Moreland is growing at a phenomenal rate, and we’re excited! It’s a great time to be a new business, growing business, developer, investor or landowner in Moreland.

Business Moreland is your first port of call when doing business. Read our snapshot brochure (PDF 157Kb) that provides an overview of how we support the business community. 

Why invest in Moreland?

Moreland is a lively and enduring place for business and investment. It’s rich in diversity, vibrancy and creativity...and is ideally located on the northern cusp of Melbourne's CBD.

Scroll through the pages of the Business Moreland Investment brochure (PDF 2Mb) to see key facts and a map of the MILS areas. 

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Find out about the area and hear from local business and residents about why they value Moreland.

Fast facts

  • $5.30 billion Gross Regional Product (GRP) in 2016
  • 176,589 residents/potential customers
  • 12,000+ businesses
  • 1.5% forecasted annual population growth to 2031
  • 4 world class education and training institutions (RMIT, La Trobe, Melbourne Polytechnic and Bendigo Kangan Institute)
  • 42,000+ local jobs
  • 14% GRP growth since 2014
  • 1,636,039 Visiting Friends and Relatives to Melbourne's north in 2016 (Tourism Research Australia)
  •  4-14km distance to/from Melbourne CBD
  • 14,367 residents work in Moreland (Census 2016)

Key data

Type of information

Further details

Economic profile

Want to know more about the economic profile of Moreland? 

You can access Economy ID, an online resource providing economic profile data.

Housing affordability

If you're interested in learning about housing need and affordability in Moreland, take a look at the publication ‘A Home in Moreland.’ 

This easy to understand document and eBook is evidence based and is being used to inform Council's housing strategies and advocacy. Learn more

Industrial land use

The Moreland Industrial Land Use Strategy guides planning decisions about the future of Moreland’s industrial land.

How we can help

Moreland City Council provides a number of services to help with your business and investment plans:

Investment facilitation

A 'first point of contact' service to help guide you through the development, planning and approval process.

Email Business Moreland or phone 03 8311 4131 to speak to our Commercial and Industrial Investment Facilitation Officer.  

Commercial Priority Planning

If you’re planning a new business in Moreland, or the expansion of an existing business where the cost of works is greater than $100,000, or where it can be demonstrated that the development will result in a significant increase in local employment, you may be eligible for Commercial Planning Priority. Learn more

Download the Commercial Priority Planning brochure. (PDF 249Kb)

Invest Moreland Network  

Are you a local business leader, land owner, developer, investor, real estate agent or financier?

The Invest Moreland Network facilitates discussion and networking around investment and local employment opportunities in Moreland. An annual event held on the second Thursday in September, it debuted in September 2014.

Join the network and attend our annual event in September. Email Business Moreland to secure your invite and stay in the loop.

Find out more


Maria Rico

Commercial and Industrial Investment Facilitation

Maria acts as first point of contact to advance key commercial and industrial investment projects. Maria supports growing businesses to remain in Moreland, and new investment projects that grow local jobs.

Phone: 03 8311 4131
Email Maria Rico


Elisa Grassa

Business Development Officer

Elisa provides support to new and existing small businesses, startups, home-based business owners, entrepreneurs and those thinking about starting a business venture. Elisa coordinates Business Moreland’s events and programs. 

Phone: 03 8311 4131
Email Elisa Grassa