Tax-free COVID-19 disaster payments

Last week, the Federal Treasurer announced that COVID-19 disaster payments received by individuals from the 2020-21 income year are tax-free. You also don’t need to pay tax on some COVID-19 payments from the government to support small businesses. These payments will be non-assessable non-exempt (NANE) income for tax purposes. For more information on the tax […]

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Applications Open – Live Performance Support Program Round Two (Presenters and Suppliers)

COVID-19 lockdowns and health restrictions continue to have major impacts on the live performance industry. That’s why the Victorian Government is providing grants to eligible event presenters and suppliers through the Live Performance Support Program Round Two. The program targets events that have been cancelled or postponed as a result of lockdowns or health restrictions […]

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Additional $367 million joint Commonwealth-Victorian package has been announced

This package covers more than 100,000 businesses across Melbourne and includes additional funding.   Small Business COVID Hardship Fund The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund provides $10,000 grants for eligible small and medium businesses that have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70 per cent.  Applications close on 10 September 2021. Businesses that […]

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Business Continuity Fund

A $156 million Business Continuity Fund will be established to deliver $5,000 grants to around 30,000 businesses impacted by capacity limits placed on businesses by necessary public health restrictions. Twenty-four eligible sectors are covered by the fund for businesses including gyms, cafes, restaurants, event businesses, catering services and hairdressers. Recognising businesses located in the CBD […]

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Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

The reintroduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will ease pressure by providing rent relief for eligible tenants, while separate support will be provided to landlords who do the right thing by their tenants. The Scheme will be available to businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million and have suffered a decline in turnover […]

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Joint Business Support Package Announced 

A recently announced joint package from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments may include support for your business. Support available includes: Business Continuity Fund Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Small Business COVID Hardship Fund Alpine Business Support Commonwealth Government COVID‑19 Disaster Payment Find out about support packages and application details

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Easing of COVID-19 restrictions

The Victorian Government have announced easing of restrictions across from 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July to 11.59pm Tuesday 10 August. Victorians will be able to leave their homes for any reason. Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service. Retail and beauty and personal care will open in line with density limits, as will entertainment […]

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Current restrictions in place until Tuesday 27 July at 11.59pm

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that the current restrictions in Victoria will remain in place until Tuesday, 27 July at 11.59pm. There are only five reasons to leave home: getting the food and the supplies you need, exercising for up to two hours, care or caregiving, work or education if you can’t do it from […]

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Manningham Business Survey

Our Manningham Business online survey has been designed to collect feedback and information from Manningham based local business owners and operators which will assist Council to identify areas where we can further support small business. Complete the survey to go into the draw to win a $100 gift card to spend locally. Complete the online […]

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Support for businesses – extension

A reminder that the Victorian Government has recently announced an extension to the Business Costs Assistance Program. Round Two will open for applications by the end of July. To find out more visit Business Victoria

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