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Apply for funding to help your business go digital

The $20 million Small Business Digital Adaption Program is now open to help small businesses, sole traders and micro-businesses build digital capability in their day-to-day operations. Through the program, eligible businesses will be able to trial and then receive access to digital products, tools and training they can use to build digital capability in their […]

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How to safely re-open your business

On 26 October, the Premier announced that metropolitan Melbourne would move to the Third Step in the State Government’s roadmap to reopening. Under the Third Step, from 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 October, Melbourne moved from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay safe’, with no restrictions on reasons to leave the house, however you must remain within 25km of your […]

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How many people can I have for seated service?

Updated on 12 November 2020. To make sure we can all stay safe, limits apply on the number of people who can be in a hospitality venue at the same time. These limits are based on four square metres of space per person indoors, and two square metres of space per person outdoors, for hospitality […]

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State Government Business Survival and Adaptation Package

On Sunday 13 September, the Victorian Government announced a $3 billion package to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business. Cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support will be delivered to Victorian businesses that have been most affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. For additional information on the package, visit Business […]

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Victoria’s roadmap for reopening

On Sunday 6 September, the Victorian Government announced its steps to reopening, outlining how restrictions will be eased and the key ‘trigger points’ that must be met for this to happen. On this page: Industry restrictions What restriction levels mean for business Summary of steps towards COVID normal Roadmap for all industries in Metro Melbourne […]

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Mental health support for business owners and workers

Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business can get the mental health support they need to navigate through the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). Key elements of the Victorian Government program include: accredited mental health training delivered by St John Ambulance to business chambers of commerce and business networks across Victoria, to boost mental health capabilities […]

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Support for sole traders

Sole traders are eligible for a range of COVID-19 support including JobKeeper Business Support Fund – Expansion JobSeeker SME Guarantee Scheme and, a range of ATO initiatives. To help identify what support and financial assistance you can access, Business Victoria have created an online tool. JobKeeper Sole traders may be eligible for the JobKeeper scheme […]

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JobKeeper receives an extension

On Friday 7 August 2020, further changes were announced to adjust the reference date for determining employee eligibility and make it easier for organisations to qualify for the JobKeeper Payment extension. From 28 September 2020, businesses and not-for-profits seeking to claim JobKeeper Payment will be required to re-assess their eligibility for the JobKeeper extension with […]

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Macedon Square street upgrade

We invite you to share your feedback on the future of Macedon Square, as we plan for the upgrade of this popular activity centre. Through community consultation in 2016, you gave us ideas to improve safety and efficiency as well as a greater insight into how locals, traders and visitors use Macedon Square. This feedback […]

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Mental health support for business owners

COVID-19 is causing disruptions to businesses across Victoria, increasing stress and impacting the mental health of business owners. It is important to know how to look after your own mental health, as well as that of your employees. The ASBFEO website is a good place to start if you’re feeling overwhelmed – their My Business […]

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