Business Resources and Support


On this page you will find useful information and resources to help support business through the COVID-19 pandemic. 


If you prefer to speak with someone, please contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15 or Council on 5772 0333 and ask to speak with someone in our Business Support team.

You can also sign up to Council's Business Update emails here. We're all here to support each other! 

Managing Stress 

Partners in Wellbeing Helpline - 1300 375 330 

The Partners in Wellbeing Hotline is here to help small business owners and their employees manage feeling stressed and overwhelmed. The Helpline offers free and confidential one-on-one access to wellbeing and mental health coaches who understand exactly what you're going through. Since much of the stress you are experiencing may involve financial issues, the Helpline can also connect you to specialist financial counsellors. To find out more, click here.     

Mental Health Support for Small Business Owners

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need. Run over six sessions, coaches with a small business background will work with you to overcome difficult issues, providing you with practical skills to manage stress and get you back to feeling like yourself. Find out more here.

 Business Tips and Tricks to help with stress

There are also business advisory services available to provide business advice and support

You can also contact Council's Business Support Hotline on (03) 5772 0333, or reach out to your local business and tourism association or other business colleagues. We're all here to support each other.

There is a comprehensive list of mental health options on Council's Mental Health Support web page.