About NORTH Link

NORTH Link at a glance

NORTH Link is a strong regional partnership of industry, education, health and government, established in 1995, that plays an integral role across northern metropolitan Melbourne.

A business network and regional economic development advocacy group representing Melbourne’s northern region, NORTH Link comprises local councils (the cities of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Merri-bek and Whittlesea and the shires of Mitchell and Nillumbik), local tertiary education institutions and industry including Melbourne Airport, Northern Hospital, DPV Health and the Melbourne Market Authority.

Industry engagement is a key focus for NORTH Link. Through its database of over 5000 business contacts, NORTH Link communicates regularly with local businesses and organisations of all sizes. NORTH Link is an incorporated association overseen by a Board of Management that includes representatives from business, education, health and local government.

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.


  • We hold seminars and workshops featuring industry professionals to drive innovation, add value to businesses and encourage new technologies. Find our future events here.
  • We provide tailored Jobs Victoria services that support and connect jobseekers and employers throughout the region.
  • We host networking opportunities across Melbourne’s north, from tours of local facilities to the Northern Business Achievement Awards breakfasts.
  • We strengthen relationships between stakeholders in Melbourne’s north and facilitate connections to benefit the region.
  • We conduct high quality research that underpins advocacy and actions to grow business capability and jobs across Melbourne’s north.
  • We place tertiary students into organisations on internships and workplace projects to build business capability.
  • We work collaboratively to advocate for the region and influence senior decision makers and state and federal government policy in the best interests of Melbourne’s north.

Purpose Statement

An innovative and independent association that seeks to promote and improve the economy and liveability of Melbourne’s north.

Strategic Objective:

To facilitate actions that support the sustainable economic development of Melbourne’s north and bring economic and social benefits to the region and its people.