The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a dominating factor for the past few weeks. The Australian Government, on the advice of health officials, have implemented a range of changes in order to try to slow the outbreak of COVID-19 and stay ahead of the curve. It is therefore important for businesses to prepare and adequately respond as COVID-19 continues to develop, both in Australia and globally.

Navigating and accessing the most up-to-date information and resources can be challenging with the pressures of running a business in this current climate. We have developed this one-stop-shop suite of support services including resources, funding sources and links to help your business.

For information relating to how specific council services are being affected visit the City of Onkaparinga's COVID-19 information page.


Funding Opportunities


The Australian Federal Government has announced the $17.6 Billion stimulus package, providing assistance to businesses, households and the regions. The package includes one-off cash grants as well as other support such as providing small businesses access to a maximum of $25,000 over six months.

Our Funding Finder (powered by Grant Guru) provides full summaries of what’s available all in one place as it’s announced. Plus, other grants you may not know existed.

Southern Business Mentoring Program


Now FREE for businesses until 30 June 2020, the Southern Business Mentoring Program is aimed at helping businesses with the many challenges facing businesses currently. Our team of advisers includes experts in the areas of general business advice, strategic marketing, digital specialists, export and international trade, innovation and human resources. Shortly we will be including services relating to grant writing and business owner health and wellbeing.

Resource links


Federal, state and local governments are all providing support for small businesses who are affected by novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have created a COVID-19 Business Resource Guide with links and support to help your business. This document will be updated regularly as developments come to hand.

Local jobs board directory


We understand that job security is being affected at the moment in some industries, so we have compiled a list of local job providers, agencies and recruiters to assist job seekers in our community.

COVID-19 Business Support e-news