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COVID-19 & Business

The City of Marion has taken a number of proactive steps in order to support and inform our business community. This has included the development of a COVID-19 business support page to ensure the latest information regarding our services available to the community, a designated COVID-19 Open for Business e-newsletter and our Southern Business Mentoring Program is now free, delivering additional consultation services as we help our business community to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

We are regularly monitoring updates in regards to COVID-19 and will act on all government issued advice accordingly. We are here to support our local business community so please look out for our regular updates.

Support services available include:

Many City of Marion businesses are still open for trading and we implore you to support local or online where you can.

Important Information for Business

The Federal and State Governments are providing information for businesses to manage the complexities of operating in the current environment.

The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Assistance includes:

  • Boosting cash flow for employers
  • Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses
  • Increasing the instant asset write-off
  • Backing business investment
  • Supporting apprentices and trainees

Information for business - Australian Government


To help drive the economy, secure jobs and support industry, the South Australian Government’s stimulus package will inject a total of $1 billion into our economy. Assistance includes:

  • $300 million Business and Jobs Support Fund
  • $250 million Community and Jobs Fund
  • Payroll tax relief
  • Fees and charges waived
  • Land tax relief
  • Cost of Living Concessions
  • Access to accrued leave for public service workforce

Information for business - South Australian Government

Changes to the Southern Business Mentoring Program

Our Southern Business Mentoring Program has undergone some changes to assist the business community in these uncertain times. Our mentors are now delivering additional consultation services as we help our business community to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

The current $20 fee per session will also be waived until 30 June 2020.

As a proactive community health measure in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), a decision has been made, to swap face-to-face advisory sessions with other forms of communication including skype, zoom and phone.

Open for Business Newsletter - Special Edition COVID-19

Economic Development Australia - Economic Recovery Hub

Navigating and accessing the most up-to-date information and resources can be challenging when the pressures of running a business in this current climate are perplexing. While many businesses still recover from these impacts, we are now faced with economic uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

EDA now has now released their knowledge hub, an online portal that doubles as a resource for practitioners, businesses, the community and those people working with effected communities. EDA will update and add to this hub on an on-going basis.

State Government Business Support

In addition to the State Government's $1 billion stimulus package, their COVID-19 business support page also provides assistance with:

  • the Economic Response Package
  • Managing your business through crisis
  • Supporting staff
  • Exports and imports
  • Practical advice and tips

Business SA COVID-19 Resources

Business SA has mobilised a range of initiatives to help businsesses survive this event – and ultimately thrive.

Their Employer Resource Guide is a comprehensive document containing essential information about COVID-19, workplace relations and work health and safety (WHS) matters.

Download the guide, or for more information from Business SA about how you can survive the threat of COVID-19, visit their Business SA COVID-19 home page

Insurance Council of Australia

On 11 March 2020 the Insurance Council of Australia declared COVID-19 an insurance catastrophe. Find out how insurance products including Business Interruption Insurance, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance may be responding to the impacts of the virus.

Local Business Associations

The City of Marion has two local business association, Southern Business Connections and the Hallett Cove Business Association. We encourage you to connect with these associations for information and support.

External Business Support Services

Personal Support

Additional support services available include: