Resources for Business Owners during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has made running a business more challenging than it’s ever been. Morris Finance is committed to supporting our clients as the COVID-19 situation evolves. In this environment of uncertainty, the personal and financial wellbeing of our customers remains our top priority.
Morris Finance has resources listed below for business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19, related to available government assistance programs and other tools businesses may use as they navigate the new normal.
Government Assistance for business
As a valued client and to help your business withstand and recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, new government measures and other assistance options are now in place to support you.
To find out what government assistance is available to your business, you will find below a list of assistance available in each state and territory.
Australian Capital Territory - ACT Government website
New South Wales - NSW Government website
Northern Territory - NT Government website
Queensland - QLD Government website
South Australia - SA Government website
Tasmania - TAS Government website
Victoria - VIC Government website
Western Australia - WA Government website
If you have concerns about your financing arrangements due to the impact of COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial hardship support from us or through one of the government initiatives recently introduced.
To discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact our team on 03 5223 3453 or send a request through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest news and updates to help you navigate COVID-19
02 Jun 2021
Acting Premier, James Merlino has announced that Melbourne will continue under the ‘Circuit Breaker’ restrictions for another 7 days, whilst those living in regional Victoria will have restrictions eased as of 11:59pm Thursday night.
31 May 2021
The Victorian Government has announced the $250m Circuit Breaker Business Support Package in an effort to support small to medium business and sole traders as a result of the current restrictions imposed on Victorians.
12 Feb 2021
Victoria will be locked down from 11.59pm on Friday night, with stage four restrictions introduced across the entire state until 11.59pm Wednesday.
07 Dec 2020
On Sunday, after 37 days without any new cases of coronavirus, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews eased restrictions on gatherings in the home, the use of masks and is moving towards a system of density limits rather than caps on the numbers of people at hospitality venues.
23 Nov 2020
Victorians will be able to celebrate Christmas in their homes with up to 30 guests and enjoy a summer outdoors mostly mask free.
09 Nov 2020
As of 11:59pm last night, Victoria is now reunited under a single set of eased restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews outlined changes in coronavirus restrictions to bring Metro Melbourne in line with the rest of the state after Victoria recorded a ninth-straight day of zero new cases.
26 Oct 2020
Thousands of Victorians will be able to get back to work from 11:59pm on the 27th October as Premier Daniel Andrews announced that restrictions will be eased for those in Metro Melbourne.
20 Oct 2020
For business owners around Australia, grants and incentives are invaluable, now more than ever.
13 Oct 2020
Almost every business in Australia will be able to instantly write-off work assets as part of a Budget measure to stimulate the economy.
02 Oct 2020
Grants of $5,000 are available for eligible hospitality businesses to support them to move to outdoor dining.
28 Sep 2020
As of 11:59pm 27 September, metropolitan Melbourne has moved to the Second Step of easing restrictions.
24 Sep 2020
The Victorian government has announced a $100 million package of grant funding for the state’s sole traders, who have previously been excluded from the Business Support Fund package.
15 Sep 2020
As of Thursday, Regional Victoria will move to step 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan. This will mean being able to sit in a restaurant, meeting up to 10 people outdoors, kids sport and traveling for a holiday within Regional Victoria.
14 Sep 2020
The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business.
08 Sep 2020
In July, the Government announced it is extending the program until 28th March 2021 and is targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.
07 Sep 2020
After weeks of uncertainty, Melbourne finally has its long-awaited road map out of lockdown.
02 Sep 2020
Victoria’s energy regulator, the Essential Services Commission, has recently set new rules compelling energy retailers to help Victorian small businesses pay their bills, if they are experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.
26 Aug 2020
Small business survival can be challenging at the best of times, but COVID-19 has introduced a lot more complications for so many business owners across the country.
20 Aug 2020
The Victorian government has launched a small business mentoring service in a bid to help businesses navigate a path out of the coronavirus crisis.
11 Aug 2020
The ‘new normal’ has become the main focus of 2020 for businesses as workplaces try to navigate the unforeseen changes caused by COVID-19.
07 Aug 2020
Today the Australian Government announced a $15 billion expansion of the JobKeeper program, in addition to the extension announced last month.
05 Aug 2020
As of 11:59pm Wednesday 5th of August, under strict stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions, essential workers in Melbourne who need to leave their homes to go to work, must carry a permit or they risk hefty fines.
29 Jul 2020
In response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, The Tasmanian Government has today announced a new $20m recovery package for small business.
21 Jul 2020
The Australian Government have announced that both the JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs will be extended past their initial September deadline until March 28th, 2021, although they will receive substantial changes.
17 Jul 2020
With today’s current economic climate, cutting costs and finding ways to save a bit of extra money has never been so important.