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Do it In Douglas

We can get through this together

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

If the shire’s 12,000 people make a conscious decision to source goods and services locally, this will make an enormous difference on the road to recovery and rebuilding our economy.

Join the switch and buy local.

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.

What can you buy in Douglas?

We have an amazing range of local businesses who sell fantastic products and services.

Before you buy, check it if you can ‘Do It In Douglas’ first.

  • Local produce
  • Hardware
  • Retail
  • Professional Services
  • Mechanics
  • Tourism products
  • Health and Beauty
  • Restaurants and Cafes
  • Marine Services
  • Tradesmen

Putting their locals first

Douglas Shire Council endeavours to buy locally and give businesses the best opportunity. Council employees know the difference they can make by keeping the money in Douglas Shire. Register FREE at Vendor Marketplace to join the 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.

Three things you can do right now


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.

News & Updates


Businesses in the Douglas Shire have adapted their business models to make the most out of trading under social distancing restrictions.

They’re asking everyone everyone to #DoItInDouglas & make a conscious decision to source goods and services locally.

Zinc Port Douglas 0:50

This popular Port Douglas restaurant turned has transitioned its fine dining experience into a takeaway menu.

Markham Timber 0:39

Their full range of timber supplies is available for your DIY projects & they’re offering home delivery so that you can stay safe at home.

Floral Edge 6:45

With lots to offer everyone, their range of flowers, plants and gifts are all available for home delivery in the local area.

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