BNI Melbourne East

BNI is Australia’s premier business networking organisation. We offer our members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals!

Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.

It does so by providing an environment in which you develop powerful business relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

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BNI Melbourne East Region Numbers

278 +


13K +

Referrals to Members
(Last 12 Months)

10 +


$ 28M +

Closed Business to Members in the Region
(Last 12 Months)

BNI Australia Numbers

6,200 +

Members in Australia

300K +

Referrals to Members
(Last 12 Months)

220 +


$ 500M +

Closed Business to Members in Australia
(Last 12 Months)

BNI Global Numbers

264K +

Global Members

12M +

Referrals to Members
(Last 12 Months)

9,288 +

Global Chapters

$ 16.3B +

Member Closed Business (USD)
(last 12 months)

Why BNI?

98% of businesses rely on referrals to get new business, yet only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.

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Why not make BNI part of your referral strategy?

  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Increased exposure to hundreds of other business professionals
  • Participation in 50+ business networking events per year
  • Learn to effectively promote your business
  • Participate in our structured learning programs
  • Participate in Leadership Team Training
  • Advanced Member Success Learning activities
  • Participation in business trade shows & conferences
  • Newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business development


Latest News

A Foundation of Care – Bushfire Relief
by in CEO Corner, From the Founder, My BNI® Story, Networking Tips

Submitted by Kevin Barber, Executive Director – Chairman of the BNI Foundation Worldwide Like many of you, as the new year started, I followed with disbelief as bushfires devastated Australia. The fact that I have BNI colleagues in the affected region shouldn’t really make a difference, but somehow it brought the dramatic situation even closer […]

Finding Referrals
by in Networking Tips

When you receive an external referral from a member it means you have reached Visibility and Credibility with them, they are trusting you with their reputation. There is not enough business to be had if we only refer internally between members. External referrals are the “gold” in BNI and where we can experience true profitability. […]

When Passion Becomes Reality
by in My BNI® Story

This Member Success story and submission comes from Betty Brunson, BNI Member and current president of BNI Results On Fire in Gainesville, Florida (BNI USA) Betty Brunson is someone that you could consider the quintessential people person. As a former store manager for a major U.S. Supermarket, Betty knows what people want. And after 25 […]

The Emotional Toll of Entrepreneurship
by in Networking Tips

Submitted by regular Virginia Green, PhD, MBA – Member, BNI Pipeline, Redondo Beach. This month’s submission also includes an incredible story of resilience from fellow chapter member, Lisa Marie, survivor of the 2017 Las Vegas Mass Shooting. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs […]

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