The COVID-19 presents a significant threat not only to human health but also to business. The economic challenge is enormous.
More than ever, it is vital that we shop and support local wherever possible.
For many businesses, likely decisions by the Federal and State Governments in response to the public health risk may have unexpected impacts.
State and Federal Government assistance is available for Latrobe City businesses.
Latrobe City has worked with Grant Guru to provide a portal for available business support resulting from COVID-19.
On 21 July, the Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021 and is targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.
From 28 September 2020, eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment will be based on actual turnover in the relevant periods, the payment will be stepped down and paid at two rates.
Information about the operation of the existing JobKeeper Payment until 27 September 2020 is available on the ATO website.
Register for JobKeeper Payment
Business Development Helpdesk
The Business Development team are here to assist businesses impacted by the restricted activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call the Latrobe City Council Business support Helpdesk via our contact centre on 1300 367 700 to find out what support is available.
The following resources have been released to assist businesses:
Businesses across Victoria can now access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.
Operators calling the hotline will be able to get information about support services, including those available through Business Victoria, which offers mentoring to help operators develop business continuity and recovery plans.
Coronavirus information and support for business - Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.