Kevin Humphries


13 March 2018

The NSW Government's Business Bus is visiting small businesses across NSW to provide specialist advice to business owners looking to become more productive and profitable.

Small business owners in and around Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Broken Hill and Wilcannia can hop on board the bus during its visits, where they will receive independent advice from experienced business advisors.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, said in 2017 the Business Bus visited more than 160 towns, covering more than 56,000 kilometres, and this year is set to be even bigger.

“The Business Bus is part of the NSW Government’s multi-million dollar Business Connect program which supports small businesses to thrive in metropolitan and regional economies," Mr Humphries said.

“The bus travels across the State with experts on board to share advice on small business strategies including marketing, financial and legal advice and business planning. 

"The Business Bus provides small businesses with access to independent, experienced advisors, plus specialists in the digital and creative sector.

"Speaking to an advisor can help a business operator take the vital next step, whether they're just starting out, wanting to ensure their business is sustainable or aiming to go global.”

The Business Bus will visit the following locations between 9am and 3pm:

  • Coonamble – 84 Castlereagh St (in front of visitor centre) on Thursday, 15 March
  • Coonabarabran – 14-22 John St on Friday, 16 March
  • Broken Hill - Town Square, Argent St, (intersection with Chloride St), Thursday 22 March
  • Wilcannia – Reid St (In front of Park), Friday 23 March 

Deputy Premier, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said local business owners should take advantage of the visit to boost their business knowledge and skills.

“The 710,000 small businesses across NSW are considered the lifeblood of the State’s economy,” Mr Barilaro said.

“They represent almost 98 per cent of all NSW businesses; employ almost half the State's workforce and generate $47 billion in annual wages and salaries.

“We are investing $30 million in the Business Connect program over four and a half years, with 70 per cent of services to be delivered to regional businesses.”

To find out more about the Business Bus or to speak to your local Business Connect advisor, call 1300 134 359 or visit

Narrabri Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6792 1422
Facsimile: (02) 6792 1466

Postal Address
60 Maitland Street
PO Box 345
Narrabri  NSW 2390


Cobar Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6836 3722
Facsimile: (02) 6836 3811

Postal Address
11 Barton Street
PO Box 99
Cobar NSW 2835

Broken Hill Electorate Office

Phone: (08) 8087 3315
Facsimile: (08) 8087 1796

Postal Address
1/142 Argent Street
Broken Hill 2880