Council supports and assists with the promotion of local community groups and events in the following ways.
Gully Grapevine newsletter
The Coming Events page in our newsletter is especially dedicated for the local community to advertise or promote their groups or events, space permitting.
Details must be received at least eight weeks before publication dates. Applications can be made via email or call 8397 7444.
Community groups can utilise the roadside banner board which is located in the Civic Centre carpark and which faces North East Road (opposite Tea Tree Plus). Bookings are essential. Community groups must supply and install their own banners. Applications can be made via email or call
Other options for promoting your community group or event.
Local newspaper – Leader Messenger noticeboard
- Contact the Leader Messenger, Advertiser or local television and radio stations to see if they might be interested in reporting on your event. Try to find a newsworthy angle to give your article more chance of being publicised.
- Call talkback radio.
- Write a letter to the editor.
- Create a Facebook page or similar for your group or event.
- If your group operates from a building or centre, ask if you can put a short-term banner outside your building. Check with Council before printing and erecting your sign as there are laws relating to the erection of signs.
- Ask if you can put up banners/posters in local recreation centres or community houses.
- Use community noticeboards in shopping centres.
- Ask local businesses if they would be happy to display a poster for you.
- Ask local businesses that do regular mail outs to see if they would mind including a flyer on your event in their next mail out.
- Ask local schools if they would include an article in their school newsletters.
- Ask your local state or federal parliamentarian if they would consider including your information in their next newsletter.
- Print flyers and drop them into people’s letterboxes.
Word of mouth
- Use every opportunity to talk about your event to your friends, neighbours and workmates. A personal recommendation is often valued highly and well received.