Support for Local Businesses

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty for us all. The City of Bayswater is doing all that we can to support local businesses.

Council has already reallocated funding from the recent cancellation of three of the City’s community events, and future rounds of two of the City’s grants programs, towards supporting local business manage this situation.

Helping local businesses adapt during this time is vital and we are committed to doing so. We can help you move business online and/or alfresco and will support you every step of the way.


    Let us help you promote your business

    Buy in Baysie is our online platform, designed to help people far and wide purchase everything from food, homewares, books, gifts - anything - from businesses in our local community.

    If you're online, or offering delivery or pick-up options, let us know your businesses details, and with your permission we can help promote these to the entire community.

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    Resources for support

    Small business support

    General small business support is available - Contact the SBDC or call 133 140

    Government support

    Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses at or call 13 28 46.

    Information for employers

    Information for employers at Department of Health Information for employers or call 1800 020 080 or 131 450 if you require translating or interpreting services.

    Employment and wages

    Free help is available for business owners with employment and wages queries and issues - Fair Work Helpline or call 1300 853 591.

    Working from home

    If you're temporarily working from home because of the Coronavirus and your normal work place is not at home, you do not need a home office registration from the City.

    A home office registration is required for people who are self-employed and work from home on a permanent basis. A home office registration is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting the home office registration form to the City via the link below:,-permits-and-guidelines/home-based-businesses

    Home occupations and home businesses which entail customers coming to your property (eg. a home beauty business) still require planning approval.  For further information please contact the City's Development Approvals on 9272 0921.

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