The Oakleigh Business and Traders Association represents the retail traders and businesses of the Oakleigh Village.

The association is run by a Business and Trader’s Committee and it acts on behalf of Businesses & Traders to make key decisions relating to promoting the shopping precinct, and promoting the interests of members and their customers. The committee act as a conduit to pass and receive information from our local Council, State and Federal Governments. With more than 360 businesses in Oakleigh Village located within our compact precinct, it makes shopping and visiting services a dream.

Oakleigh Village is fast becoming ‘the’ place to visit.

Everywhere is just a short walk from the many public transport options or the numerous car parks located around the Village. With recent refurbishments and with the opening of many new businesses Oakleigh Village is fast becoming ‘the’ place to visit. Whether you want a quick bite to eat, a leisurely lunch or dinner, a wedding dress, to book a holiday or even buy a new bike, Oakleigh Village has it all. Oakleigh Village Businesses & Traders appreciate the support from their regular customers and welcome new customers to come and enjoy the Oakleigh experience! See the News & Events page for details on upcoming community events in the area. The Management of the Association is drawn from the business & traders who operate in the Oakleigh Village. The committee is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The committee volunteers their time to jointly discuss ideas and activities to promote and market the Village. The Committee currently meet monthly at the Monash Seminar and Training Centre in Atherton Road. The meetings work to an agenda and aim to be complete within one hour! All businesses & traders are encouraged to attend. Please consider contributing to the Village and becoming a committee member for a period of time.

HISTORY OF OAKLEIGH

Location: location: location. The real estate industry's catch-phrase not only defines Oakleigh's position, which has historical links but also its development. Located just 15 kilometres from Melbourne's Central Business District, Oakleigh has strong public and private transport networks and is at the crossroads of the Nation's major highway running east/west and a major arterial, Warrigal Road, running north/south. Close to the Monash Freeway and close to the demographic heart of Melbourne, it is now very much a centre point for the Melbourne metropolis. Indeed, Oakleigh has always been a focal point en route to Melbourne from the South-East and wellserved by transport. From the earliest days of European settlement the town was a stopover for coaches on their way to or from Gippsland and as road trade grew, so did the hostelries. Travellers and teamsters, drovers and stockmen, farmers and farm hands, blacksmiths and wheelwrights, woodcutters and carters, gardeners and quarry men quenchedthirsts at Gibson's Oakleigh Hotel, Braithwaites Foresters' Arms or an earlier bush Inn on the banks of Scotchman's Creek.

Oakleigh today

With more than 360 businesses in Oakleigh Village located within our compact precinct, it makes shopping and visiting services a dream. Everywhere is just a short walk from the many public transport options or the numerous car parks located around the Village. With recent refurbishments and with the opening of many new businesses Oakleigh Village is fast becoming ‘the’ place to visit.

Whether you want a quick bite to eat, a leisurely lunch or dinner, a wedding dress, to book a holiday or even buy a new bike, Oakleigh Village has it all!