Business Support and Advice

Council is committed to supporting local businesses and will keep you updated on relevant and important information following advice from the Victorian Government and Federal Government about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There is a wide range of information, resources and tools available to assist and navigate you through the current challenges. We encourage you to continually check our pages for general updates.

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Hume Business Events

COVIDSafe Protocols

COVID-19 Business support - The Business Victoria hotline provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to COVID-19.

Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15 for more information.

Every Victorian business must have an active, up to date COVIDSafe Plan.

How to create a COVIDSafe workplace

Creating a COVIDSafe Plan

What to do if a worker is unwell and getting tested

What to do if a worker test positive

How to improve ventilation in the workplace

Worker vaccination requirements

Signage and posters and translated materials

Business Grants and Support

Collecting vaccination information about workers

Partners in Wellbeing free online support

Working from home

Small Business Ventilation Program

Hume Small Business Grants

If you have an idea and seeking financial support, Hume City Council encourage you to apply for a Hume City Small Business Grant. Applications are now open, and this funding is available until the $250,000 is expended. 

Networking Groups In Hume

We encourage you to reach out and connect with these groups.  Meeting new people will expand your connections, potentially open up new opportunities, and can be a powerful tool to grow your business.

Industry Associations & Chambers of Commerce

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Business Council of Australia

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Small Business Association of Australia

Retail Associations

Australian Retailers Association

The Victorian Association for Newsagents

Master Grocers Australia

National Retail Association

Food Industry Associations

Melbourne North Food Group

Networking Groups

MIBA Networking Macedon Ranges
Covering Hume and Macedon Ranges

The North Network

Northern Melbourne Mums in Business

Sunbury Business Association

Sunbury Women in Business

BNI – Melbourne North

Business Builders Group

Melbourne’s North Food Group (MNFG)


Supporting our local businesses

Hume's local businesses have been responding quickly to the changing demand by offering alternative methods of pick-up and delivery, exploring online options, increased hygiene measures and working with their staff and customers following advice surrounding social distancing.

To support Hume businesses, we've started a list of local businesses doing new things or altering their way of working to ensure they can continue delivering and providing for our community. If you are a business in Hume City that’s being innovative through these challenging times, get in touch with us today at or message us on Instagram @DiscoverHume.

You can also support local businesses by shopping locally.