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New government assistance & Workcover COVID-19 reporting

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A couple of new funding initiatives for Victorian businesses have been announced by the Victorian government recently. There have also been updates to Workcover’s COVID-19 reporting regulations. Here’s a brief outline of each of these updates: Small Business COVID-19 Hardship Fund The Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will assist eligible small and medium… Read more »

Additional support for Victorian small & medium businesses

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New support programs targeting small and medium businesses have been announced in a joint venture between the Commonwealth and State governments. These include: Business Continuity FundBusinesses impacted by capacity limits will receive a $5,000 grant, thanks to the $156 million Business Continuity Fund. 24 sectors are covered by the fund, including gyms, cafes, restaurants, event… Read more »

Victorian Lockdown Cash Support

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Last week the Victorian Government announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the latest lockdown, to support a stronger recovery on the other side of the public health restrictions. Businesses that applied for the latest Business Costs Assistance Program and Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund should have received an automatic support payment of $2,000 &… Read more »

Victorian Events Support Package

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The Victoria Events Industry has certainly been among the most negatively impacted by the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. The $20 million dedicated Victorian Events Support Package will support event organisers, hosts and suppliers as they manage the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package provided by the Victorian State Government is now available and delivers… Read more »

Vic Lockdown Business Support Package Announcement

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CIRCUIT BREAKER BUSINESS SUPPORT PACKAGEupdated Monday June 7th In response to Victoria’s latest 7-day stage 4 lockdown, the State Government has announced three grants to assist businesses feeling the impact. These grants include: Business Costs Assistance Program Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund Temporary Covid Disaster Payment Victorian Events Support Package Keep reading for more information on… Read more »

JobMaker Hiring Credit

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As one of the hardest hit groups throughout COVID restrictions, The Government is now encouraging businesses to employ workers aged between 16 and 35 who were receiving income support in the last 3 months. The new JobMaker Hiring Credit will provide employers with an incentive payment for each additional eligible worker hired after October 7th… Read more »

New Business Victoria Grants available

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As part of the Victoria Governments Business Resilience Package, details about the different grants available to industries have been announced. The $3 billion put forward is to help Victoria businesses feeling the ongoing effects of Covid-19 restrictions, move to Covid-normal operating levels. See details about each new package below: Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package This… Read more »

Victorian Business Financial Support Options

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**Applications are now open. The Victorian Government has recently announced more support measures as ongoing help to businesses that have been impacted by the restrictions imposed, through the new Business Resilience package. $3 billion will be available to Victorian Businesses in varying formats to help prepare everyone for Covid-normal operations. Amongst the support on offer… Read more »

URGENT JobKeeper Update

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The JobKeeper Scheme has now been extended to include any eligible employees who were employed as at 1st July, 2020 and are not currently nominated by an employer for JobKeeper payments. Under the new ‘one in, all in’ principle for JobKeeper, employers must have their new employee nomination notices lodged by August 24th, to be covered… Read more »

Expansion of covid19 business support grants

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With new stage 3 and stage 4 restrictions in place as of August across Victoria, the Business Support Fund grants have been extended to accommodate further impacts to businesses as a result. Businesses who employ staff in Victoria who are impacted by stay-at-home restrictions and operating at a limited capacity, or no longer operating, may… Read more »


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