Business Links, Resources and Information COVID-19

For the latest news on the Coronavirus visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.

A telephone hotline has also been set up by DHHS. Please phone 1800 675 398 to contact the hotline. This is operated by the Nurse-on-Call service.

Federal Government

Federal Government

The federal government have created a page that includes business information and government assistance (including financial assistance).

Coronavirus Information and Support for Business

Australian Taxation Office 

Information regarding tax and super obligations, including FAQ’s and support that is available.

ATO COVID-19

Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia has provided an overview page including advice to employers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Employers

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
(ASBFEO)

The ASBFEO supports small businesses and family enterprises through two main functions: advocacy and assistance.

The My Business Health Portal contains two sub categories: My Finances, and My Mental Health. 

My Business Health Portal

In addition, the ASBFEO website contains great resources for business on their  dedicated COVID-19 page. 

Austrade

Get the latest insights from Austrade in relation to COVID-19

COVID-19: Support for Australian Businesses

Victorian Government

Business Victoria

Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus COVID-19 including up to date busness restrictions.

Coronavirus Business Support

Business Victoria has provided a dedicated business hotline 13 22 15.

Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC)

The VSBC website provides information about their mediation services (including responding to difficulty in paying rent) and any support for businesses in response to COVID-19.

Victorian Small Business Commission 

Mediation Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Find the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing infectious diseases in the workplace.

COVID-19 Information

State Revenue Office Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced tax relief to support businesses through Victoria’s State of Emergency, as part of a broader economic survival package in response to COVID-19.

This page on the State Revenue Office's website will be updated regularly as new information comes to hand.

Tax relief for eligible businesses 

Industry and Associations 

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a new initiative to help Victorian businesses survive under tough business conditions exacerbated the coronavirus crises.

Visit the website for more details

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)

As the peak industry body for tourism and events sector, in conjunction with the Victorian Chamber, VTIC is launching a campaign to support the industry.

Visit the website for details

Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

The ARA is monitoring information from government, health agencies and retailers to provide their retail members with updates as the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation unfolds.

Visit their dedicated web portal for the latest information for retailers.

COVID-19 Information for businesses 

Whitehorse City Council Logo

Whitehorse City Council Coronavirus Response. 

Inform Local Action and Advocacy

Melbourne East Regional Economic Development Group is a group of economic development professionals
from the six council’s in Melbourne’s East.

This group would like to gain an understanding of how COVID-19 is impacting your business.  

This is mainly multiple choice and will take only a few minutes to complete.