• Activity Centres Get a Boost of Colour
  • Mandatory Use of QR Codes 
  • Small Business Tax Time Toolkit
  • Brimbank.Localised Virtual Meetup 
  • Webinars in July
  • Small Business Bus - Keilor Village 
  • IGNITE Food Passions

Furlong Road – The Anzacs - ‘Lest We Forget’

A new mural commemorating the ANZAC, has been installed on the corner of Furlong Road and Godfrey Ave, Sunshine North. 

Warwick Road – Augmented Reality

An augmented reality mural has recently been installed on the corner of Warwick Road and Dendy Street, Sunshine North. The mural is paired with a free augment reality app called Artivive, which allows visitors who own smartphones or tablets to experience the layer of augmented reality. This technology superimposes a computer generated image on the user's view of the real world. 

George Street - Multi-deck Mural in Sunshine

A large scale mural depicting various nationalities has been installed on the western wall of the multi deck car park in Sunshine.

For more information click here. 

Will businesses be fined if they are not operating the QR code check-in system?

YES, if businesses that are mandated to utilise electronic record-keeping, are not operating the Victorian Government approved QR Code check-in system, Authorised Officers from the Victorian Government will issue an on-the-spot $1,652 fine.

In using the QR Code system, businesses will need to make sure the QR code is visible and accessible, and do everything possible to ensure people are checking in – for example, point the customer to the QR code and ask them to check in.

A full step-by-step guide for businesses on how to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Check-in System is available here.

Businesses can register online here and will need to nominate a contact person for each business location.

Get your free QR Code

This toolkit includes a directory to help small businesses find information, tools, calculators and services during tax time. 

Download a copy of the toolkit here.

Looking for new ways to promote your business? 

Join us online for the Brimbank Localised Business Meet-up.
Thursday 29 July, 9.30am until 10.30am 

The Brimbank Localised Business Meetup is a great way to network and connect with other local businesses and introduce yourself!

Register Now!

Legal Essentials for Small Business 
Wednesday 14 July, 6-8pm 

Marketing in Changing Times 
Thursday 22 July, 5.30-7pm 

Register now!

The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus will be visiting Keilor Village (Kennedy Street) on the 29th of July between 10am-4pm. Head down to have a chat with the one of the specialist from the Partners in Wellbeing team. They offer free personal support, financial counselling and a business advisory service. 

The IGNITE Food Passion Program is specifically designed for food entrepreneurs looking to build on their idea and grow their business.

Learn how to take your food business venture to the next level.

This free five week program runs every Wednesday and commences on 11 August 2021.

Apply now!

Learn new skills to build your business: 

14th - Legal Essentials for Start-ups and Small Business - Register here
20th -
Social Media Marketing - Register here
27th -
Basics of Website Development - Register here
21st -
Introduction to GST (ATO) - Register here

5th -
Legal Requirements for online Trading - Register here
- How to Build a Professional Website - Register here

Develop your business skills and strengthen your business - for further information click here 

Small Business Victoria

A series of webinars to improve business success - for further information click here  

ATO: Support for Small Business Webinar
A series of free interactive online webinars presented by experienced tax specialists, where you can ask questions to help you apply the information to your situation - register here

The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline

Acesss free and confidential one-on-one support from experienced wellbeing coaches who understand exactly what businesses are currently going through.

The helpline provide business owners free access to financial counsellors and business advisors.

Businesses can call 1300 375 330 from Monday to Friday 9am–10pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am–5pm.

The Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program

Eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make informed decisions about their business.

The program offers tailored guidance on:

  • Business recovery 
  • Market transformation 
  • Digital literacy and engagement 
  • Market and supply chain diversification 
  • Reskilling and retraining

For translated information click here.

Make sure you’re adhering to the current COVID restrictions

  • All businesses must have an active, up-to-date COVIDSafe Plan.
  • Keep accurate records and ensure your staff and visitors register their details for contact tracing.
  • Every customer-facing business must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service  to check in customers, workers and all other visitors. 
  • Download and display signage to remind people of the need to check in, and other safety measures.
  • If you or your workers have even mild COVID symptoms, please get tested.
  • Visit  coronavirus.vic.gov.au for more information or call Business Victoria on 13 22 15. If you need an interpreter, call the coronavirus  hotline 1800 675 398 and press 0. 
Other COVID Links
  • Current Restrictions for Melbourne, click here
  • Book your free vaccine appointment, click here 
  • Case location and outbreaks, click here
  • Where to get tested, click here
  • Circuit Breaker Support Package click here
  • Financial Support for Businesses, click here
  • Translated information about COVID-19, click here 
  • Businesses need to operate in line with current restrictions, click here
  • Businesses need a COVID safe plan, click here
  • Six principles of COVIDSafe workplaces, click here
  • Victorian Government QR Code Service, click here
  • Translated information on how to use QR codes here
  • Free training is available for businesses on infection control, click here
  • Support and information on how to properly clean businesses, click here 
  • $450 Testing Isolation Payment, click here 
  • $1500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (if worker needs to stay home) click here
  • Information for people with disability, click here 
  • In-language updates can be found here
  • Health and Wellbeing, click here 
  • Coronavirus.gov.au, click here
  • Business Victoria, click here
  • Department of Health and Human Services, click here

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For further information about this newsletter please contact the Economic Development Unit on 9249 4000 or email ecodev@brimbank.vic.gov.au