Small Business



Small Business Digital Adaptation Program
  • This program provides $1200 rebates so small businesses can access a range of digital business tools.
  • Program is currently closed but will reopen for applications soon. Register interest here to be notified when they reopen.


Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring
  • Through this program, eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make informed decisions about the future of their business.
  • Program closes on 01/12/2021. Click here to learn more.


Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Victorian Small Businesses
  • Providing mental health support to Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business to help them navigate through the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Program is ongoing. Click here to learn more.


Partners in Wellbeing Helpline
  • Free and confidential one-on-one access to experienced wellbeing coaches.
  • Program is ongoing. Click here to learn more.


Small Business Bus
  • Operated by Business Victoria, the Small Business Bus visits Melbourne and regional Victoria as a ‘travelling office on wheels’. It offers friendly and professional assistance.
  • Program is ongoing. Click here to learn more.



The Victorian Government’s ‘How to Start a Business’ Hub includes:




Register Your Business for Service Victoria

The Victorian Government QR Code Service is free for all Victorian businesses and venues and helps contact tracers in the event a positive case of coronavirus (COVID‑19) is identified.


Download your COVIDSafe plan

It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan. To ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring.


Visit Upskill My Business

Free online courses, live and on-demand events and a range of business resources to help you prepare for a strong recovery.


Grants for COVID Recovery