Business support during Coronavirus


Small business support has recently been announced by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments to support businesses which are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

These measures can be accessed through the links provided below.

Commonwealth Government

For details about support for small business announced by the Federal Government please go to

The following is a fact sheet about cash flow for small business:

Victorian Government

For details of the $1.7 billion economic survival package announced by the Victorian Government about support for small business please go to



Councils in the Central Highlands region are working with Regional Development Victoria on a collaborative approach to Small Business Support. Further information is to follow.


Commerce Ballarat have established a number of resources in response to the issues confronting small business in the current environment including online workshops and lists of frequently asked questions.
To access these resources please follow this link: