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Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update

Read latest updates on our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Support for COVID-19 affected businesses


We’ve teamed up with the 2020 Regional Growth Summit to provide free tickets to all local businesses and anyone else in Warrnambool who’d like to attend this online event.
The summit aims to help small, medium and start-up businesses in regional Australia use technology to save time and money while attracting new customers and accessing new markets.

It’ll be presented digitally on Wednesday May 27.

There will be 16 awesome guest speakers and panel discussions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics from marketing to augmented reality, so feel free to jump in on the topics of particular interest to you, or watch the whole summit.
When registering, access your free ticket by using the code: WarrnamboolRGSPass


Warrnambool City Council's Stage 1 Covid-19 Response Plan

Warrnambool City Council’s Stage 1 COVID-19 Response Plan is designed to lessen the financial burden impacting residents, businesses and community groups.

Click Here to download the WCC Stage 1 Response to Covid-19 Document

Gradual easing of restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced a gradual easing of the restrictions, with people now being able to host up to 5 people in their home, and exercise with up to 10 people following social distancing rules.

More information can be found on the Premier's website:


Economic Survival Package

The Victorian Government has released a $1.7 billion economic survival package to help small and medium-sized businesses.

It includes a $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work.

For information and to apply, click here.


Marketing materials for Warrnambool businesses

Click the image below to download a series of Get Around Warrnambool images and messages that Warrnambool businesses are encouraged to use. 

Please feel free to download them and use them on your social media platforms or, where appropriate, display in or at your business.

Current Information on shutdown

The Australian Government has developed an app to keep you up to date with the COVID-19 outbreak. You can download it at the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

You can also subscribe to a Whats App messaging service by typing in your browser.

Restrictions on Non-essential services

The Australian Government has announced social distancing measures to protect the Australian community from the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions have been placed on a number of non-essential services.
Click here to read more


If your business is not affected by the shut down, you can do your bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the DHHS guidelines in the link below to keep yourself, your employees and your customers safe:


As well as posing significant health risks, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has and will continue to have a major impact on businesses and the economy.

We understand the deep concern businesses have regarding employee retention, revenue, health and safety matters as well as the ability to plan for further disruptions to trade.

This page outlines some of the resources and support services available to help local businesses and will be updated regularly.

If you’d prefer to speak with someone or if you have any questions, please call 5559 4800 and ask to be transferred to the Business Support Unit.

Sign up here for the WCC Business Support Newsletter

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