COVID-19 Business Support

Business Victoria coronavirus (COVID-19) website

 

COVIDSafe Summer- Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is committed to helping small businesses survive the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and help keep people in work.

If you are able to work from home, you must continue to do so in order to stop the spread of coronavirus in Victoria.

Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions as of Sunday 6 December 2020, 11:59pm.

For full details please see the vic.gov website (How we work: Information for business and industry) for everything you need to know.

 

COVIDSafe Principles for Business:

  • Ensure physical distancing (1.5 metres)
  • Wear a face mask
  • Practise good hygiene
  • Keep good records and act quickly if staff become unwell
  • Avoid interactions in close spaces
  • Create workforce bubbles

All businesses must have a COVIDSafe plan for onsite operations.

VICTORIA- INDUSTRY GUIDELINES- COVIDSafe Summer 6 December 2020, 11:59pm

 

Open with COVIDSafe requirements:

Media and film production

Museums/galleries (indoor)

Outdoor entertainment

Community facilities and libraries

Gaming and casinos

Nightclubs/karaoke

Hospitality

Meat and seafood processing

Indoor physical recreation

Tourism operators

Accommodation

Indoor entertainment

Professional sport and racing

 

Construction

Hair and Beauty

Manufacturing

Mining

Ports and freight

Postal distribution centres

Repairs/maintenance/ cleaning

Adult entertainment and brothels

Offices and professional services

Real Estate

Creative studios

Healthcare and social assistance

Retail

 

Defence and national security

Agriculture

Courts

Early childhood

Schools

Public transport

Emergency and safety services

Utilities

Vets

Waste services

Supermarket/ food distribution

Wholesale trade and warehousing

Commercial passenger vehicles

 


Business Support

Business Victoria Website

Support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Available support options include:

  • Business Support Fund – Expansion
  • Business recovery and resilience mentoring
  • Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Small Business
  • Hospitality Business Grant Program
  • St John Ambulance Mental Health and Crisis Support Training

 

Please see Business Victoria website for further information.

 

Business Support Links

Please find below further business support information from Local Council (Yan Yean electorate), the Victorian State Government and Australian Federal Government.

If you require further advice or support, please contact my office via our website contact form.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Nillumbik Council COVID-19 website

For cancellations, updates, business and community support

Whittlesea Council COVID-19 website

For cancellations, updates, business and community support

Mitchell Shire COVID-19 website

For updates, business and community support. Please see link to Mitchell Shire business support page via this page

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

List of Victorian Restrictions and Closures

For full list of business restrictions and closures in Victoria. See how this may affect you

Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus website

For the most up-to-date information on the evolving coronavirus situation in Victoria

Business Victoria Coronavirus Page

For business support, advice and information to help your business deal with coronavirus

Coronavirus Business Support Finder

Find out what business assistance you are eligible for from the Victorian and Australian governments in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

(For more information on Federal initiatives, please contact your local Federal Member of Parliament)

Business Australia

For the latest information on financial assistance (and eligibility) for businesses, from the Australian Government in relation to COVID-19

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission COVID-19 information for small businesses

For the latest information on the rights and obligations of small business in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission COVID-19 information for consumers

For the latest information on consumer rights, travel and event cancellations in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

JobKeeper payment information

For more information on the JobKeeper subsidy

JobSeeker payment information

For more information on the JobSeeker Payment (Financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work)