Business at the City of Greater Bendigo
Our help desk is open from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday for all business-related enquiries on (03) 5434 6000 and [email protected]
Business Matters newsletter
Our weekly 'Business Matters' newsletter is distributed to over 6000 business leaders across Greater Bendigo. Includes essential updates on COVID-19, professional development and training opportunities, plus information on grants and funding.
Budget 2020/2021 – supporting our community to recover and thrive
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to the Greater Bendigo economy and put financial strain on many households and businesses.
The City has included support in the 2020/2021 Budget which totals $7.8M, including $4.8M from the State Government for 115 currently unemployed community members.
You can also view the Budget 2020/2021 in full.
Bendigo Innovation + Invention Festival 2020 (BIIF2020)
- 31 August – 2 October 2020
The 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation festival (2020BIIF) presents a virtual, bespoke FREE program including keynote speakers, panel discussions and some special, local surprises.< /p>
This year’s theme ‘Optimism through Innovation’ will highlight innovation and opportunities within manufacturing, pathways in education, provide tools, skills and strategies to start-ups and small businesses and ideas on how to make innovation and change happen.
Oh, and did we mention we’re also celebrating 10 years of innovation?
For more information and to register for this free, virtual event visit www.biif.com.au
Areas of business support provided directly by the City of Greater Bendigo
Keep up to date with current guidelines and restrictions, including information and support available to your business.
Assisting new and existing businesses to determine relevant permit requirements and regulations.
Supporting new businesses and businesses looking to relocate in finding the right location.
A variety of webinars delivered by local presenters; workshops and events delivered by state and federal government organisations to support local business.
Link to potential funding and grants for your business through our custom search tool, Bendigo Funding Finder.
An online platform to assist businesses with self-promotion, business events and building a strong business community.
Visit Localised (Central Victoria) here.
Business Help Desk
City of Greater Bendigo
(03) 5434 6000
Additional information for business
Australian Government information and support for businesses 13 28 46
Australian Government JobKeeper payment for employers and employees
Australian Tax Office COVID-19 information, emergency support Infoline: 1800 806 218
Australian Tax Office small business newsroom
Victorian Government’s economic survival and jobs package, hotline: 13 22 15
Victorian Government’s coronavirus business support, including the latest on business operations
Victorian Government’s business support fund, including grants of $10,000
State Revenue Office Victoria tax relief to support business
Victorian Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 resources for business