Whitehorse City Council

Benefits of Doing Business in Whitehorse

BusinessDevelopmentManShoppingThere are a number of reasons why doing business in Whitehorse makes sense. 


Whitehorse is the location of choice for companies leading the way in telecommunications, multimedia and information technology. The Tally Ho Business Park and surrounds, provides one of the fastest growing high-tech regions in Melbourne and provides an outstanding base for high-tech, knowledge-based corporations, including MYOB, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, Pronto Software and Fujitsu.

Shopping and Cuisine

Shoppers are well catered for in Whitehorse, with a number of major retail complexes in the municipality, including Forest Hill Chase and the Box Hill shopping precinct. The Mega Mile, spanning more than three kilometers between Blackburn and Mitcham, is also acknowledged as Melbourne's ultimate lifestyle shopping strip. 


Accessibility is one of the key reasons why many national and international companies have selected Whitehorse as their business base. Access from the central business district is easy, via links to all major arterial roads, as well as excellent rail, bus and tram services. Melbourne's eastern rail line is one of the most heavily used in Victoria and Box Hill has the busiest suburban transport interchange.  


Whitehorse boasts a variety of beautiful parks, gardens and bushland environments. Many incorporate walking and cycling tracks, discovery trails, barbecue facilities and play equipment. There are excellent facilities for golf, football, rugby, soccer, cricket, netball, hockey, basketball, bowling, two major aquatic centres and much more.  

High Standard Services and Facilities

Whitehorse is a centre of educational excellence, with tertiary institutions, secondary colleges, primary schools and kindergartens spread throughout the municipality. Tertiary students can choose from a multitude of academic and vocational training opportunities, including Deakin University and Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Whitehorse is serviced by significant health facilities including the Epworth Hospital, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Box Hill Hospital - one of the largest hospitals in Victoria, providing a teaching institution with a full spectrum of medical and paramedical services.

A Cosmopolitan City

Whitehorse residents are strong participants in the City's affairs and community networks - including the service clubs of Lions and Rotary - as well as numerous sporting associations. In addition to those of European descent, the community also draws benefit from its strong connection with Asian businesses and community members. Whitehorse residents are well educated, with over 35% having some form of degree or higher-level qualification.  

Pro-business Council

A primary objective for Council is to underpin our City's prosperity with a strong, vibrant and sustainable business sector. Council supports this economic growth with business like and streamlined processes and by maintaining constant dialogue with our local business community.