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Do it In Douglas

Buy Douglas: Build Douglas is a community project designed to encourage people to spend their money with local businesses.

If the shire’s 12,000 people make a choice to source goods and services locally, this will make an enormous difference to maintaining economic resilience through COVID-19 travel restrictions.

We want everyone to ‘Do it in Douglas’

This could be by regularly getting takeaway, getting your car serviced locally,  or switching to a local professional service. It will ensure small businesses survive, and keep people employed in the place they chose to live.

Putting locals first

Douglas Shire Council endeavours to buy locally and give businesses the best opportunity. Register FREE at Vendor Marketplace to join our public supplier list.

Are you a business owner with a story to tell?

Email Douglas Shire Council at to make sure your story is heard.

Our Stories

Videos - local stories

The Buy Douglas: Build Douglas campaign celebrates our unique network of local businesses and collaborations.  Watch their stories here and #DoItInDouglas!

It’s a Wrap For Christmas! 0:40

Wrapping up the Buy Douglas: Build Douglas Christmas campaign with a clear message from all 19 businesses who participated – lets all “Do It In Douglas!”

The Big Breakfast 1:06

The story of the big breakfast serves up a great story of community spirit and collaboration. 

Toolbox for the tropics 1:13

LOCAL tradies prove they are the ultimate ‘Toolbox for the Tropics.’

Scoop up a wet season adventure 0:56

A WET season adventure is just one scoop away for our backyard tourists

What can I do?


Buy Local

Make a conscious decision to source goods and services locally. What’s On In Port  and Newsport have business directories here.


Get Involved

Download a media pack here. You can also follow our Facebook page and support the movement by using #DoItInDouglas on social media


Stay Connected

If you own a business, get your FREE membership with the Douglas Chamber of Commerce.

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