Circuit Breaker Business Support Package 

Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small-to-medium businesses and sole traders in Melbourne. The package includes:  a second round of the Business Costs Assistance Program ($5,000 grants) a new round of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund ($7,000grants) $20 million in targeted support for the events industry.

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Current Restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59 pm Thursday 10 June and additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne.  For more information, please view the current restrictions.  

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New QR Code requirements

From 27 March, all QR code systems used by Victorian businesses must connect with the Department of Health contact tracing system through the new Visitation Application Programming Interface (API). This API will allow contact tracers to quickly access check-in data and strengthen the privacy of data collected. If you are not using the free Victorian […]

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Mental Health Essentials

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s workplace Mental Health Essentials program offers free mental health training and consulting to small and medium sized businesses who employ young workers and want to create mentally healthy workplaces. You can participate in the Mental Health Essentials program if you employ a significant number of young workers (under […]

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Infection Control on-line courses

Box Hill Institute has developed 3 on-line courses (Skill Set) on behalf of the Victorian Government to directly respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These three Infection Control Skill Sets are free for delivery to customer-facing employed workers. These short courses will help workers ensure their workplaces are safe for themselves and the community, and […]

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New check-in system for businesses across Victoria

Business owners can now access a free Victorian Government QR Code Service which will help keep records of visitors to assist with contact tracing. It’s as simple as registering your business, downloading and printing a poster with the Victorian Government QR Code and displaying it prominently in your business. Business owners can now access a […]

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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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