The Tomaree Business Chamber is a not for profit organisation representing the business community of Nelson Bay and the Tomaree Peninsula in Port Stephens.

Our mission is to assist new, growing and established businesses within the area, helping them stay abreast of news and events throughout the peninsula.

We do this in several ways. In addition to holding meetings throughout the year for members to network and contribute their ideas, we also organise large events designed to enrich the local community and attract visitors. Our organisation currently runs two of the largest festivals on the peninsula: The Blue Water Country & Blues Music Festival and Tastes at the Bay.

Chamber meetings

The Tomaree Business Chamber organises regular meetings to keep members up to date.

In an effort to cater for members, we hold both twilight networking meetings and breakfast meetings.

In addition to our standard meetings, we plan special events throughout the year.
As a not for profit organisation, we strive to create fun and beneficial functions that grow local businesses and enhance the community as a whole.

Connecting business

On a fundamental level, our organisation attempts to connect people within the community. Thanks to an ever-expanding series of events, meetings and workshops, out board is able to achieve this goal.

We carefully develop events that foster networking opportunities, encourage business growth, support professional development and drive the production of local businesses. Our events vary and are created to suit the needs of community stakeholders. These entities include both member and non-member businesses, young professionals, industry experts, strategic partners, community backers and government leaders.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in learning more about the Tomaree Business Chamber, be sure to contact one of our representatives.

We would love to tell you more about any upcoming activities and special events. Becoming a member is easy, so don’t delay.

See Membership page for online application form.

A history of excellence

Previously known as the Nelson Bay Town Management, the Nelson Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson Bay and District Business Association, the Tomaree Business Chamber continues to enrich the local Nelson Bay community.

Over the years, we have planned many special events throughout the community.
We are a non-profit organisation, and our board members strive to create beneficial functions that grow local business and enhance the entire community.

Tastes at the Bay

The spectacular waterfront at d’Albora Marinas on the Nelson Bay foreshore together with the Nelson Bay CBD acts as home to Tastes at the Bay.

Our Chamber of Commerce runs this local event every year, bringing together a collection of fine restaurants and wineries from the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens, along with live jazz music and more.

Free Public Entry

Annually in November

Blue Water Country Music Festival

We run the Bluewater Country Music Festival, which was introduced in 2006.

Nelson Bay and Port Stephens provide a unique seaside setting and backdrop for hosting the Festival which is held over 4 days of the June Long weekend.

Since our earliest event, the Bluewater Country Music Festival has expanded from 15 venues in 2006 to over 40 separate locations today.

Tomaree Business Chamber - Hunter Business Awards Winner 2018
Tomaree Business Chamber - Hunter Business Awards 2018
Tomaree Business Chamber - Hunter Business Awards Winner 2018