Upcoming events

The DRTN Committee is thrilled to once again be able to offer face-to-face networking opportunities for our members! 

So far in 2022, we have enjoyed networking evenings at Ranges at Olinda, Warratina Lavender Farm, Killik Handcrafted Rum and the Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre.

October Networking Event | Babajis Kerala Kitchen

For our October event, we will make our way to Babaji's Kerala Kitchen in Belgrave. Owner Billy will welcome us with a delicious banana leaf banquet accompanied by an Indian beer, glass of wine or mango lassi. 

WHERE | Babaji's Kerala Kitchen, 1/1644 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave

WHEN | Tuesday 4th October at 6.00 pm 

CATERING | Banana leaf banquet + Indian beer/glass of wine/mango lassi

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Guest speakers

  • Billy Crombie, founder of Babajis Kerala Kitchen will tell us the story of their restaurant

  • Ben Harnwell from Yarra Ranges Council Economic Development Team will speak about employment and Council’s Region of Choice program

  • Melissa Adamson from Yarra Ranges Tourism will speak about their Digital Mentoring Program

This event is FREE and open to both DRTN Members and the wider business community in the Dandenong Ranges. If you know of a fellow business owner who would benefit from this and/or are interested in joining DRTN, please tell them about the event so they can come along and find out the benefits of joining DRTN.

Register for this event


“Hi DRTN Team, 


Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic night of learning ,a great venue and great food plus actually connecting with the people who can make a difference for small businesses.




1) I had no idea of the benefits for members of Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) plus the direct assistance they can provide to small businesses.


2) Having met the person who can be the  first point of contact  at Yarra Ranges Council  for small businesses was fantastic- no more going around in circles trying to find the most appropriate person to talk to. If unable to help, we will be given the correct person to speak with.


3) A tour of Puffing Billy  provided me with a lot of interesting information, not gleaned from a regular visit , which I can share with our clientele (value added)


Looking forward to our next network meeting.”

Narelle Freestone-Davis, Your Private Driver