Help for business during Coronavirus

What we are doing

At a Special Meeting of Council on 27 March, Council unanimously passed a set of principles to support our community, businesses and organisation during these challenging times.

These principles include changes to our hardship policy to allow all ratepayers (including homeowners, investment property owners, businesses and commercial operators) access to the hardship policy. We also reduced the interest rate to 0%.

We are sending a letter to all ratepayers to advise of these changes and currently updating our forms and relevant information.

Principles to guide Council during Coronavirus (pdf, 140KB)

Economic Survival Package

The Victorian Government has established an economic survival package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package complements the work of the Federal Government.

The package includes the following key programs.

  • Payroll Tax Refund 
  • Liquor license fees waived
  • Business Support Fund 
  • Working for Victoria Fund 
  • Land tax deferral 
  • Fast tracking outstanding supplier invoices 
  • Rent relief for commerical tenants in government buildings.

Please view this factsheet on the Business Victoria website for more information: Economic Survival Package

Businesses across the state can now access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

For the latest updates and advice on the novel coronavirus in Victoria, visit the DHHS website.

Help for business

For information about the Government's business assistance package, visit Business Victoria's website or call the business support hotline on 13 2215.

Statement from the Premier 28 March re business and jobs

For the latest and up-to-date information to support your business please refer to the direct links provided below.

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Last updated: 30 March 2020