Specialist advice to support businesses

To: Claire Hahnel, Mitchell Shire Council

Businesses in Mitchell Shire will have access to free specialist advice to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with accountancy, tax, business strategy and human relations advice available through Council’s Jobs and Investments team.

The service can be delivered online or by phone with specialist staff providing advice on:

  • Accountancy and tax – particularly to help businesses to access government assistance and other accounting matters that arise as a result of COVID-19
  • Business strategy – to help businesses respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19
  • Human relations – to advise on employee rights, remuneration, legal entitlements and obligations.

Eligible businesses can access a free 60-minute session with extra sessions available until January 2021. Businesses can request advice in more than one area. Session availability may be limited due to high demand. 

The information collected through the sessions will also help Council to understand the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses. This information will help identify future support and advocacy needs.

The Business Advice Service is being funded by the State Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor David Lowe said, 

“We know businesses are doing it tough in a challenging situation. There is a lot of information going around and it can be hard to navigate and this service can help explain options available to businesses.

“The service will help guide businesses in their recovery needs and link the with programs that will assist with continuity, future planning and sector guidance. 

“We are grateful to be working in partnership with the Victorian Government and for the opportunity to provide this support through the Working for Victoria initiative,” he said.

For more details and to request a session, go to Mitchell Shire Business Advice Service or call Council on 5734 6200.

Economic Development Department
Mitchell Shire Council
03 5734 6200 or


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