Business support during the pandemic
You can find information about what support is available for your business and register for email updates on the Victorian Government small business website business.vic.gov.au.
You can find out what support might be available from the Commonwealth Government on their website.
We'd also encourage you to stay in contact with your accountant or business advisor to ensure you do not overlook support that may be available to you
Council’s Business Support Officer, Melissa Dimond (Mob 0407 352 353) or Manager Economic Development and Tourism, Ray Davies (mob 0434 668 359), are also available for your assistance.
GRANTS AND PROGRAM FINDER
Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed. Visit the Commonwealth Government's Business website to find out what grants may be available for your business.
RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE (FREE SERVICE)
The Rural Financial Counselling Service can also provide confidential and professional support to access government assistance packages. Their services are free of charge and they can be contacted on 1300 735 578 or at www.wswrcs.com.au.
PARTNERS IN WELLBEING HELPLINE (FREE SERVICE)
The Partners in Wellbeing helpline is now available on weekends and weekdays, so small business owners who feel stressed and anxious can get free, confidential support when they need it. The helpline also provides small business owners with advice on managing debt and financial issues. Contact the Partners in Wellbeing team on 1300 375 330 for assistance between 9am and 10pm on weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekends.
OHS ESSENTIALS PROGRAM (FREE SERVICE)
Need workplace safety advice for your small business? WorkSafe’s free OHS Essentials program offers small businesses confidential, personalised and expert advice in improving workplace safety. This free program helps set small businesses up for success and to maintain COVIDSafe environment. Get access to three consultations with an independent consultant who will support improving the safety in your business.
You can stay up to date with public health advice at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.