COVID-19 Business Support

SUPPORT FOR ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

The Victorian Government has released a support package for regional accommodation providers impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. If you have been impacted by cancelled bookings due to travel restrictions from Melbourne and interstate you may be elligable for assistance. The link below provides more detailed information:

https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-support-package/regional-tourism-accommodation-support-program

 

PROVIDING SKILLS FOR BUSINESSES TO EMERGE STRONGER

The Victorian Government is giving businesses effected by the coronavirus pandemic free access to top online short courses and training events so they can plan for a stronger future and take advantage of new opportunities.

The see courses and resources on offer visit: https://upskill.business.vic.gov.au/

 

HELP US UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION

The better understanding we have of the local business situation the better we can leverage for the right support in the right places. We invite all businesses to provide Council with any information of impacts and changes to your business (confidentiality will be upheld).

This may include:

  • Barriers/Challenges
  • Innovation/Change of business practices
  • Hygiene/Social Distancing practices
  • Online presence
  • Delivery options
  • Impacts to workforce
  • Any specific training/support needed (eg. Moving your business online)

Please send any feedback/responses to: business@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

 

HAVE YOUR INPUT

A national economic impact study is being conducted by REMPLAN. This is to gain an insight into change of employment and economic impact at an industry scale, and how these impacts vary from state to state and region to region. The information gathered in this survey will assist in future grant opportunities to support recovery by providing strong quantifiable evidence of the impacts.

You can access the survey here: https://www.remplan.com.au/covid-19-australian-business-economic-impact-study/

 

USEFUL MEMBERSHIPS, NEWSLETTERS AND RESOURCES

The latest information on Federal and State Government business support can be found on our Immediate COVID-19 Relief Page.

 

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, https://www.victorianchamber.com.au/, offer regular newsletter updates and webinars. They are currently offering free “Essentials Package” membership until the end of 2020.

 

The Victorian Tourism Industry Council are offering free “Essentials Package” membership until the end of 2020. For details and to sign up visit: https://www.vtic.com.au/membership/member-benefits/

 

Visit Victoria’s corporate website contains useful resources and links for the tourism sector:

https://corporate.visitvictoria.com/

 

Business Assistance Packages (information provided by Regional Development Victoria. Click here.

Tourism Australia:

Tourism Australia circulate regular newsletters for the tourism and hospitality sector. These can be accessed from:

https://www.tourism.australia.com/en/news-and-media/newsletters/subscribe.html?cid=35452424&bid=26923820

 

Tourism Australia COVID-19 general information and resources are available from:

https://www.tourism.australia.com/en/events-and-tools/industry-resources/resources-for-industry/government-support-and-assistance-for-tourism-industry.html

 

Tourism Australia COVID-19 webinar series are available for viewing at:

https://www.tourism.australia.com/en/events-and-tools/industry-resources/resources-for-industry/tourism-australia-coronavirus-web-series.html

 

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

As of 11:59pm Wednesday 16 September 2020, Regional Victoria will move into the third step of the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. Read below for an update on the changes to Council’s services.

Unfortunately we are unable to open our libraries, so libraries and customer service centres will remain closed, except that the Nhill office will now be open from 10am to Midday and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday without the need to make an appointment, although appointments are encouraged. Only click and collect services will be available at our libraries, for more information on this, click here.

Our parks, playgrounds and skate parks will all be open as of today and people are able to gather (up to 10 people) outdoors.

Halls and the cinema will remain closed as under the third step indoor venues are to be closed.

Updated 17/9/2020