Are you a business in the Huon Valley and been impacted by COVID-19?
The Huon Valley Council is here to support our local businesses. We are available to help you connect with important information, resources and support. We understand that the business environment is changing rapidly, so we have collated a range of information and links to relevant grants, funding support and advice, as well as useful webinars and other relevant resources to assist you in keeping your business ticking and to navigate your way through to recovery.
Check back in on this page regularly as further information and updates are provided.
In these unprecedented times, it is important that Government, Council and community work together to support each other through these difficult times. Council has initiated a range of support options and programs to support you.
Follow this link
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Information to access all updates and information available from Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting recovery in our communities and economy means being proud and proactive in promoting our local offerings, making connections and working together to rebuild. The Council is actively supporting the local community and business community through the establishment of a new place brand to promote the region through four key areas of focus: Live, Invest, Product and Visit.
Launched in 2016, work has progressively continued with developing a program that can support the community as a whole for enhancing the region’s profile. In 2020, Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new website where community, businesses, investors/developers, and visitors to our beautiful area can come together to celebrate and rejoice in what makes the Huon Valley such a unique, vibrant and versatile place to live, work, invest and visit.
The new Huon Valley website is a place for our businesses and community groups to reach more local people and visitors by helping showcase all our region has to offer.
Add your listing now on www.huonvalleytas.com – simply select ‘Register’ at the top of the page and create your account.
Read the media release: https://www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/add-your-listing-on-the-new-huon-valley-website/
To learn more about the Brand program, contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on
The Tasmanian Government website coronavirus.tas.gov.au is the single point of truth for current
government information relating to coronavirus. It includes facts and information about COVID-19 and how stay safe, as well as information for businesses, employees, travellers and visitors and will be updated when new advice or information becomes available.
Business Tasmania Hotline
1800 440 026 has been set-up so you can register the impact of COVID-19 on your business and call if you have immediate business concerns.
Business Tasmania website has the most up-to-date business information, including about the support available from the Tasmanian Government, such as grants, loans, fee relief and stimulus
Digital Ready for Business
Digital Ready for Business has a dedicated COVID-19 landing page providing a series of blog posts, factsheets and online coaching and Q&A sessions about the current digital business environment. You can also follow their Facebook page
Tourism Tasmania website has up-to-date information for the tourism industry on COVID-19.
Skills Tasmania website Train Now Fund is designed to support businesses and existing workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing subsidised training to:
- ensure employers who have urgent training needs can access funding
- improve the likelihood of businesses remaining sustainable
- increase the future productivity of the business to support economic recovery and growth
- increase the skill level and future employability of employees who remain with their employer, through completion of nationally recognised training.
typsy and The Tasmanian Hospitality Association
The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) is offering a helpful online training program through Typsy, free for any service-oriented business/service in the Huon Valley until 30 April, 2022.
The program also provides useful information to guide you through the WorkSafe COVID-19 Safety Plan process.
Normally this offer is only available to tourism and hospitality businesses, however the THA and Typsy are kindly offering this wonderful opportunity to any business or group in the valley to gain access to this unique online training tool.
Contact THA for more information on how you can access this free online training opportunity for yourself and your staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here: https://info.typsy.com/tha-covid-support-plan
Buy Something Tasmanian
The www.buysomethingtasmanian.com.au site is a collaboration between the Department of State Growth, Brand Tasmania and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), to create closer connections between Tasmanian entrepreneurs and consumers. At a time when there is necessity of maintaining a ‘contact-less’ economy, the site aims to provide a central place to discover local businesses and how to find them. Providing a free service for any business to list and promote themselves, the directory makes it easy for consumers to support local Tasmanian business.
Make Yourself at Home Tourism Intrastate Campaign
In collaboration with the ‘Buy Something Tasmanian’ website, the ‘Make Yourself at Home’ intrastate tourism marketing campaign aims to encourage Tasmanians to experience and enjoy the beauty of our own island state by getting out and relaxing right here in Tasmania. A cooperative effort between Tasmanian businesses, consumers, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), the Tasmanian Government, Brand Tasmania and Tourism Tasmania, the site provides a free resource for local tourism businesses to register and promote their businesses and experiences direct to consumers.
The Australian Government has announced a range of support for businesses, including employer and sole trader payments, JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs, credit support and payments for employers of trainees or apprentices.
Australian Tax Office
Australian Tax Office website has the most up-to-date information for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Support Info-line: 1800 806 218
- ATO Frequently asked questions
The Kingborough & Huon Business Enterprise Centre is Southern Tasmania’s leading facilitator of small and medium business enterprise development in Kingborough & the Huon Valley.
The Centre is local, non-profit and autonomous and is owned by the people and business community of the two regions, with offices in Kingston and Huonville.
The Centre is supported by the State Government, Kingborough Council and Huon Valley Council -is governed by a Board of local business people and representatives of community organisations.
A variety of webinars are available and free to access to all businesses
throughout the Huon Valley. Covering a range of topics, these short
sessions provide some valuable insights and helpful tips to help you and
your business thrive and survive.
The people of the Huon Valley are well known for their strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Council has launched its Stronger Together initiative as a way of working alongside all of our communities in recovery, supporting and building the capacity of individuals, communities, businesses and organisations.