Call out for local business heroes

Nominations are being called for to find Australia Post’s 2022 Local Business Heroes, with around $285,000 set to go towards helping local small businesses who demonstrate unique and valued connections to their community.

Nominations are open from today until Friday 25 March 2022, with 57 Local Business Heroes to be named across the country in the middle of the year.

Each of the Local Business Heroes will receive a ‘Heroes Package’ worth up to $5,000, which includes tailored sending offers, increased exposure through Australia Post’s Post Office and mail networks and exclusive access to business coaching services.

Australia Post Executive General Manager Retail Catriona Noble said the Local Business Heroes program highlighted the close relationships Post Offices have with customers and showed the ability and willingness of Post Office team members to support their local businesses.

“We have more than 4,300 Post Offices across Australia with over 2,500 of these in regional areas, and our Post Office team members help local businesses connect with their customers and access essential services like banking, every day,” Ms Noble said.

“The Local Business Heroes program is a fantastic way to continue that support and build on these established relationships, to help our local businesses thrive and give back to our communities.”