Dear Members,

Business Victoria has sent some information out which you may find useful in your business.

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

The Victorian Government has announced a flood relief package to support Victorian businesses incurring significant direct flood damage during the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022.

The Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program includes one-off grants of $5000 to support thousands of businesses, with additional support available through a new dedicated Business Relief Service.

Apply now

5 wellbeing and mental health tips for small business owners

Small business owners are some of the most resilient and committed people in our community. But resilience is not a trait you either have or don’t have. It’s something you can develop over time.

Read Dr. Sadhbh Joyce’s top tips to support the wellbeing and mental health of small business owners and their employees and find out how you can access the $99 Mindarma app for free through Business Victoria.

Read the article

WorkSafe’s OHS Essentials Program

The OHS Essential Program is a free service that assists small and medium businesses build knowledge in health and safety. WorkSafe is currently running a unique opportunity in developing leadership skills for employers. To participate, email:

To hear from businesses that participated in the program or to apply online visit the WorkSafe website.

Learn more

Improve your work/life balance with the Business Planning Tool

Work smarter, not harder, with the free Business Planning Tool.

Find the tools, advice and support you need to improve processes, learn new skills, or find great staff so you can spend more time working on your business instead of in it.

Try it out

Network with Victorian business owners

Looking for a place to network with other Victorian small business owners and operators?

Join our Facebook Group ‘I am a business owner in Victoria, Australia’ and connect with over 28,000 members of Victoria’s small business community.

Join the community

I trust this information helps and have a great day!

Marissa Williamson | HR and Business Executive
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association