Sunday 24 March 2019

Lord Mayors Commendations Back For 2019

Lord mayor Sally Capp will oversee the 2019 small business commendations program with a fresh new identity and streamlined application process. The program has acknowledged many market traders over the years and maybe this is the year for you. Details as follows - 

"Melbourne is fortunate to call itself home to a diverse range of independent small businesses who contribute to the economic prosperity and vibrancy of the city. Established in 2005, the Lord Mayor’s Commendations program recognises the longevity and commitment of these hidden gems and well-loved characters,without which Melbourne wouldn’t be the same.

This year the program is back with a fresh new identity and streamlined application process, making it easy for your business to get celebrated. It is free to apply and open to small business proprietors who have been operating in the City of Melbourne for ten or more years. Each successful applicant will be invited to an exclusive event hosted by the Lord Mayor, Sally Capp.

Other benefits include:
• Promotional opportunities via City of Melbourne marketing channels
• Inclusion in a photographic exhibition
• Networking opportunities
• Insight into a range of small business initiatives and support programs
• Membership of a growing alumni of commendation recipients

Our categories are: 10+, 25+, 40+ and 50+ years of operation, as well as a 3+ generations Generational Family Business Commendation. Past recipients are welcome to reapply if they are eligible for a new category.

We look forward to receiving your application and giving your business the recognition it deserves.

Apply Now

Applications close: 26 April, 2019

You can contact the Lord Mayor’s Commendations team at "

Some Past Trader Recipients: