Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Business Support Fund – Extension (Aug 2020)

To support businesses impacted by these restrictions, one-off grants will be made available to eligible businesses under the Business Support Fund – Expansion program:

  • $10,000 for employing businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in recognition of spending longer under restrictions
  • $5,000 for employing businesses in regional local government areas (except Mitchell Shire)

Applications for the program will be extended until 14 September 2020.

Federal Government JobKeeper Payment

JobKeeper is a fortnightly payment made by the ATO of $1,500 per eligible employee, for a maximum period of 6 months. This is available to business that have a turnover of less than $1 billion and their turnover will be reduced by more than 30 per cent relative to a comparable period a year ago OR a business that has a turnover of $1 billion or more and their turnover will be reduced by more than 50 per cent relative to a comparable period a year ago. Not-for-profit entities and self-employed individuals that meet the turnover criteria are eligible to apply.

Victorian Government Economic Survival Package

Health Information

The most accurate and up to date health information is available at Australian Government Department of Health website including a factsheet for travellers in both English and simplified Chinese.

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has issued specific advice for hotel staff and guests relating to the management of the coronavirus. It has issued a factsheet for hotel management and staff and for hotel guests at Hotels and Hotel Staff and Hotel Guests.

These factsheets include information about preventive action staff and guests should take.

Check the latest information from the relevant authorities, if you have questions or are concerned about the coronavirus.

Tourism Australia’s consumer website includes information on coronavirus and links to relevant websites where travellers can access the latest health and travel advice.

Business Support

The Federal Government has announced a stimulus package to assist businesses and individuals cope with the COVID-19 implications.
The two points of most relevance for operators will be

  1. Boosting cash flow for businesses with cash payments of up $25,000, for businesses with turnovers under $50 million, and 50% wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees.
  2. Delivering support for business investment by enhancing the instant asset write-off (lifting the threshold to $150 million) and a 15-month investment incentive by accelerating depreciation deductions to 50% of the asset cost.

Please ensure you read the Federal Government’s  Economic Response to the Coronavirus to ascertain where there may be some assistance available to you and your business
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a guide for employers to assist in managing your workforce and resources related to the financial impacts of the virus. Visit their website here.

Current alterations to business in the Grampians

Updated September 10th 2020

  • Harvest Café – Permanently Closed. Reopening under new name later in 2020
  • Halls Gap Zoo – hallsgapzoo.com.au – Closed
  • Pomonal Estate – Takeaway available
  • Dot and Frankie – dotandfrankie.com.au – Online sales
  • Livefast Café – Open for takeaway
  • Flame Brothers – Open for takeaway
  • Grampians Helicopters grampianshelicopters.com.au – Closed
  • Grampians Wine Tours – grampianswinetours.com.au – Closed
  • Montara Wines – montarawines.com.au – Closed
  • Grampians Olive Company – grampiansoliveco.com.au – Closed until Spring. Available for online sales
  • Bests Cellar Door – bestswines.com – Open for pick up, local delivery and online sales
  • Fallen Giants – fallengiants.com.au – Cellar Door Closed. Open for online sales
  • Grampians Edge Caravan Park – Closed
  • The Wander Inn – Closed
  • Halls Gap Hotel – Open for takeaway
  • Grampians Adventure Golf and MOCO Gallery – Closed
  • Brambuk Cultural Centre – Closed until further notice
  • Seppelt – seppelt.com.au – Online Sales
  • Salinger’s – Open for takeaway
  • Coola’s Ice Cream – Closed
  • Miners Ridge Winery – minersridge.com.au – Closed. Online Sales Available.
  • Dunkeld Caravan Park – Open
  • Barangaroo – barangaroowines.com.au – Closed
  • Norton Estate – nortonestate.com.au – Closed
  • Great Grampians Tours – Closed
  • Grampians Estate – grampiansestate.com.au – Online Sales
  • RUSS Studios – goldnsilvermine.com.au – Online Sales
  • Innerji Sound – innerjisoundandmassage.com.au – Closed
  • Kookaburra Hotel – Closed
  • Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland – Closed
  • Elite Equestrian Academy & Cottage Equus – Closed
  • Mountainside Wines and The Blue House – Online Sales
  • Grampians View B&B – Closed
  • Ansett Museum – Closed
  • Campes Motor Museum – Closed
  • Hamilton Art Gallery – Closed
  • HILAC – Closed
  • Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park – Closed
  • Lake Fyans Holiday Park – Closed
  • Big4 NRMA Holiday Park – Closed
  • Halls Gap Caravan Park – Closed
  • Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park – Closed
  • Cafe Catalpa – Takeaway orders
  • Spirit of Punjab – Takeaway orders
  • Dunkeld Old Bakery – Open for takeaway on Saturdays
  • Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. – Open for Takeaway on Fri & Sat
  • The Hamilton Hamper – Online Sales
  • Izzy’s Tavern – Takeaway
  • Roxburgh House – Takeaway and online sales
  • Izzy’s Café Dunkeld – Takeaway only
  • Royal Mail Hotel – Closed
  • Budget On The Lake – Closed
  • Hamilton Caravan Park – Closed
  • Hamilton Lakeside Motel- Closed
  • Hamilton Lonsdale Motel – Closed
  • Hamilton Townhouse – Closed
  • Lake Hamilton Motor Village & Caravan Park – Closed

Visitor Information Centres

  • Halls Gap – Email, Phone, Social and websites
  • Stawell – Email, Phone, Social and websites
  • St. Arnaud – Email, Phone, Social and websites
  • Dunkeld – Email, Phone, Social and websites
  • Hamilton – Email, Phone, Social and websites

At all other times visitors should call 1800 065 599 or visit www.visitgrampians.com.au