The impacts of COVID-19 on our economy and community have been significant.  Banyule Business is here to  support though this challenging time by offering: 

  • Rate and fee reductions
  • Business grants
  • Training and development oppportunities
  • Health and wellbeing Support 

Temporary expansion to outdoor dining. Find out more about temporarily expanding outdoor dining areas through the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit 

Round 3 COVID-19 Business Grants have now closed
Find out who has been successful in receiving a COVID – 19 Business Grant in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 here. 

Planning Permit Fee  Reduction. In direct response to the economic recovery required in our business community from the effects of COVID-19 the business Investment fund has been established.
Our business investment fund may reduce the application fees when your business or organisation applies for a new or amended planning permit. Find out more

Rates Waivers and Defferals. We have allocated $10.5 million from the 2020/21 Budget to help locals impacted by coronavirus, COVID-19. Direct rate relief is one way to help you manage your immediate financial pressures. Find out more

Free health and wellbeing  support is available through counselling and wellbeing webinars. Find out more here  

Training and Development Opportunities There is no better time to take the opportunity to further develop your business. Whether you are looking for strategic guidance or just want to talk to other business owners, our unique calendar of events has something for everyone.   

Find our more about more about how Banyule City Council is Responding to COVID-19 through the Economic Support Package 

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news and updates 

We have pulled together a list of useful resources to help you navigate COVID-19 from key government departments  

COVID-19 – Energy Support for  Business. There are a range of energy related assistance programs, which are being offered to help businesses manage their utility bills during this time. Speak to our Community Energy Officer for what this might look like for your business. Phone 03 9455 8813 or email energy.info@banyule.vic.gov.au