COVID-19 business support
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a range of resources and support services have been made available to small businesses and enterprises.
City of Wanneroo business approval services
At the City, we’re taking a flexible approach to helping business during the COVID-19 pandemic and will relax enforcement of various conditions of approval for the foreseeable future. For further information click below:
The Federal Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you’re a sole trader or you employ people, find out what your business can access and where to go for help.
Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)
SBDC provides regularly updated information specifically related to small business owners on how to prepare your business, as well as support and advisory services, and government support packages.
The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by COVID-19. The Government has announced its intention to pass additional legislation to introduce this new measure. To register your interest, please visit the Australia Taxation Office website.
The City of Wanneroo has partnered with Business Foundations to deliver complimentary one-on-one advisory sessions to local businesses to provide information about the Federal and State stimulus packages.
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Business Station is a not-for-profit organisation partnering with the Australian Federal Government (AusIndustry), State Government (Small Business Development Corporation), and local government agencies to provide small business services across Australia.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA)
CCIWA provides information for businesses to help them prepare for a range of potential outcomes of the COVID-19 outbreak including a regularly updated COVID-19 Key Issues Fact Sheet, COVID-19 Impacts on the WA Economy Fact Sheet, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook, Frequently Asked Questions and Consultancy information.
Wanneroo Business Association (WBA)
The City of Wanneroo continues to work closely with the Wanneroo Business Association, its members and local businesses to provide regular updates. WBA will also deliver online content including webinars and virtual networking to help support the local business community. For details about free online events and business support measures click below:
Official Government Communications
The Australian Government has launched an app and WhatsApp message service to provide Australians with the latest updates and advice on the fast changing coronavirus pandemic. Keep up to date with the right information easily on your smartphone by downloading the Coronavirus App to your Apple or Android device. Or, you can activate the Coronavirus Whatsapp channel.
During the current coronavirus pandemic many businesses are having to expand their online presence. This poses a very real threat for businesses of becoming a target for cyber criminals. Cyber Check.Me is an initiative developed by the ECU Security Research Institute (ECUSRI) in partnership with the Cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup, North Metro TAFE and AustCyber to provide businesses with the basic precautions they can take to protect themselves against the loss of time, money, private information and reputational damage as a result of cyber-attack. If you have recently changed your business presence online or if you would like to ensure you are protected book a free consultation, email: email@example.com.
The City of Wanneroo’s Advocacy and Economic Development team is also available to assist with advice to local businesses affected by COVID-19. To contact the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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