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City of Darebin

Business support line

Call 8470 8888 and select the option for the business support line service open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri (except public holidays).

Refunded fees

Council resolved to waive Footpath Trading Permit fees for traders between the 1st March 2020 and 30th June 2021. A four-month refund has been processed and will be provided to all current permit holders in early May, with the renewal of 2020-21 permits to be sent in early July free of charge.

Suspended fees

Businesses who have paid their 2020 Food Act or Public Health & Wellbeing Act Registrations will be credited a free registration 16-month registration, until April 2022. You will still need to apply to renew your registration via a new online portal, however there will be no fees. Please ensure you have provided your email address to Council’s Health Protection Unit so we can activate your portal access later in 2020. For businesses requiring urgent financial assistance who wish to register their interest in a pro rata refund of their current 2020 Food Act, or Public Health and Wellbeing Act registrations, please contact health@darebin.vic.gov.au.

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Other support

Darebin Business Webinar Series – Industry Experts EOI
To support businesses Darebin City Council is running a series of free webinars on a range of useful skills. Book your free place today.

Counselling
Darebin City Council opened their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to businesses owners and their employees so you can reach out for information and counselling.

Online counselling resources
You can now log in for free to their EAP supplier, Converge International, and view a range of helpful resources.  Visit their website and on the ‘Portal Login’ link (in top right corner). Use the below information to gain access.

Username: darebinbusiness
Password: converge

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