For more information on support for small businesses affected by bush fires click here.

Local businesses

Blue Mountains City Council has launched a new Business Directory, to assist small businesses who have had to change the way they operate due to COVID-19.

The Business Directory is the next phase of Council’s Love Local campaign to support Blue Mountains businesses, who are struggling after recent bush fires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses who would like to be listed in Council’s new directory should fill out the Business Directory form.
Once verified, businesses will be listed on the Business Directory map.

For more information email questions to or telephone 1300 653 408.

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.

Food and hospitality businesses

If you're a local food and beverage business who has moved to takeaway and delivery options during the COVID-19 restrictions, you may benefit from being listed on

You can register for no cost, and it will help let people know that you're still open and what you're offering.

Just follow the link above and add your business.

Not a business, just a hungry customer? can help you locate local restaurants, cafes, catering and event businesses that are open and offering takeaway and delivery services. It's a great resource and will help you to keep loving local.