As part of Council’s citywide Christmas program, we are running a Christmas Windows Competition and invite you to decorate your shopfront window and showcase your retail point of difference.

This is a great visual marketing opportunity for your business and a great opportunity to encourage our community to shop local.


The winner of the competition will receive a $4000 Progress Leader advertising package. The package includes advertising in the Progress Leader and design of your advertisement. The voucher is valid for 12 months.


Given this is the inaugural year for the competition we are rolling out the program in the larger retail centres with a view to extending this exciting initiative to every retail precinct in Boroondara in future years.

This competition is open to traders in the following centres:

  • Ashburton
  • Burwood Village
  • Camberwell
  • Glenferrie
  • Greythorn
  • Kew Junction
  • Mailing Road
  • North Balwyn
  • Auburn Village

How to enter the competition

The Christmas Manifesto decal and information sheet have been provided to the local traders association at participating retail centres for distribution to businesses. In the event that you have not received these collaterals, please contact your local traders association.

To take part in the competition:

  • Affix the decal to your shopfront window or door in a prominent location and take a photograph of your shopfront including the decal and email Economic Development.
  • The photo will be uploaded onto for the community to vote for their favourite shopfront window.
  • The Christmas themed shopfront window with the most ‘likes’ wins. This means that while you’ll want to make your business stand out, it’s also important to involve your customers and social media followers so they vote for you on .

The competition will run from 1 December to 31 December 2017. The winner will be notified by email in the New Year.

Showcasing our local shops and businesses

It is estimated that Australians will spend in excess of $50 billion in the lead up to Christmas 2017. This inaugural Christmas Windows Competition is geared towards showcasing the diverse strip shopping precincts within Boroondara as the place to spend locally.

More information

 Contact the Economic Development Department during business hours on 9278 4879 or email Economic Development.