COVID19 Response - Resources for Businesses

1. Overview

Moyne Shire Council is working to support Moyne businesses during COVID -19 and into recovery. Our Recovery approach aims to protect, support and rebuild business capacity that will strengthen and foster innovation, streamline processes to access all level of government, emergency funding and adapt and collaborate to grow and support a strong local economy.

2. Latest Updates

As we are now in COVID Normal please keep up to date with all the latest  restrictions and requirement on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website - Information on Council services are available from Council's website as well as news and information from our Facebook page.

Below is a list of some of the Victorian and Federal Government initiatives as well as programs and workshops which could add value to your business.

3. Business Adaptation Service - Round 2

As part of Council’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives, businesses in the shire are invited to apply for the next round of the Business Adaptation Service (BAS).

Council has provided mentoring and business support to more than 50 local business owners and is now extending the offer to another 50 businesses.

Local businesses of all sizes are encouraged to submit an application for the program. Successful applicants will receive personalised mentoring and support services. Find out how to submit your Expression of Interest  to receive professional business development services up to the value of $1000. For more Information call 1300 656 564 or visit

4. State Government Support

Visit the Business Victoria website to find out the latest business information and support including grants and programs, workshops and mentoring, tools and templates on topics like marketing, finance and COVID-19 support and more.

For information on Victorian Government assistance, you can call Business Victoria’s dedicated hotline 13 22 15.

Federal Government Support

The Federal Government assistance is available to help your business withstand the impact of the Coronavirus and encourage an economic recovery into the future.

The temporary assistance measures include:

  • a wage subsidy to support businesses and not-for-profits
  • help to manage cash flow
  • a wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees
  • a safety net for companies facing financial distress
  • a time-limited asset investment incentive
  • and credit and loans

To learn more about these assistance packages provided by the Federal Goverment, please visit -

Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit

This specialist unit has been set up within the Commonwealth’s Treasury Department to engage with peak business and industry groups on systemic issues and provide regular updates to government on crucial issues. If you need to pass on information to this unit, it is important to be in contact with your relevant industry peak body who will then be able to directly provide feedback to the liaison unit. To contact the Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit, email

5. Regional Support Opportunities

Rural Financial Counselling Service

The Rural Financial Counselling Service is an independent service operating in Western Victoria offering FREE and confidential financial counselling and assistance to small businesses experiencing challenges as a result of lower income or increasing costs.

  • RFC can provide support and information in the following areas: 
  • Help prepare budgets and cash flows. Assist with loan or refinance applications. 
  • Provide support and negotiate with suppliers and financial institutions. 
  • Assist with benchmarking your business' financial performance. 
  • One on one ongoing support.
  • Help you look at business opportunities.
  • Assist you to meet any application requirements.

For regional business impacted by the Covid-19 that need help in accessing Government support, please phone: 1300 735 578 or Visit  to make your appointment.

Prepare your Business for COVID - 19 Recovery with Localised

Localised is a FREE business directory and network designed to connect businesses across Moyne and the Great South Coast region.
By adding your business to Localised, you're putting your business in front of other business owners who are looking to do business in the region.Plus you'll be able to: 

  • Advertise your goods and services to the local business community 
  • Use the notice board to advise of changes to business hours and online service options
  • Engage with other businesses to get local quotes 
  • Discover networking and professional development events across our region

How to add your business to Localised:

Tourism Update for the Great Ocean Road Region

Latest news on what’s happening locally for the Great South Coast Region can be found here

Information for Dairy Farmers

The Australian Dairy Farmers have developed a webpage to provide a comprehensive directory of all updates and relevant technical advice that will help farmers navigate the uncertainty around dairy business operations and the net impact on the industry. Visit the webpage here.

6. Sign up to the our monthly Newsletter

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