GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS

A range of assistance is available from the government and other organisations to support businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have any questions about federal and state government support, you can phone Business Victoria 132215.

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT

In response to the latest 27 May 2021 Circuit Breaker Lockdown, the Victorian Government has launched the Circuit Breaker Business Support Package.  For details visit www.business.vic.gov.au.

Applications are open till Friday 16 July 2021.

Victorian Events Support Package

Event organisers and hosts as well as suppliers, producers and cinema businesses will benefit from grants under a new Victorian Government support package for the events industry. Applications and EOI are now open for the $20 million package dedicated to support event organisers, hosts and suppliers as they manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance to help Victorian exporters

The government’s export assistance package aims to help Victorian exporters get their products to market by addressing logistics and supply chain issues caused by the pandemic as well as establishing new trade channels.

Click for Vic Campaign

The Click for Vic campaign launched by Visit Victoria encourages more Victorians to support local businesses.  Find out how you can get your business involved.

OTHER SUPPORT

Free Business Mentoring – Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Victorian Government has partnered with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to deliver a free business mentoring program to help small businesses.  Eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make informed decisions about the future of their business.

Financial Assistance for self-isolation or quarantine
The Victorian Government is providing financial assistance to Victorian workers who are self-isolating or quarantining.  You may be eligible for a one-off $450 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test.  On the other hand, if you’ve been instructed by the Department of Health and Human Services to self-isolate or quarantine at home because you are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case you may be eligible for a one-off $1500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

The Australian Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia. 

For information related to latest Federal Government grant programs, please visit the Australian Government Grants & Programs webpage.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT – WYNDHAM CITY COUNCIL

Footpath Trading Permit Fees
Footpath Trading Permit Fees will be waived until 31 August 2021.  Businesses in shopping strips, town centres and activity centres who are already using footpath trading to full capacity, may also apply for a Temporary Commercial Use of Outdoor Space Permit.  Find out more about options for extending Outdoor Dining and Trading in Wyndham.

In other support measures, Wyndham City has provided relief for sporting club hire and licensing, rent relief for commercial operators occupying Council owned buildings and waived some parking fees in the Werribee City Centre.

Free Business Training
Wyndham City provides free business training on a range of topics. To find out about Council’s latest business training offerings, please reach out to the Economic Growth team at business@wyndham.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions please complete this enquiry form or phone 9742 8170.

Keeping your workplace safe

Every business that is open in Victoria must have a COVIDSafe Plan and follow the six COVIDSafe principles to help prevent future outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVIDSafe Plan template is available to help businesses plan and take action to prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.

Guidance and frequently asked questions are available for different sectors.

Businesses can also access a collection of signage, posters and questionnaires to assist in communicating key messages to workers and customers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is also available online for businesses and industry. Businesses can also call 13 22 15 and request a free translator.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Wyndham City Council
Economic Growth Unit
Phone 9742 8170
business@wyndham.vic.gov.au
or complete an enquiry form

For questions about support for businesses in Wyndham

Victorian Government
Business Victoria Hotline 132215
www.business.vic.gov.au

Information about government support for business

Victorian Government
Department of Health & Human Services
Coronavirus Hotline
1800 675 398
www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

If you suspect you have Coronavirus phone the hotline. 

The website includes information about business restrictions.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Phone 13 87 22
enquiries@vsbc.vic.gov.au
www.vsbc.vic.gov.au

Help with small business disputes including payment of rent.  Free mediation services available.

Fair Work Ombudsman
Phone 13 13 94
www.coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au

Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws.  Help you understand your rights and responsibilities at work during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone 8662 5333
www.victorianchamber.com.au

Information to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.  They are also offering free business mentoring as part of a Victorian Government support initiative.

Free Business Webinars & Events

The Upskill My Business government site connects you to short courses, online events and resources from the state’s top education providers and industry experts.

In addition, organisations such as the Australian Taxation Office and the Melbourne Innovation Centre  provide free webinars on a range of business topics.

Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Small Businesses in Victoria

Through this government initiative, Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business can get the mental health support they need to help them navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
 

KEEP UP TO DATE

ANY QUESTIONS?

Email the Economic Growth team at Wyndham City business@wyndham.vic.gov.au, submit a  Business Enquiry Support Form or phone 9742 8170. 

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