Retail Support


As retail stores reopen, the Australian Retail Association (ARA) has developed a set of posters and signs which may be helpful to use within and outside your stores.
These posters emphasise to customers and team members the importance of adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements outlined by the government to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Download the poster templates here →
For more free ARA templates visit

Mainstreet Australia is the industry association and collective voice for strip shopping centres. Their social media posts offer support and motivation to retail businesses – showcasing some great initiatives of businesses that may provide you with some inspiration and ideas on how rethink your business during challenging times.

Employment obligations

Many small businesses, and in particular retailers employ casuals and it is important to plan now on how to manage your staff and protect their welfare. At the same time, you will need to ensure you comply with your legal obligations. The Fair Work Helpline offers free help for business owners and are available 24/7.  

Marketing your business - Social Media Support

During the next few months retailers will need to consider how to move their business online. Moving online can assist businesses to promote new services or products, communicate important information to customers, and encourage more online sales.

There are multiple social media channels to help small businesses adopt a digital approach – website, Facebook, Instagram, just to name a few.   

Business Victoria provides a wealth of information on how to set up a website, content writing and blogging.

ASBAS The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) program is delivered throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria by Melbourne Innovation Centre. The program strives to support small businesses with their online needs by offering the following – workshops, one-on-one mentoring (2 hours), online learning and webinars. 



Updated : 3:37 PM, 19 May 2020

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