The Wollombi Valley is located at the southern gateway to Hunter Valley Wine Country, just two hours drive from the Sydney CBD, and one hour from Newcastle and the Central Coast. We are a small yet thriving community, full of creative people who love the lifestyle this beautiful area provides. There is something for everyone in the Wollombi Valley, whether you are looking to live, work or visit. From cafes and boutique shops, to wineries and galleries, from schools and pony club, to tennis courts and the garden club.

Who are we?

The Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc (WVCC) began in 1992 as a business organisation representing local business interests, providing services for the community and visitors to the Wollombi Valley. In 2010 WVCC launched a new brand Wollombi Valley Tourism (WVT) to be clear that our main focus is to promote the Wollombi Valley as a destination. We believe that today’s visitors are tomorrow’s home owners and that “tourism is everybody’s business” either directly or indirectly.

What do we do?

WVT aims to create an environment of success. We do this by:

  1. Defining and promoting the “Wollombi Valley experience”.
  2. Increasing awareness of the Wollombi Valley to visitors already coming to the Hunter Valley so to: Increase our share of visitors, Increase time spent by visitors to Wollombi Valley, Increase the dollars spent by visitors to the Wollombi Valley.
  3. Ensuring the flow on effects benefit other local businesses.

What are the benefits of Membership to Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce?

  1. Benefit from promotional work undertaken by the WVT
  2. Advertise your business on the Wollombi Valley Tourism website – your Business Listing includes a hyperlink to your website
  3. Opportunity to submit News and Events to both the website and Visit Wollombi Facebook page
  4. Network with fellow members representing many different businesses in the area
  5. Have access to council, government and funding opportunities
  6. Be part of a responsible and respected business organisation
  7. Participate in regular general meetings
  8. Influence and help shape the growth and direction of the Wollombi Valley
  9. Have a vote at the Annual General Meeting, and help decide who will lead the WVCC
  10. Become a part of the vibrant business community within the Wollombi Valley, and help ensure visitor enjoy their experience in the area.

What is the Membership fee?

All fees collected through membership assist the Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce with marketing and promotion of the Wollombi Valley and other projects to assist with business development.

Fees for 2017/18 are:

  • $200 per year for Tourism Businesses
  • $100 per year for Additional Tourism Businesses (such as a Vineyard Cellar Door with Accommodation)
  • $30 per year for Non-Tourism Businesses (such as local tradesmen)

How do I join?

Download a copy of the membership information and application form, complete the form and return with the appropriate payment. Your membership application will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Download Membership Application Form (Word document)
Download Membership Application Form (PDF)

The Executive Committee

Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc Executive Committee August 2017 to August 2018

President – Graham Skeates
Vice-President – Michael Noyce (Noyce Brothers Wine)
Secretary – David Allwood (Somewhere Unique)
Treasurer – Merryl Naughton (Incy Wincy Cyder)

Committee
Peter Migan (Wollombi Farm Country House)
Natalie Moore (Moore Farm Fresh Produce)
Debbie Pearce (Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary)
Kylie Gemmell (Valle Laguna)
Daniela Riccio (Little Valley Farm)

For more information, or to join the Chamber of Commerce, contact the Secretary, David Allwood by email.

Wollombi Valley Tourism Meetings

Wollombi Valley Tourism have a General Meeting every second month, and the Executive Committee have a Management Meeting each month. If you have an issue you would like raised at a meeting, please email the President.

General Meetings 2017/18

General Meeting (Dinner)
Monday 8 October 2017 – 6.30pm

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday 3 December 2017 – 6pm

General Meeting (Dinner)
Monday 4 February 2018 – 6pm

General Meeting (Dinner)
Monday 8 April 2018 – 6pm

General Meeting (Dinner)
Monday 3 June 2018 – 6pm

AGM (Dinner)
Monday 5 August 2018 – 6pm