Be Kind to Business

Be Kind To Business  

Many local businesses are doing it tough during the current restrictions. By shopping locally, you are not only supporting small businesses, you are also supporting local job growth and helping to build strong, vibrant communities.

Here are some ways you can continue to support local businesses while maintaining social distancing recommendations:

  • shop locally at one of our Yarra Ranges businesses
  • use a local tradie for your project
  • B2B - access the local supply chain for inputs to your project
  • consider ordering online and having your order delivered
  • purchase locally made goods
  • interact with small businesses via social media to show your support ie comment on or like their posts
  • purchase gift cards and gift vouchers
  • order takeaway
  • explore what businesses are offering online.

You can find a local business in our Be Kind to Business directory.

Help for businesses

Our Economic Development team can help put you in touch with assistance resources, programs and tools. They can also provide a one on one consultation with a business expert who can provide advice based on your unique situation.

Re-opening pack 

Have you signed up to receive our free re-open resource pack with window decals and social distancing floor stickers?

Please note, that under the current stage 4 lockdown restrictions which have been announced, we are unable to deliver our Be Kind Packs.  However, please still complete the ‘sign up’ request.  Once restrictions are eased our Environmental Health Officers will be delivering the Be Kind packs to food or health businesses and our business team will arrange delivery to other businesses to assist you with re-opening.  

Order your re-opening pack


Re-opening resource sheets

Download these information sheets with information and guides to help you reopen and meet the current requirements.

If you know someone with a business that needs support, visit the Business section of our website or call 1300 368 333.  The Business Victoria hotline is also available for assistance on 13 22 15.

Visit our Business section

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