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Resources for Business Owners during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made running a business more challenging than it’s ever been. Morris is committed to supporting our clients as the COVID-19 situation evolves. In this environment of uncertainty, the personal and financial wellbeing of our customers remains our top priority.

Morris has resources listed below for business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19, related to available government assistance programs and other tools businesses may use as they navigate the new normal.


Government Assistance for business

As a valued client and to help your business withstand and recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, new government measures and other assistance options are now in place to support you. 

To find out what government assistance is available to your business, you will find below a list of assistance available in each state and territory.


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If you have concerns about your financing arrangements due to the impact of COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial hardship support from us or through one of the government initiatives recently introduced.

To discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact our team on 03 5223 3453 or send a request through to


Latest news and updates to help you navigate COVID-19  

A state by state guide to business support measures
29 Sep 2021

As state lockdowns and trading restrictions have significantly impacted so many businesses around Australia, both State and Federal Governments are working together to provide financial support for those most affected.

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Major Boost for NSW and VIC Business Support Programs
28 Jul 2021

The Commonwealth and state governments have today announced further support for businesses affected by lockdowns and restrictions in both New South Wales and Victoria.

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Support For Australian Businesses
21 Jul 2021

As multiple states plunge into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, state governments around the country are working to provide new cash grants to help support those businesses affected by the public health restrictions.

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Melbourne lockdown extended, whilst restrictions ease for Regional Victoria
02 Jun 2021

Acting Premier, James Merlino has announced that Melbourne will continue under the ‘Circuit Breaker’ restrictions for another 7 days, whilst those living in regional Victoria will have restrictions eased as of 11:59pm Thursday night.

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$250m in COVID-19 Assistance for Victorian Businesses
31 May 2021

The Victorian Government has announced the $250m Circuit Breaker Business Support Package in an effort to support small to medium business and sole traders as a result of the current restrictions imposed on Victorians.

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Five-day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown announced for Victoria
12 Feb 2021

Victoria will be locked down from 11.59pm on Friday night, with stage four restrictions introduced across the entire state until 11.59pm Wednesday.

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A COVIDSafe Summer for Victoria
07 Dec 2020

On Sunday, after 37 days without any new cases of coronavirus, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews eased restrictions on gatherings in the home, the use of masks and is moving towards a system of density limits rather than caps on the numbers of people at hospitality venues.

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Additional Freedom for Victorian’s as COVID-19 Restrictions Continue to Ease
23 Nov 2020

Victorians will be able to celebrate Christmas in their homes with up to 30 guests and enjoy a summer outdoors mostly mask free.

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Victoria now reunited under a single set of eased restrictions
09 Nov 2020

As of 11:59pm last night, Victoria is now reunited under a single set of eased restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews outlined changes in coronavirus restrictions to bring Metro Melbourne in line with the rest of the state after Victoria recorded a ninth-straight day of zero new cases.

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Relief for Metro Melbourne as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease
26 Oct 2020

Thousands of Victorians will be able to get back to work from 11:59pm on the 27th October as Premier Daniel Andrews announced that restrictions will be eased for those in Metro Melbourne.

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Business grants you might not be aware of
20 Oct 2020

For business owners around Australia, grants and incentives are invaluable, now more than ever.

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Federal Budget reveals new asset write-off scheme – is your business eligible to benefit?
13 Oct 2020

Almost every business in Australia will be able to instantly write-off work assets as part of a Budget measure to stimulate the economy.

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Outdoor eating and entertainment package business grants
02 Oct 2020

Grants of $5,000 are available for eligible hospitality businesses to support them to move to outdoor dining.

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Melbourne enters step two of Victoria's roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions
28 Sep 2020

As of 11:59pm 27 September, metropolitan Melbourne has moved to the Second Step of easing restrictions.

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Support for Sole Traders
24 Sep 2020

The Victorian government has announced a $100 million package of grant funding for the state’s sole traders, who have previously been excluded from the Business Support Fund package.

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Regional Victoria to ease restrictions and move to third step in reopening
15 Sep 2020

As of Thursday, Regional Victoria will move to step 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan. This will mean being able to sit in a restaurant, meeting up to 10 people outdoors, kids sport and traveling for a holiday within Regional Victoria.

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Victorian Government Grant Packages
14 Sep 2020

The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business.

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Accessing JobKeeper 2.0
08 Sep 2020

In July, the Government announced it is extending the program until 28th March 2021 and is targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

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Victoria's Recovery Roadmap
07 Sep 2020

After weeks of uncertainty, Melbourne finally has its long-awaited road map out of lockdown.

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Energy Bill Support for Vic SME’s
02 Sep 2020

Victoria’s energy regulator, the Essential Services Commission, has recently set new rules compelling energy retailers to help Victorian small businesses pay their bills, if they are experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cash flow assistance
26 Aug 2020

Small business survival can be challenging at the best of times, but COVID-19 has introduced a lot more complications for so many business owners across the country.

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Business recovery and resilience mentoring
20 Aug 2020

The Victorian government has launched a small business mentoring service in a bid to help businesses navigate a path out of the coronavirus crisis.

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Navigating your business through to the new COVID normal
11 Aug 2020

The ‘new normal’ has become the main focus of 2020 for businesses as workplaces try to navigate the unforeseen changes caused by COVID-19.

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JobKeeper eligibility eased for businesses
07 Aug 2020

Today the Australian Government announced a $15 billion expansion of the JobKeeper program, in addition to the extension announced last month.

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Melbourne workers must carry permits
05 Aug 2020

As of 11:59pm Wednesday 5th of August, under strict stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions, essential workers in Melbourne who need to leave their homes to go to work, must carry a permit or they risk hefty fines.

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Tasmanian Government releases additional package for small business
29 Jul 2020

In response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, The Tasmanian Government has today announced a new $20m recovery package for small business.

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JobKeeper, JobSeeker extension confirmed
21 Jul 2020

The Australian Government have announced that both the JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs will be extended past their initial September deadline until March 28th, 2021, although they will receive substantial changes.

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Proactive tips to improve your businesses financial position
17 Jul 2020

With today’s current economic climate, cutting costs and finding ways to save a bit of extra money has never been so important.

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