Business support and resources

We provide a range of initiatives and resources to support and develop local businesses within the Kingston community.

To stay connected and keep up to date with the latest business news, subscribe to our Kingston Business eNewsletter

COVID-19 support

COVID-19 resources for businesses can be found at Coronavirus Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services

Outdoor activations

We’re supporting local businesses to establish and expand their outdoor trading, with a number of outdoor activations available to Kingston businesses.

Visit Outdoor Dining for more information on footpath trading and outdoor dining pop ups.

Mentoring

Are you looking to take the next step in your business but not sure how? A business mentor can help.

The Mentor Partners Program is a free, confidential service where experienced, volunteer business mentors provide advice for local business owners.

Apply for the program.

Sustainability

We work on a variety of programs and partnerships which help businesses to reduce costs, along with their impact on the environment. 

These include:

We have also developed a Sustainable Business Network, which provides a forum for businesses to explore sustainable initiatives and opportunities. To find out more, contact the Kingston Business team at business@kingston.vic.gov.au

Kingston B-Well

Kingston B-Well is a partnership between Kingston's Business team and Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS).

The initiative provides free health and wellbeing information to any business in Kingston, including: 

  • Health training
  • Wellbeing events, webinars and activities
  • Corporate health discounts
  • Health campaigns, fact sheets, posters and resources
  • Tailored workplace health programs

For more information, and to learn more about how your business can access the Kingston B-Well tailored program, visit Central Bayside Community Health Services.

Additional resources for businesses

Business Victoria – Get the guidance, services, grants and skills you need to start, run and transform your business.

Victorian Small Business Commission - offers low-cost dispute resolution services, including mediation, and champions the rights of small businesses.

Consumer Affairs Victoria – Manages the rights and responsibilities of consumers and traders, registers or licences businesses, develops codes of practice for industry, resolves disputes with traders or consumers, and prosecutes a trader where there is evidence of a breach of the law.

Australian Taxation Office – Lodge your activity statement, pay online, lodge file-based reports and update your business details.

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman - supporting small businesses and family enterprises to grow and thrive.

Federal Government Support – Information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre – a high tech co-working facility located in Mulgrave for innovators, founders and venture builders.

Holmesglen Institute - New Business Assistance - providing small business management training, financial support and mentorship.

Contact us

To contact Kingston's Business team, email business@kingston.vic.gov.au