For information on support available for business, recent research, statistical data, and advice about business opportunities or niche markets, assistance with funding applications or general knowledge, you can email us.
If you want to start your own business, or you're looking for advice on growing your business, we can help you make sense of all the information out there. We can work with you to:
Australian businesses need to meet a range of Federal, State and Local regulations.
For information on local business issues such as planning, building permits, health regulations and local laws, contact us.
Business Victoria has information on issues such as trading hours, business registration, public health, occupational health and safety, consumer and tenancy enquiries.
The Australian Government business portal provides information on issues such as taxation, business activity statements and Australian Business Numbers.
Access a seasoned entrepreneur or business professional as a sounding board. Help develop and review your ideas, confidential conversations to manage your issues, help you with accountability and help close your skill gaps. Visit the Work My Own Way website to learn more.
Work My Own Way is an Australian Government initiative to support Gippslanders to become self-employed. Whether you want to become a freelancer, small business owner, start-up founder or consultant, we're here to give you the confidence and skills to get your business off the ground or jump hurdles as you build.
Are you looking to start a small business but not sure how? Do you own a business and need expert advice on how to grow and thrive?
The Small Business Bus offers:
Dates for the small business bus sessions will be released in early 2021.
Find local businesses, local experts, business events, business news, upcoming projects and procurement opportunities to help you reach your potential on Gippsland Business Connect.
Connect with local job seekers via Gippsland Jobs Hub
Employers can post a free job post to access a community of willing and active local candidates. You can also promote your opportunities on the web and mobile, as well as showcase your vacancies on social media and access supporting information and useful links.
For information on support available for business, recent research, statistical data, and advice about business opportunities or niche markets, assistance with funding applications or general knowledge, email us at email@example.com
Council can help you access information; help determine eligibility and provide details on which agency can answer questions related to your circumstances. For more information, visit our drought assistance page.
Council offers a range of workshops and training each year.
Our 2021 program will begin in February; sessions will be held online until further notice.
Subscribe to the Business Connect newsletter to receive the latest workshops and training news for business in East Gippsland.
The Agribusiness program was identified last year to help farming businesses and enterprises think about diversification and value adding program.
This initiative will be undertaken over the coming 12 months and funded from Regional Development Victoria - Community Priorities Funding.
We are seeking farms and farming enterprises that would like to be involved.
The program will be delivered through online group sessions, workshops and initiatives by Ion Group. They have a lot of experience in farming consulting projects with a strong agribusiness background.
Please contact our Drought Assistance Officer on 5153 9500 or Leigh Crocker from Ion Group on 0419 359 409 or visit the Ion Group website.
Last year, Council developed a package to help businesses through the pandemic.
The package included waiving and refunding some fees from 1 April to 30 June 2020.
The waivers and refunds applied to:
Elements of the package that apply in 2021 are:
For commercial leases and licences of Council-managed land, between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021:
We have also put in place other measures to help businesses access relevant information, including:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for businesses
Business Victoria provides the latest updates, business support and information. You’ll also find information about grants and funding support for your business.
For more details, visit the Business Victoria website.
If you cannot find the information you need, call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
The Victorian Government’s coronavirus website has information on the latest restrictions and requirements, and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus.
Up to date Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for your business is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/business-and-work including:
We are excited to partner with Grant Guru to provide the ‘East Gippsland Grant Finder’ to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you from many sources including; State and Federal Government, corporate and philanthropic.
Our free service means you will never miss a grant opportunity again.
You can register to receive email alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.
For more information, visit the East Gippsland Grant Guru portal.
Grant opportunities offered by East Gippsland Shire Council including Community Grants, Arts and Heritage Grants, and Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES) can be found on our community grants page.