COVID-19 Business Support

Gradual easing of restrictions

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

Low numbers of community transmission and high rates of testing give the State Government confidence in a cautious, gradual easing of restrictions in Victoria.

In line with the Chief Health Officer, Premier Dan Andrews has announced the gradual easing of restrictions, from 11:59pm on 31 May.

If you are working from home, you must work from home, at least until the end of June.

As of 11:59pm, 31 May the following facilities will be permitted to re-open, with limitations:

  • Restaurants and cafes (20 seated patrons)
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Skateparks
  • Outdoor communal gym equipment
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Campgrounds and caravan parks (except communal facilities like kitchens and bathrooms)
  • Libraries
  • Youth centres
  • Community facilities
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Drive-in cinemas
  • Historic sites
  • Zoos
  • Outdoor amusement parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Beauty salons/tattoo parlours
  • Non-food and drink market stalls

Physical distancing and patronage limitations apply to the above venues. For further details please visit the Premier’s Media Release or the Department of Health and Human Services restriction levels page.

 

Business Support Fund

Business Support Fund Page

APPLICATIONS CLOSE JUNE 1

The Victorian Government launched the $500 million Business Support Fund as part of its $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package to help small businesses survive the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund provides $10,000 grants to help small businesses and keep people in work. Applications close 1 June.

 

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)