Singleton is open for business

Singleton currently enjoys the benefit of a vibrant local economy with many small and medium businesses supporting the significant mining industry we have locally. Our future is bright with a desire in the community and a commitment by Council to attract and support a greater diversity of business and industry in Singleton.

  • Do you have a business idea but you’re not sure what to do next?
  • Are you looking to relocate your business to offer your family and employees a lifestyle choice?
  • Are you looking for a sound business investment opportunity?

Singleton is open for business so contact the Economic Development Team by email or call (02) 6571 5888.

Confidentiality is assured.

Commercial Opportunities

The healthy local economy of Singleton is supported by its diverse industrial base, young skilled labour force and industry access to vital infrastructure. Business and industry are attracted to Singleton due to the location – affordable industrial, commercial and residential land, and a local government supportive of business and industrial development.

Commercial Real Estate Agent Contacts

Singleton Industrial Land Sales

The Mt Thorley Industrial Estate is only 12km from the town of Singleton providing great access to the important mining and power industries of the Upper Hunter. Mt Thorley is a well established industrial estate and is home to some of the biggest suppliers to the mining sector.

Please contact Singleton Council for further information on (02) 6578 7290 or

Regional Relocation Grants

The Regional Relocation Grants Act provides for payments to approved applicants who relocate from metropolitan areas to regional areas for the purpose of employment, self-employment or purchasing a home. There are two grants available:

  • Regional Relocation Home Buyers Grant
  • Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive

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Business Support and Training

Businesses and industry based within the Singleton LGA are privy to an exceptional support base and resource library. From toolkits and training opportunities to marketing material and networking abilities, Singleton provides all businesses with the opportunity to thrive.

Singleton Council has an accessible Economic Development team dedicated to assisting your business and who work to provide opportunities for business development. Services include providing training courses that will expand on customer service skills, merchandising and marketing, regular communications via newsletters and the business website and funding and grants assistance.

In addition to this, several business forums and lunches are held every year to provide updates and feedback on key economic topics as well as offering networking opportunities. Singleton Business Leaders Lunches are held on the third Thursday of February, June and October each year.

Singleton Business Events Calendar

Chamber of Commerce

The Singleton Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc is an independent representative organisation for the Singleton business community. The chamber provides a comprehensive range of services including lobbying, advocacy, networking and advice for members.

It is able to provide additional support and services in workplace relations and business advice through the Chamber Alliance Program with the NSW Chamber and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Singleton Town Centre Upgrade

In July 2013, Council adopted a master plan for the revitalisation of the Singleton town centre. The master plan paints a "big picture" of how Council plans to make the town centre a more attractive and functional place. Above all, a place which is much more people-friendly than it is now.

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Events and Innovation

Innovation is the key to surviving and thriving in today’s business world. Council is committed to supporting you to overcome these challenges through access to a great variety of contacts, networking and learning opportunities.

Partnering with industry specialists, Council offers an annual program of business support and training activities with innovation at the core. Singleton Business Leaders Lunches are held on the third Thursday of February, June and October each year.

Singleton Business Events Calendar

Upper Hunter Diversification Plan

The Upper Hunter Economic Diversification Project was commissioned by the NSW Government and six Councils in the Upper Hunter region. The focus of the project was to examine the future of the region and the emerging business and employment opportunities over the next 20 -25 years.

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Upper Hunter Workforce Plan

The need for an Upper Hunter Regional Workforce Plan was identified in the findings of the Upper Hunter Economic Diversification Report 2011, which examined the future of the region, and emerging business and employment opportunities over a 20-25 year horizon.

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Visitor Economy Destination Management Plan

The Hunter Valley Destination Management Plan has been developed through a partnership between Singleton Council, Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association and Cessnock City Council.

The Destination Management Plan is created to set the overarching strategic direction for infrastructure and product development for sustainable growth in the tourism sector over the next five years.

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Welcome to Singleton Business

Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Singleton’s economy is built on the rich natural resources the land provides. Boasting a world class mining industry, internationally renowned wine and food experiences and a long history of agricultural activities, in addition to a strong defence industry based at Lone Pine Barracks, Singleton is well positioned to continue to diversify the local economy and thrive into the future.

For any business, investment or lifestyle enquiries please contact Singleton Council’s Communications, Community and Economy Team on (02) 6578 7560 or


Diversification of Agribusiness – The Opportunities Ahead

Everybody is talking about it, but what opportunities does diversification in Agribusiness bring to our local region?

The Singleton Business Chamber invites you to our monthly meeting for an open discussion on these opportunities.

Not only will this benefit direct Agribusiness companies but the service industries and the potential to break into this market.


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Digital Bootcamp for Small and Medium Businesses

All of us and our businesses are challenged by digital disruption and innovation. This bootcamp is to help you take these concepts head on. In just two half day sessions you will have a transformational experience to the digital world.  World-class expertise brought to your doorstep.


Date: Tuesday, 4th July

Time: 1pm – 6.30pm

Location: Best Western Hunter Gateway, Rutherford NSW


Date: Wednesday, 5th July

Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Location: Best Western Hunter Gateway, Rutherford NSW

Cost: $100 for 2 1/2 day sessions to book now.


The Social Media Masterclass 2017

If you’d like to learn how to effectively use Social Media for getting new customers, this Social Media Masterclass is for you – you will learn practical techniques, tips and strategies to win new customers consistently – each month.

On the upcoming Masterclass, we’ll be covering:

– How To Grow A Large Following Of Potential Customers.

– The 3 Steps To Turn Those Followers Into Paying Customers.

– The 4 Things Needed For A Successful Social Media Strategy.

– How To Stand Out From The ‘Noise’ (And Your Competitors) On Social Media.

– Why Businesses Fail With Social Media – And How To Avoid These Mistakes.

– How To Use Social Media For 30 Mins Per Day – And Achieve Your Objectives.

– How To Deliver A Tangible And Reliable ROI.


Date: Wednesday 19th July, 2017.

Time: Start 9.30am, Finish 11.45am (Sydney time).

Location: Online. You just need an internet connection to attend.

Cost: Early Bird Tickets are just $27.00, momentarily reduced from $87.00.

To find out more and book on to the Workshop today, please head on over to:


Hunter Region and Upper Hunter Region’s Economic Indicators

Our Hunter Region Economic Indicators and Upper Hunter Region Economic Indicators capture the nation’s economic trends and the Hunter region’s performance across key areas including: labour force, demographics, housing, consumer confidence and business performance. These insights provide clarity for smart and innovative decision-making in challenging times.

Many of the indicators are based on data collected from regular surveys of households and businesses through the Hunter Research Foundation Centre’s surveys.  Click on the links below for more information.

2017 Local Women of the Year Honour Roll

A BIG Congratulations goes to Singleton Business Chamber’s President – Ruth Rogers, who as part of the 2017 NSW Women of the Year Awards received a place on the 2017 Local Women of the Year Honour Roll. These local women are recognised for their outstanding contribution to their local community as businesswomen, role models, volunteers, leaders and mentors. Ruth received her award, presented by Michael Johnsen MP, National Member for Upper Hunter, at the Singleton Business Chamber Outstanding Business Awards night.

Start or Grow Your Business

Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your business.

Business Connect provides independent, confidential business advice for start ups and small to medium businesses.

Talk to a trusted advisor by calling 1300 134 359 or visit

The Retail Collective

What is the Retail Collective?

The Retail Collective is a small, dedicated group of local business owners that is focused on harnessing the opportunities created by the Town Centre Revitalisation and are committed to the long-term success of John Street.The Retail Collective will work with Council on targeted projects and initiatives that create a vibrant and interesting Town Centre.

Who can join?

We’re looking for people who:

  • have innovative ideas on how to support our Town Centre
  • committed to working with Council for the long term sustainability and success of our Town Centre
  • have what it takes to encourage your fellow business owners to get involved

Your commitment

Members of the Collective will be required to commit to a meeting (at a time decided by the group) and be hands-on when it comes to delivering projects and events.