Extra support for Victorian small & medium businesses
Extra support for Victorian
small & medium businesses
To help small and medium sized businesses recover from the recent lockdown the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are delivering a new jointly funded package to provide extra support and confidence.
The package provide an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses. Included in the $400 million is a $156 million Business Continuity Fund, a new $85 million Small Business COVID Hardship Fund plus support for commercial tenants and landlords.
It will also build on Victorian Government support for licensed hospitality and alpine venues, with $70 million for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 and $9.8 million for Alpine Business Support.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment
The vast majority of microbusinesses not registered for GST will be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment. The new payment will help micro businesses and Victorian workers who are unable to earn an income due to the current lockdown restrictions. All applications can be made through Services Australia.
Business recovery and resilience mentoring program
Eligible Victorian businesses can receive up to 4 free 2-hour mentoring sessions through the business recovery and resilience mentoring program. An experienced professional will help you make informed decisions about the future of your business. Get tailored guidance on business recovery, market transformation, digital literacy and engagement, market and supply chain diversification, reskilling and retraining.
Further coaching and support from the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline
If you run your own small business, you’re used to handling problems on your own, however there are times when you need some support and counsel. To get free and confidential wellbeing coaching, financial counselling and business advice for you and your employees call the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline on 1300 375 330 for assistance between 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. There is also a live chat function is available on the website.
Links below to the Coronavirus Resources to assist you in your business
Coronavirus.vic.gov.au has useful resources to help businesses find information and plan.
- Recent updates to restrictions
- COVID-19 exposure sites
- COVIDSafe Plans
- Vic Gov QR Code Service
- Where to get tested
- Book your vaccination
If you require assistance to determine your eligibility please reach out to us.
The 2 Peas Team
P: 1300 896 732