Network directory

As a business owner it’s valuable to learn from the experience of others – both within your industry and the wider business community. With 87 per cent of business said to come through referrals it’s also critically important to build a network of contacts that can help promote you and refer business your way.

Business networks also provide the opportunity to meet other businesswomen, find mentors to support you on your journey, be inspired by their success stories and learn from the mistakes of others. Business networks are also a great place to obtain information about specific aspects of running a business such as finding suppliers and tapping into new markets.

It’s also important to engage the professional services of specialist agencies such as trade and investment promotion agencies, NGOs and other government and multilateral agencies who provide technical assistance, training and development, grants and scholarships to support women in business across the Pacific.



Corporate Online

An internet-based electronic platform provides a single point of entry to a suite of online transactional services specifically designed for major Australian, New Zealand, Pacific and international corporations and government bodies. Westpac Corporate Online gives you control over your money with real-time balances and transactions at a glance, the ability to manage staff access and […]

Credit and debit cards

A range of options to suit your business needs including options for greater flexibility and higher spending limits, complimentary travel insurance, and access to cash via ATM and EFTPOS terminals. Visit Westpac’s website or talk to a specialist for more information.

EFTPOS merchant terminals

EFTPOS merchant facilities give you the ability to accept payment via all major debit, credit and charge cards over the counter or via phone and mail order. You’ll also have the flexibility to do business anywhere, anytime through mobile terminals. For more information, including how to apply, visit Westpac’s website or talk to a specialist.

In-store banking

In-store Banking service allows a wide number of merchants to provide banking services to customers through an EFTPOS terminal. At an In-Store Banking merchant you can do the following without having to spend money and time travelling to a branch: Conduct balance enquiries; Make cash withdrawals or cash deposits; Transfer funds between accounts Pay bills […]

Mobile Banking

Mobile Banking puts you in control of your money, anytime, anywhere. You can access your bank account on your mobile phone and do your banking wherever you are, whenever you want. If you can make a call on your mobile, you can use Mobile Banking for the following types of transactions: Conducting balance enquiries Requesting mini-statements […]

National Development Bank of Papua New Guinea

The NDP assists women business owners in setting up their own business through microfinance loans specifically for women. Contact: NDP’s Women in Business branch Phone: +675 324 7584 or +675 325 7500 Website:

Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women)

Pacific Women commits $320 million over 10 years to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women. Pacific Women’s work focuses on the key areas of: leadership and decision-making, economic empowerment, ending violence against women, education, health, monitoring and evaluation. For more information visit

PNG Women's Micro Bank

Since it opened its doors in August 2014, Women’s Micro Bank has been ranked by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) as one of top 50 leading women companies in the region. The bank provides loan products to women customers, comprising Kwik Loan, Meri Business Loan, Community Based Organisations Loan and SME Loans. The bank […]

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

With a network of microfinance organisations working in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Solomon Islands, SPDB is dedicated to empowering underprivileged women in rural villages with the opportunity to start, grow and maintain sustainable, income generating micro-enterprises. SPBD provides its micro-entrepreneur clients with a set of tailored savings, credit, insurance, small business training, financial education […]

Westpac Business Insurance

Westpac offers a range of business insurance options to suit the needs of small business owners. For information visit the Westpac website.