Backing our businesses

Wednesday 01 April 2020

People sitting at tables and chairs on a footpath outside a hospitality business in Yarra, like a cafe or restaurant. The street is leafy and there are lots of parked bicycles.

It's a tough time for doing business, but we're here to help. We are committed to supporting our business community through this challenging time.

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the resources available for your business while we combat coronavirus (COVID-19) including:

  • what businesses can open and what businesses must close
  • a map of more than 100 local food and drink businesses offering takeaway/delivery options
  • refunds on council health registrations and footpath trading permits
  • free mentoring sessions
  • free membership to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce
  • information from the Australian Government, Victorian Government, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Banking Association and other entities
  • how to best support local business at this time

Visit our business page for the latest information.

You can also contact our Economic Development team by emailing [email protected]


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