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COVID-19 Business Support

COVID-19 Business Support

Council is committed to supporting local business during this time and are here to keep you up to date on relevant and important information from the Victorian and Federal Governments about COVID19.

Council will endeavour to make it easy for you to navigate through the wide range of information, resources and tools available to the support businesses at this challenging time.

Help is on hand

For advice, support or further information contact:
SHRCC COVID Support Officer
Phone:
5036 2455
Email: covid.support@swanhill.vic.gov.au

Support

Please  refer to the links below for information on the support available. Monitor these websites for up-to-date information.

Call the Business Victoria hotline:
Phone:
13 22 15  (8am to 6pm, seven days a week)
If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450

Victorian Government

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

Eligible businesses will benefit from rent relief through the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme, with tenants and landlords encouraged to enter negotiations as soon as possible.

Rent relief will be available to commercial tenants that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per cent during the pandemic. Rent relief for eligible tenants will be calculated by comparing their turnover for the final quarter of the 2020/21 financial year with turnover from the final quarter of 2018/19.

Tenants and landlords are encouraged to enter negotiations directly, with the VSBC available to provide mediation if parties cannot reach a satisfactory agreement.

For further information tenants and landlords can call:
Victorian Small Business Commission
Phone:
13 87 22

Services Australia

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

This is a lump-sum payment for people who lost work and income due to a Victoria COVID-19 public health order.  The  payment type will depend on if you receive an eligible Centrelink payment or not.
For eligibility requirements and further information visit:

RFCS Victoria West

Free Financial Counselling Service

RFCS Victoria provides confidential, independent, local and free business and well-being support and advocacy for rural and regional primary producers and small business experiencing or at risk of hardship, or navigating the challenges of financial stress, economic downturn or disaster.

RFCS Victoria West
Phone:
1300 735 578
Email: admin@wswrcs.com.au

Wellbeing Support

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