Coronavirus (COVID‑19) information for your business
Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au to find:
- Victoria's COVIDSafe Settings
- How we work: Current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and some areas of regional Victoria and How we work: Current restrictions in remainder of regional Victoria about the business and industry restrictions
- Guidance for sectors — outlining industry guidelines
- The QR Code Service and Services Vic App — helping contact tracers to contain a COVID-19 outbreak
- Commercial passenger vehicles guidance on QR code record keeping
- How to create a COVIDSafe workplace
- Information about wearing a face mask
- Six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces
- Signs, posters and templates to promote a COVIDSafe workplace
- Public events requirements and framework
- COVIDSafe Plans and Additional Industry Obligations
- The COVID Check-in Marshals and COVID Marshals roles, aimed at ensuring workplaces are COVIDSafe, and workers and members of the community are protected
- Support for businesses — COVID‑19 business grants and support programs can still be found on Business Victoria in our Grants and assistance section
- Financial support including Australian Government, Victorian Government and other support for employees, apprentices and business owners
- COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Victoria — Commonwealth support for eligible workers who lose hours due to the lockdown and for businesses that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs because they are not registered for GST
- Working for Victoria initiative for employers and jobseekers
- Plus information for vaccine, education, travel, housing and more.
More information and support
For the latest advice, information and resources, see the DHHS COVID-19 page.
- If you suspect you, your staff or a regular customer may have COVID‑19 call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
- National Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Health Information Line - 1800 020 080 (this number operates 24/7 - if you require translating or interpreting services, call 13 14 50).
- If you need information on the operation of your business or access to assistance relating to COVID‑19 you can call the Business Victoria COVID-19 hotline on 13 22 15 or Contact Us.
- WorkSafe Victoria has information and advice to help you minimise the exposure of COVID‑19 in your workplace and help manage working from home arrangements.
- Chartered Accountants Australia provides information on business and tax impacts.
- The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides resources for businesses.
- The Australian Banking Association recommends contacting your bank to access any assistance on offer due to the financial impact of COVID-19 on your business. This could include deferred loan payments, waiving fees and restructuring loans. If you’re not sure who to contact, the ABA's website has a list of hardship contact details.
- The Australian Tax Office (ATO) can provide tailored support to businesses feeling the effects of COVID‑19. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, or getting behind with your tax and super obligations, contact the ATO (on 1800 806 218) or speak to your tax professional.
- The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information on COVID-19 and Australian workplace laws or you can call on 13 13 94.
- Advice for exporters can be found on the Global Victoria or Austrade website.
- City of Melbourne is offering grants to businesses within the municipality to invest in online and e-commerce activities, training and development and capital works to adapt to changing conditions.
- The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's My Business Health website has advice and a Business Toolbox to help you run a healthy business with a healthy mind.