Re-opening for Business

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With the easing of lockdown restrictions and moving into living a new 'COVID normal' life, there a many questions for businesses around what this will look like, what are the responsibilities, and what support is there for you and your business.

Over two webinars, we have been able to answer some of these questions and support you the best we can in this changing environment.

Both webinars, their presentations and the questions and answers from the events will be recorded on this page. We've answered all of the questions as best we can at this stage , with the current advice. 


Webinar 2 - Education and Support

Speakers included Brownyn Green, Director of Business Education and Outbreaks, Industry Coordination and Recovery Group at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions;

Township Development Officer Tamara Meadows,

And marketing guru, Ailsa Page from AP Marketing Works, with tips and tricks for your window displays, shop fronts and in-store presentation.

Webinar presentation:Reopening-webinar-2-incorporating-DJPR-YRC-slides.pptx(PPTX, 17MB)

You can watch Ailsa's presentation here

Webinar recording  to come.

Let us know your priorities for supporting business through our outdoor activation programs :

Outdoor Activation Poll

Yarra Ranges Council Reopening Business Webinar 2



Webinar 1 - Re-Opening

Webinar Q&A :Webinar-QAs.pdf(PDF, 263KB)

Webinar Presentation: 1_Reopening-Business-Presentation.pdf(PDF, 964KB)

Yarra Ranges Council Reopening Business Webinar



Be Kind, Stay Safe

Be Kind Stay Safe Density Poster Download: : Bekind-Stay-Safe-Floor-density-quotient-A4.pdf(PDF, 95KB)

You can learn more about Council's Be Kind, Stay Safe support here

Be Kind, Stay Safe


Further Resources for your Business

Business and industry restrictions for Melbourne

COVIDSafe workplaces 

Vaccination requirements for workers 

Downloadable posters to assist your business in communicating health and safety requirements to your patrons.

Re-opening Webinars

VTIC is holding a series of re-opening webinars. The are open to members and non-members.

 Registrations here.


Outside Trading

To support business to trade outside in a COVIDSafe way, Council has waived footpath trading permit fees.

  • Existing Footpath Trading Permits; renewal fees waived until 31st December 2022 
  • New Footpath Trading Permit applications; fees waived until 30th September 2022

All permit holders must continue to follow regulations, including a 1.8 metre walkway to be kept unobstructed for normal pedestrian movement along the front of the building. 

Footpath Trading Permits