Canowindra Business Chamber is a not-for-profit member organisation representing a broad range of local businesses.We represent the interests of our members, liaising at many levels, within the community, and with government, campaigning to make Canowindra a better place to live, work and invest in.
Canowindra Business Chamber Mission:
“To support, promote and stimulate businesses and business activity in the Canowindra district.”
Canowindra is a village of 2100 people located beside the Belubula River in the central west of New South Wales. The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘a home’.
A small community, Canowindra relies heavily on tourism and agricultural industry. Major products are wine, lucerne, irrigated from the Belubula River, sheep, fat lambs, cattle and wheat.
The village dates back to the late 1830′s and many buildings in Canowindra’s historic main street are heritage listed, providing a great backdrop for the specialty and antique shops.
With its stable weather, Canowindra is also famous for hot air ballooning and hosts the annual ballooning championships in April each year.
Canowindra is the site of one of the world’s great fossil discoveries. A chance discovery by a road worker in 1956 uncovered a rich find of 360 million year old fish fossils. This site is listed as part of Australia’s National Heritage because of its international scientific importance and a permanent display has been established at The Canowindra Age of Fishes Museum .