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As the State moves into the recovery phase of COVID-19, it is important to be aware of how the pandemic has changed the operations of your business. Use the resources on this page to ensure that your business is following the most up-to-date legislation, training and advice from relevant government bodies.


Latest City of Belmont Assistance

The City of Belmont wants to assist local businesses to reopen or recover from the impact of COVID-19. With the launch of the new COVID-19 Belmont Business Innovation Grant, the City has made it easier than ever for local businesses to apply and receive a grant for up to $2000*.

To get started just tell us how you plan to adapt or innovate your current business activities.

Click here to apply.


Promote your Business

City of Belmont businesses can promote their goods and services to the City’s community via submitting their details to the City's Business Directory or the Belmont Business Talk Facebook Group.


As the State moves into the recovery phase of COVID-19, it is important to be aware of how the pandemic has changed the operations of your business. Use the resources on this page to ensure that your business is following the most up-to-date legislation, training and advice from relevant government bodies.


Latest City of Belmont Assistance

The City of Belmont wants to assist local businesses to reopen or recover from the impact of COVID-19. With the launch of the new COVID-19 Belmont Business Innovation Grant, the City has made it easier than ever for local businesses to apply and receive a grant for up to $2000*.

To get started just tell us how you plan to adapt or innovate your current business activities.

Click here to apply.


Promote your Business

City of Belmont businesses can promote their goods and services to the City’s community via submitting their details to the City's Business Directory or the Belmont Business Talk Facebook Group.

  • Food Businesses

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    18 May 2020

    To continue to operate or safely re-open following closure due to COVID-19, a food business must:

    Note: As part of the City's COVID-19 financial assistance package, the City will not be charging the annual food business audit fees for the financial year 2020/2021.

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  • Sport and Recreation Businesses

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    18 May 2020

    To continue to operate or safely re-open following closure due to COVID-19, a sport or recreation business must:

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  • Other Businesses

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    18 May 2020

    To continue to operate or safely re-open following closure due to COVID-19, a business must:

    • comply with conditions outlined in the COVID Safety Guidelines — please read these before completing your plan
    • complete a COVID Safety Plan
    • display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate in a visible location on the premises — this is included in the plan
    • maintain a minimum of 2 square metres per person
    • maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning

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  • City of Belmont Support for Businesses

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    18 May 2020

    Belmont Business COVID Innovation Grant

    Reopening or recovering from the impact of COVID-19 will require many local businesses to make changes to the services and products they offer.

    The City of Belmont want to help with the launch of the new COVID-19 Belmont Business Innovation Grant. We have made it easier than ever for local businesses to apply and receive a grant for up to $2000*.

    To get started just tell us how you plan to adapt or innovate your current business activities.

    Click here to apply.


    Advisory Sessions

    The City of Belmont has partnered with Business Foundations to deliver complimentary one-on-one advisory sessions to provide guidance regarding business challenges during COVID-19. Business Foundations can offer the service online or over the phone if required. Advisors will spend an hour with each business providing tailored advice. The three sessions will be broken up as follows:

    Session 1 – Strategic review of:

    • Business continuity plan
    • 6 month cash-flow forecast
    • Occupation health and safety for staff/employment obligations

    Session 2 – Cashflow and expenditure review:

    • Identification of financial pressures in the business and steps to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the bottom line

    Session 3 – Sales and marketing review:

    • Sales channels and identification new opportunities
    • Packaging of products in new ways
    • Identifying adjacent markets

    Please note that only a limited number of places are available for eligible businesses.

    If you are a hospitality business, the City of Belmont has partnered with Canford Hospitality Consultants to offer you a free, one-on-one advisory service. This is a unique opportunity to seek expert advice and benefit from an independent and impartial review. This advisory session will comprise of a pre-visit questionnaire, site visit, desktop review (including a review of lease documents and profit & loss statements) and a one-on-one virtual meeting with recommendations that consider:

    • A review of your business’ product/services and processes prior to March 2020
    • Potential new avenues/models of business
    • How to prepare your business for recovery

    To register your interest for either of these business advice services, please contact the Economic and Community Development Team on via phone 9477 7222 or email business@belmont.wa.gov.au


    Business Directory

    Our Business Directory gives businesses the opportunity to advertise their normal or modified services and connect our community with what's open locally. If you are a business in the City of Belmont submit an application to our Business Directory here.


    The Belmont Business Innovation Grant

    The Belmont Business Innovation Grant (BBIG) program is designed to encourage the development of new and innovative practices and products in small businesses in the City of Belmont.

    Grants up to a maximum of $10,000 are available to businesses that are based in the City of Belmont with 20 or fewer full time employees. BBIG funding could support a stand-alone project or part of a larger one. Home based businesses meeting eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

    Applications are currently open. Click here to learn more.

    Further details for this service and for assistance from the City of Belmont please contact the Economic and Community Development Team via phone (9477 7222) or email (business@belmont.wa.gov.au).