Linking industry, education, health and government for a thriving Melbourne’s north economy.

NORTH Link is an innovative and independent association that seeks to promote and improve the economy and liveability of Melbourne’s North. It is a true partnership of businesses, educational institutes and local government areas focusing on and Melbourne’s north regional economic development.

Key board partners at NORTH Link include the shires and councils of Darebin, Hume, Mitchell, Merri-bek, Nillumbik and Whittlesea, local tertiary education institutions and major businesses and industries. NORTH Link is involved in multiple projects across business networks and the community and is responsible for governance, project management, industry engagement, administrative support and reporting to partners and stakeholders on learnings and outcomes of this development.

Sustainable economic development of the north is NORTH Link's key focus. Through its database of over 4000 business contacts, NORTH Link communicates regularly with local businesses and organisations of all sizes. The range of activities undertaken by NORTH Link demonstrates its commitment to assisting businesses and driving growth across one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.


NORTH Link acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and we recognise their rich heritage and continuing connection to land, waters and culture. 

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NORTH Link groups and initiatives


> Melbourne's North Food Group



> Data Analytics Hub



> Local Jobs Program



> Northern Business Achievement Awards



> Northern Industry Student Placements Program



> Research and advocacy



Northern Business Achievement Awards

   Next breakfast

Grand Finale – Thursday 1 December 2022

Past breakfast

Thursday 2 September 2021

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