COVID-19 Business Information

 

Below are a list of links to websites that will provide relevant information for businesses to assist during the disruption from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If your business is needing financial information or assistance during this time we would firstly encourage you to contact your Accountant/Tax Agent to discuss your opportunities or contact Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15 or use the online Contact Us form at https://www.business.vic.gov.au/contact-us

Our Economic Development Team is continuing to offer business and event support services including;

  • access to the latest information on State and Federal Government support packages.
  • continuing our role as a business liaison point with Council services as well as offering online business training packages and one on one consultations. 
  • actively working with Daylesford Macedon Tourism to continue marketing the region and maintaining a Visitor Information Centre response by phone, email and website.
  • liaising with State Government Agencies including Regional Development Victoria, Agriculture Victoria and Visit Victoria to advocate for business and event support
  • continuing our Hub for Premium Produce Project to support local producers

If you require support please call 5321 6122 or email business@hepburn.vic.gov.au to get in touch with the Hepburn Shire Council’s Economic Development Team.

Download the Government guidelines and information relative to your specific industry below:

LOCAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

Daylesford Macedon Tourisminfo@dmrtourism.com.au

Contact your Regional Tourism Board who are working to support the industry and providing correspondence to tourism operators on available opportunities and assistance.

Commerce Ballarathttp://www.commerceballarat.com.au/cb_pages/coronavirus_covid-19_resources.php

Visit to get an up to date overview and fact sheets of the current status for businesses including employers, hospitality and tourism industries as well as development opportunities.

FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

Prime Ministers Media Centrehttps://www.pm.gov.au/media/supporting-australian-workers-and-business

Keep up to date with all the latest from the Prime Minister the Honorable Scott Morrison including his latest Media Releases.

Victorian Premier media centre – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/#results

Keep up to date with the latest from the Premier Daniel Andrews including the latest Media Releases.

Business Victoriahttps://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/illness-and-business-management-plan/coronavirus-business-support

Learn more about the current advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Australian Governmenthttps://www.australia.gov.au/

Essential information with regular updates to give you the latest news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

The Treasury Australian Governmenthttps://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses

Find out what business support is being offered including the Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit, boosting cash flow, temporary relief for financially distressed businesses, supporting apprentices/trainees are more.

Department of Health and Human Services https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Up to date information on the current status of the health alert and general advice.

Australian Taxation Officehttps://www.ato.gov.au/General/New-legislation/The-Australian-Government-s-Economic-Response-to-Coronavirus/

Learn more on the measures being introduced by the ATO to assist businesses including eligibility and superannuation information.

Victorian Chamber of Commercehttps://www.victorianchamber.com.au/business-support/crisis-information/covid-19-coronavirus-resources

Find out more on business closures, Government economic survival packages, workplace and financial impacts, trade and export assistance and the Employer Guide.

Australian Banking Associationhttps://www.ausbanking.org.au/campaigns/financial-hardship/

Find out about opportunities to assist small businesses during this time with deferral of loan repayments, waiving fees and charges, interest free periods and debt consolidation.

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission – https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-consumers

Find the latest information on consumer rights, travel and event cancellations in relation to COVID-19. This will be updated regularly as new guidance is available.

Fairwork Australiahttps://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws

Learn more about any new determinations or variations with regards to employees, particularly in the Hospitality Award.

Victoria Commission for Gambling Liquor Regulationhttps://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-licensees

The latest information around new measures to support small businesses including waiving liquor licencing fees for 2020 to for affected venues and small businesses.

Victorian Tourism Industry Councilhttps://www.vtic.com.au/chief-executives-coronavirus-member-update/

Updates specifically related to the Tourism Industry and waiving of membership fees for In the Loop and Essentials until 31 December 2020.

CPA Australiahttps://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/training-and-events/coronavirus-impact

Find valuable resources for small businesses including worksheet and checklists for planning.

Consumer Affairshttps://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/products-and-services/business-practices/contracts/guidance-for-tourism-businesses

Guidance with particular information for tourism businesses regarding customers cancelling bookings.

Worksafe Victoriahttps://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases

Updates on accessing treatment and certificates for workers.

MENTAL 

HEALTH 

ASSISTANCE

  •  Lifeline on 13 11 14
  •  Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
  •  MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
  •  Headspace on 1800 650 890
  •  QLife on 1800 184 527
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