Advice and support for businesses during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

At a local level, we are working with Small Business Victoria (SBV) and the Victorian Government to provide messaging to all businesses regarding mitigation strategies and plans for COVID-19.

To assist with the growing information overload, we have separated out some helpful links to the most up to date information and business tools and support currently available:





In line with advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has announced its plan to cautiously and carefully reopen our state’s restaurants and cafes, helping to restore jobs and rebuild our economy.

Under the proposed plan, restaurants and cafes will be able to resume dine-in service:

  • From 1 June with up to 20 patrons per enclosed space
  • From 22 June with up to 50 patrons per enclosed space
  • With up to 100 patrons per enclosed space during the second half of July.

Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) click here

Business Restart Checklist click here

Coronavirus business support

Economic Survival and Jobs Package - Register your interest

Economic Survival Package

Business Victoria has a hotline to help businesses with COVID-19 questions: 13 22 15

Free online digital workshops for regional businesses - Get practical help on how to make the most of the digital economy and reduce cybersecurity risks. 



Coronavirus information and support for business

+ Delivering support for business investment READ FACT SHEET

+ Cash flow assistance for businesses READ FACT SHEET

+ Economic Response to the Coronavirus READ FACT SHEET


Department of Health

Coronavirus COVID-19 daily update

COVID-19 Infection Control Training


Press Releases


Victorian Premier - MEDIA STATEMENT


Regional Business Pulse Check

The purpose of this survey is to help measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business in our regions. Click here