Australia

Updates

For up to date information about current restrictions in place and coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Victorian Government's coronavirus website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support

Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found by visiting the Business Victoria website. You can also call the Business Victoria coronavirus hotline on 13 22 15.

Mental health support for businesses

Worried about your business? Call Partners in Wellbeing on 1300 375 330 to get confidential support and advice. The service is free and available until 10pm weekdays.

The International Freight Assistance Mechanism

Sign up to Austrade's mailing list to stay up to date on all updates regarding IFAM.


Export Market Development Grants

For the latest information about the Export Market Development Grant Scheme, visit the Austrade website.


COVID-19 Export Capital Facility

The Commonwealth Government has established a $500 million COVID-19 Export Capital Facility to assist previously profitable Australian exporters whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. Exporters will be able to access loans from $250,000 to $50 million under the Facility. The Facility will complement other measures announced by the Government which enable banks to support new and existing clients.  Exporters should contact their banks in the first instance to determine what assistance may be available to them.

For further information visit the Export Finance Australia website or call 1800 093 724


Hotline help for businesses dealing with COVID-19 impacts

The Victorian Government has launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety and entitlements.

Given the rapidly changing nature of the crisis, businesses need quick access to accurate information on how to keep their workplace safe, and advice on how to plan to deal with the current situation and anticipate likely developments.

Businesses across the state 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.

The hotline will provide the latest information on the response to COVID-19 and how this affects businesses, including how to access financial support available through the national stimulus package.


Statements from Victorian Government

  • For all media releases from the Victorian Government about coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the media release website

Links to other resources


Page last updated on 15 July 2021