There is extensive government and organisation support available and we would encourage business owners to investigate what is available to them and discuss with their financial advisors.
The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to support small businesses in the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic so they can survive and keep people in work.
The Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support businesses and protect jobs including cash flow assistance, support for business investment, the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, JobKeeper Payment and support for workers and households.
Find out more about the Australian Government’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural Financial Counselling
Rural Financial Counselling Service is a free planning and support service. It provides information on financial and legal matters for farms and rural businesses and families.
Victorian Small Business Commission is a mediation service and it deals with rent matters in response to COVID-19.
Local businesses operators who lease Council properties can apply for rental assistance.