Business Support

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

We understand this is a difficult time for many and hope that by providing you with relevant and useful information it will assist in keeping you focused and inspired.

There is a wide range of information, resources and tools available to assist and navigate you through the current challenges. Information and advice changes daily, so we encourage you to continually check our COVID-19 updates page for general updates.

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Workplace Attendance Register and Permitted Worker Permit

Workplace Attendance Register

 Under the restrictions, businesses that are open will need to have a register of every person who attends a workplace for a period of more than 15 minutes. Business Victoria Register Template(DOCX, 51KB)

Permitted Worker Permit

We are now in Stage 4 Lockdown. In the event that you need to travel to work, you will need a Permit completed and signed off by your employer. Business Victoria Permitted Worker Permit(DOCX, 62KB)

Regional Growth Summit - Wednesday 2 September 2020

It's that time of year again! The next virtual Regional Growth Summit is 2 September 2020. It is a full day event with inspiring speakers from successful businesses that are rooted in regional Australia, including quality featured key-notes, alongside practical lessons and networking opportunities. The sessions will be recorded for continued access to the learnings. 

Learn more and register to attend

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. 

Ensuring your Business Success beyond COVID-19

On Thursday 23 April, Hume City Council partnered with Matthews Steer to deliver a webinar to discuss the State and Federal Government grants and some current business practices around survival. Click here to watch the video of the webinar

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Hume Online Modern Business Program

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." 

Hume City Council proudly presented the Hume Online Modern Business Program, a free virtual summit dedicated to supporting the resilience of businesses in Hume City. 

The summit aimed to help you navigate this volatile period, discuss how to mitigate the immediate impact, protect staff and business, and map ways you can strengthen your business resilience for today and for tomorrow.

Heard industry insiders about how to adapt, grow or re-emerge; connect with and learn from your peers; and get inspiration for moving into a digital world. 

This free event was proudly presented by Hume City Council with technical assistance from Marketing Entourage.

Webinar 1: “Navigating your business in different times” held on Wednesday 13 May 2020.
Summit: “The best way to predict your future is to create it” held on Wednesday 20 May 2020.
Webinar 2: “Pathways to success” held on Thursday 28 May 2020. 

Go to to access and view all 3 recorded sessions.

Presented by Marketing Entourage
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Working ON Your Business not IN Your Business

Working ON Your Business not IN Your Business
'Great words, but do you really know what that means or where to start?' 

Hume City Council and SAGE Business Group have joined forces to present a series of 6 weekly 45-minute webinar series where SAGE Business Group will address those questions as well as providing practical tools, tips and advice for driving your business to success.

You will also discover the importance of the following points as we navigate our way through the impacts of COVID-19:

  • The 4 fundamentals of strong business foundations
  • The 3 essential pillars to support business growth

View all 6 sessions now

Presented by Sage Business Group
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