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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Get help to meet your tax and super obligations

If you’re having difficulty meeting your tax and super obligations because of COVID-19, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a range of measures to support businesses, not-for-profits and individuals, such as the JobKeeper program, cash flow boost and early release of super. If you’re worried you won’t be able to pay on time, or you’ve […]

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Apply for the Business Support Fund – Expansion

To support businesses impacted by Stage 4 restrictions, one-off grants of up to $10,000 for employing businesses in metropolitan Melbourne will be made available to eligible businesses under the Business Support Fund – Expansion program in recognition of spending longer under restrictions. This program is in addition to the first round of the Business Support […]

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Worker support payments for those affected by COVID-19

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Payments available: A one-off $300 payment to support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate while you wait for the results of your coronavirus […]

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