Representing the interests of Walsh Bay’s arts organisations, venues and businesses

Walsh Bay Arts & Commerce (WBAC) is the collective driving force committed to putting Walsh Bay ‘on the map’ for Sydney residents and visitors and firmly establishing it as a unique, vibrant, thriving arts quarter and commercial hub.

The Arts Precinct Master Plan developed in 2010

The Arts Precinct Master Plan Rolls Out

Focused on consolidating Walsh Bay as a creative centre of Sydney. The active involvement of all local business operators in WBAC ensures that Walsh Bay is perceived as a multi-dimensional, premium destination experience, unlike any other in Sydney.

By working together we expand opportunities available to all members including:

The Arts Precinct Master Plan Rolls Out

  • Association with a rapidly expanding calendar of high profile, quality events attracted to Walsh Bay that boost revenue during ‘quiet times’ – such as Sydney Writers Festival, Biennale and Vivid.
  • Well attended famil events designed to secure the valuable endorsement of hotel concierges and influential media and drive foot traffic throughout the year 
  • Consistent representation of Walsh Bay throughout the year to media in the form of news and ‘destination experience’ stories featuring member venues and promotions. 
  • Investment and support from the City of Sydney in recognition of our exceptionally pro-active and collaborative approach. 
  • Facilitating networking events, business-to-business gatherings and planning sessions for members to bring our business community together and provide opportunities for constructive communication and cross-pollination of idea.

Invest in the success of your business

...and that of the dynamic Walsh Bay Community by being an active member of Walsh Bay Arts & Commerce.

 The advantages are detailed following for your consideration and our Member Relationship Manager Tina Irving is available to discuss specific opportunities for your particular business on 0403487179.


As a member of WBAC, you automatically have access to the following benefits from Business NSW.

Advice Line calls (13 29 59) WBAC members can take advantage of 3 calls per annum
  •  A phone service providing members with specialist advice in the areas of Industrial Relations, Legal aspects related to business. 
  •  Simple queries answered in one call, and if more complex advice is required, an outline of how best to proceed will be given. Either way, you will enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you’re getting trusted, professional advice. . 
  • Local Chamber member rates Business NSW events are run regularly across the state to help you increase your business network and stay up to date with topical business issues and matters. 
 Access to benefits of Business Australia membership 
  •  These benefits include access to Webinars, Modern Awards, Articles and other content, e-newsletter and advice including marketing your business. 
 Business NSW Membership discount 
  •  20% off Business NSW membership whilst a Local Chamber Membership is retained. 
 Access to Business Hotline (13 26 96) 
  •  Connects you to the right information, support and advice for your business.  

Exposure Opportunities

Famil Program

 You will have opportunities to be showcased as part of our well attended and highly successful Famil events targeting five star hotel concierges, influential media and City of Sydney staff. These experiential visits take in a variety of arts and dining venues to demonstrate the diversity of Walsh Bay.

Media Exposure

WBAC organise regular placement of ‘destination travel’ stories, ‘new arrivals’ news and individual venue reviews with national and Sydney-based media. Members are invited to update us with any news or promotions for inclusion in publicity material.

WBAC Website

Members are listed on our website with contact details and a direct link to their own websites. You can upload images of events to the gallery section. Media utilise this site as a resource.

WBAC Newsletter

Our bi-monthly bulletin of precinct news has proven to be an effective communication tool to reach local businesses and the wider community. All new members are profiled in the newsletter with member news and promotions regularly featured.

Employee Incentive Program

Members can be included in a package of special offers made available to the staff of companies operating in the Walsh Bay area.

Member Relations & PR

WBAC contracts Tina Irving to work specifically on generating exposure opportunities for Walsh Bay, focused on our member base. The emphasis is on ‘the unique destination experience’ offered at Walsh Bay across our total offering. Tina can assist with facilitating introductions to other member and publicity support for individual member businesses and news. Contact Tina on tina@solitaireaustralia.com.au

Event Opportunities

We are working toward reinstating Walsh Bay as event central, attracting premium events back to our precinct for the benefit of all local businesses. Our aim is to optimise all associated opportunities for members and we actively support member-driven events.

Ready to join our Vibrant Community ?