Principal Membership

$632.08/month ($7585/year) inc. GST

If your business combines both a strong market presence with an interest in influencing government priorities and investment, then Principal Membership is for you.

This membership package gives you a superior level of engagement and connections, with access to government decision-makers and branding opportunities for your organisation. This allows your business to be closely aligned with the Canberra Business Chamber and recognition as a leader within the region.

Exclusive Benefits

CEO to CEO meetings
Meetings with CBC CEO to discuss the current economic environment, Canberra insights, policy and advocacy and upcoming opportunities.

Recognition as a Principal member
Digital signage at CBC offices, in our annual report, on our letterhead and website.

Boardroom lunch
Hosted by the CBC Chair with other Principal member CEOs and decision-makers.

Political roundtables
Invitation to engage with politicians and senior bureaucrats. These are small groups (max 25 attendees) in a closed-door environment – a great opportunity to network with key business contacts, gain an understanding of the business environment in the ACT and build relationships with ACT Government.

Annual dinner
2x complimentary tickets.

Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
Invitation to relevant ACCI national events & forums representing the ACT.

New member profile
Company profile included in the Business Pulse e-newsletter reaching over 8,000 business contacts.

Key event preferential seating
Pre-pay group attendance at member rates for key events as part of your yearly membership and receive preferential seating.

Full Benefits

Policy & Advocacy

We influence ACT and federal government policy decisions through our role as ACT’s peak body for the private sector. We engage with members and community groups to shape our policy positions, and advocate to government to create an economy where businesses can prosper and the whole community can benefit.

Have input into local, national and international policy and advocacy through one of our taskforces.

Workplace Relations

Access to CBC’s Workplace Relations advice line (10 calls/emails or up to 2hrs/year), provision of 2x Modern Awards, FREE regular updates.

Or upgrade to WR Plus for unlimited access.

Build your networks at key events

  • Invitations to CBC & partner events at member pricing.
  • FREE attendance at monthly Business After Business networking events.

Keeping you up to date with changes and opportunities

Weekly Business Pulse e-newsletter

  • Keep up to date with the latest economic information impacting national and local businesses and maintain your business knowledge with relevant information and articles from CBC and its members.

Marketing opportunities

  • Promotional material included in Business Pulse e-newsletter (2 per year) with the option to purchase additional advertising space.
  • “New member announcement” mention in Business Pulse and on CBC social media channels.

Business development and training sessions

Invitation to attend workshops and training sessions.

International trade assistance

  • Our international trade advisors provide you with access to international and local networks in more than 90 countries to support growth of your business and help you navigate through the complexities of Australian Free Trade Agreements.
  • Opportunity to attend CBC-led trade missions.


Opportunity to sponsor key business events, activities, programs and services delivered by CBC. We can build a tailored package for you.

Member facilities

Access to CBC meeting and training room facilities (subject to availability) at a 20% discount.

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