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Award Winners
Energy Efficient Program – Food and Beverage Manufacturing Grant
Enabling Tourism Fund
New COVIDSafe Plan Template
COVIDSafe Plan Support for Business
Contact Management Tool
Commercial Tenancy Support Extended
Free Mentoring for Business
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Has your business won an award?
Please let us know so we can help share the celebration of your win!
Contact the Economic Development and Tourism team or tag Business Corangamite

A few of the most recent award winners: 

Victorian Tourism Awards

Schulz Organic Dairy’s Milk in Glass bottles was one of the winning projects of the World Packaging Organisation 2022 Awards.


Applications are open for the Energy Efficient Communities Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grant program

The program will provide grants to support small and medium-sized food and beverage manufacturing businesses to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies to manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. Funding available is between $10,000 and $25,000. 

Applications close on 18 February 2022. 

For more information and to apply, visit

More Information - Apply Now

The Enabling Tourism Fund supports regional and rural Victorian tourism projects to reach investment-ready status.

The fund delivers grants up to $500,000 per project – with a minimum funding amount of $20,000 per project – for activities such as feasibility studies, master planning and business case development.

Applications close on 4 March 2022. 

For more information and to apply, visit

More Information - Apply Now

It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan.

A COVIDSafe Plan helps businesses maintain a COVIDSafe environment and prepare for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace. For more information on COVIDSafe Plan's click here.

new COVIDSafe Plan template is available to help you reduce the risk of COVID‑19 at your business. The updated template helps you document how you will manage COVID‑19 in the workplace.

COVIDSafe Plan Information
COVIDSafe Plan Template

The Victorian Government is offering a free support service for small to medium businesses to ensure your COVIDSafe Plan is up to date and reflects current COVIDSafe Settings.

  • Information forums: Provide updates on the latest COVIDSafe Plan information and mandatory requirements, as well as tips on how to implement the Plan in your business.
  • Workshops (optional): Available for forum participants who would like more help or advice.

Complete this registration form to attend one of the upcoming information forums.

  • Tuesday, 8 February (2.00 pm) TODAY
  • Thursday, 10 February (10.00 am)
  • Tuesday, 15 February (2.00 pm)
  • Thursday, 17 February (10.00 am)
  • Tuesday, 22 February (2.00 pm)
  • Thursday, 24 February (10.00 am)
Register Now

A new online tool has been developed by state government to help businesses manage a positive COVID‑19 case in the workplace. The tool measures potential exposure risk and provides instant advice on steps to protect workers and customers. 

The tool is in addition to information and advice regarding cases in the workplace.

COVID-19 Case in the Workplace
Online Tool
The Victorian Government has extended the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to 15 March 2022, providing rent relief and protections for commercial tenants and landlords experiencing hardship. 

Read the premier's statement here.

Tenants and landlords can contact the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) for further information on 13 87 22 or visit
VSBC Website

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is delivering a free business mentoring program to help small businesses. 

Through this program, eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make decisions about the future of their business.

For information on eligibility, closing dates and what type of businesses can apply for the program click here.

Apply Now

We understand the challenges that you are all facing while continuing to adapt to the ever-changing environment. 

Council's Economic Development and Tourism team are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have and encourage you to reach out to our team for support.

Please contact us on (03) 5593 7100 or email
Business Corangamite Facebook has regular updates and information for business. 
The Business section of the Council website provides information on opening a business, expanding or changing a business, general business support, COVID-19 links and Shop Local Corangamite downloadable resources. 
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