Third Party Referrals

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This list of organisations can provide confidential support on a number of concerns specific to business owners and operators.

Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling 

1800 413 828
Support for small businesses affected by bushfires and COVID-19 shutdowns is available over the phone. Free financial counselling can advise you on debt management, goverment grants, payment negotiation and more.
www.smallbusinessbushfire.org.au

AgBiz Assist

Are a locally based organisation who work with businesses and people to develop solutions, manage change and prosper. AgBiz Assist provide a series of programs working directlyy with small businesses to provide support during hardship or crisis and to help grow business. 

Contact AgBiz Assist:
02 6057 5777
www.agbizassist.org.au
info@agbizassist.org.au

Rural Financial Counselling Services Victoria - North East (RFCS)

  • Provides free, independent and confidential assistance to help eligible farmers and small rural related businesses with current and long-term financial planning.
  • Short-term assistance
  • Applying for governments and industry programs or grants
  • Emergency relief funding
  • Negotiating with creditors
  • Debt mediation
  • Family and business planning
  • Support and referrals to other professional services. 

Contact RFCS:
1300 834 775
www.rfcsnetwork.com.au

WorkBetter

A locally based human resources organisation that can support you with recruitment, outplacement, compliance, dispute resolution and business support. 

Contact WorkBetter:
0467 507 316
www.workbetter.net.au
info@workbetter.net.au

WorkSafe Victoria

Aiming to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, WorkSafe Victoria has an abundance of resources available on their website.

StartUp ShakeUp

Is a community for businesses who see themselves as positive change-makers within the community. StartUp ShakeUp provides opportunities for networking and educational events that support your business with a mission to solve local problems and support causes that shape the future.