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

Under stage 3 restrictions currently in force in Victoria, Hindmarsh Shire Council libraries will remain closed.

Our telephone operating system is operational between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm from Monday to Friday.

The Nhill customer service centre is open for appointments only between the hours of 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.

Dimboola, Jeparit and Rainbow customer service centres will remain closed until further notice.

See more council services changes or information about COVID-19

Updated 6/8/2020