Business Support


Federal Government Grants

State Government Grants

  • July 2021 Top Up Payments The Victorian Government announced a further top-up payment for successful recipients of the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.
  • Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund The Licenced Hospitality Venue Fund will receive a $70 million boost, with grants of up to $20,000 to be made available to support licensed venues as their operations continue to be impacted by current restrictions.
  • Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme and Landlord Hardship Fund The package, to be fully funded by the Victorian Government, will deliver $80 million to provide support to landlords that provide rent relief to their tenants.
  • Small Business COVID Hardship Fund A new $85 million fund will be established to support small businesses who have not been eligible under existing business support funds.
  • Alpine Business Support Program Alpine Business Support will receive a further $9.8 million to deliver grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to 430 Alpine based businesses in recognition of restricted inter and intra-state travel during the peak winter season.

Cardinia Shire Council Grants

  • Request a rates payment plan Our community is facing uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your household or business may be doing it tough at this time.
  • Are you a tourism operator in Cardinia? Would you like a free ATDW listing untill 30 June 2022, Cardinia Business has a coupon for you (valued at $295). The Australian Tourism Data Warehouseustralian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) is Australia's national tourism database and distribution platform. The ATDW's function is to help extend your exposure and attract more business online.