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About BNI

BNI is a professional business networking organisation that helps you generate new business through powerful business referrals. BNI has over 259,000 participants worldwide, in over 76 countries… all of whom have benefited from increased referral business as a result of BNI. In BNI Melbourne East our Members generate over $25,000,000 in closed business each year for each other, and worldwide this figure increases to over $16 billion US Dollars.

Businesses rely on referrals and BNI is designed for that purpose. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you’ll help me and we will both benefit as a result. This is a unique platform that integrates face to face networking with an online social network connecting thousands of professionals globally.

Participating in BNI is like having dozens of other professional business people looking for business opportunities for you! Members are committed to helping each other and when they meet someone who could use your products or services they recommend your services. It’s as simple as that!

A Word from

Our Founder

Ivan Misner Reflects on 30 Years of BNI®


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The philosophy of this organisation is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”


BNI is the largest and most successful business networking organisations in Australia today. We offer our members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals!

Core Values

BNI is built on a set of guiding principles which form the foundation on which members interact, conduct themselves and fulfil their goals. At BNI, we’re

Changing the Way the World Does Business®.

Givers Gain®

Be willing to give first, before you expect to gain. Like the farmer who must plant seeds before crops will grow, you must invest first, giving unconditionally yields the best results.

Lifelong LearningLifelong Learning

Your value grows as you develop your knowledge and skills. Create a curriculum based on the person you want to become and follow that curriculum to get yourself there.

Traditions + Innovation

Traditions + Innovation

Traditions are your foundation while innovations are your opportunities. Always keep your feet firmly planted with your traditions while you reach to the sky to create innovation.

Positive Attitude

Positive Attitude

BNI provides an environment that enables you to surround yourself with people who want to help you succeed.

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

No one is successful by themselves. Becoming good at developing relationships, and building a network is the key to success in business and in life.



The only way to build trust is to make promises and keep them. Be the one that follows through, even when it appears no one is looking.



Recognition is the fuel that builds organizations and societies. The person who masters the art of recognition attracts a strong network.

What You Should Know

Members of a BNI Chapter generate referrals for each other each week.
Only one person from each business specialty is accepted into a Chapter.
Connect with 247,270 Members around the globe through the BNI Connect online network.


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