Business Resilience Officer at EAGA - Eastern Alliances of Greenhouse Action

Business Energy Savers Program

Are you a small business? Do you want to save on your energy bills and be more sustainable?

Then this new Victorian Government energy saver program is for you. A bonus of up to $2000 per business is available for a range of eligible upgrades. These may include the replacement of inefficient electric hot water systems, upgrading to more efficient reverse cycle air-conditioners or installing energy-efficient fridges or LED lights. The bonus amount depends on the upgrade and can reduce the cost of installation by up to 85-95%.

By registering your interest on our website, you will be contacted by our selected panel of providers who will provide you with a free quote.

We want to hear from you! The Energy Savers team is here to help you if you have any esquires on business energy efficiency. More details and registration is here:

Now Open: Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

The Victorian Government is always looking for more ways to support more businesses in need. That’s why the Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will assist eligible small and medium businesses:

  • whose operations have been severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place between 27 May 2021 and August 2021
  • that have experienced at least a 70% reduction in turnover as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, and
  • that are ineligible for other key COVID-19 Victorian Government business grant programs that have been announced since 27 May 2021.

The program offers grants of $10,000 to eligible small and medium businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses.

It’s specifically designed to help businesses that are able to operate but that have a significantly reduced customer base due to the restrictions, such as pharmacists located in the CBD or manufacturers supplying closed venues, and those whose orders and bookings have been cancelled due to restrictions, such as catering businesses.

More information, is available at 

Project Manager - Knox Council

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund provides $10,000 grants for eligible small and medium businesses that have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70 per cent. Businesses that have received funding under any of the Victorian Government COVID-19 support packages launched on or after 27 May 2021 are not eligible for a grant under this program. Businesses are encouraged to check the eligibility for this program before applying.

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Coordinator- Bayswater Business Precinct - Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges Council

Bayswater North- Covid Exposure Sites

Please see recent updates for exposure sites in Bayswater North and follow State advice.

Tier 1 Exposure sites

Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a COVID-19 test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. You should also contact the Department of Health on 1300 651 160.

Tier 2 Exposure sites

Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Continue to monitor for symptoms, get tested again if symptoms appear.

SDI Australia – Another Great Local

SDI Australia, a family business, grew from humble beginnings to now employing hundreds of locals, manufacturing thousands of specialised dental equipment. And I’m so proud that it’s located in the very heart of the Bayswater Business Precinct!
So well regarded are SDI, they were recently successful in the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Global Gateway Grants program, meaning they will be sharing in over $280,000 to a handful of great local businesses.
My thanks to Samantha for the personal guided tour, and for the hospitality of everyone there. Can’t wait to see them go from success to success!

Electric Vehicles Leading The Way Locally

It’s no secret I love getting out and about to our local businesses – but it’s always an added bonus when I get to ride an electric bike!
My thanks to the team at EVS – Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd for hosting me and giving me a crash course in what you do (luckily the crash part didn’t extend to my jaunt on the bike)
It was great to celebrate their recent successful Technology Adaption and Innovation Fund grant application – courtesy of the Andrews Labor Government, as well!
Established in 2004, and located in Knoxfield, Electric Vehicles specialise in personal electric transport solutions – and their passion for not just the environment, but their whole team, was evident.
I’m always proud to represent great businesses like this – and I’m always going to go into bat for them. Keep up the great work!

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two & Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund

Applications are now open for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension and the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension. The extended programs give eligible businesses that did not apply in June, or have since become eligible, an opportunity to apply for the equivalent of July Top-Up Payments.

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension

Details on full eligibility criteria, program guidelines, how to apply and FAQs are available at Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension

Details on full eligibility criteria, program guidelines and FAQs are available at Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension

Applications are open until 11:59pm 13 August 2021.

Businesses seeking advice can be directed to the Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15

ASC in Bayswater are hiring

Automation Systems & Controls in Bayswater are hiring.

Sales and Purchasing Administrator


  • Answering Incoming Calls
  • Actioning emails
  • Attending to Counter Sales and Enquiries
  • Processing Customer Purchase Orders
  • Supporting Component sales from a Technical perspective
  • Organising deliveries
  • Ordering parts and liaising with Suppliers
  • Working with Accounting Packages
  • Working within AroFlo relative to Projects, Quotations, Tasks and BOMs
  • Product identification and sourcing
  • Ensuring that competitive pricing is secured for components procured
  • Maintaining Warehouse stock bays
  • Assisting with Stock takes

      Applicant must have the following attributes;

  • Customer focussed
  • Willingness to learn the technical side of our business
  • Great time management and organisational skills
  • Enjoy being part of a team and assisting others where they can
  • Have a proactive attitude

All enquiries must be sent to:

Franchise Manager - Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank insurance promotion

Take out an eligible Bendigo Bank insurance policy and you could win a brand new Kia Rio!*

To get a quote, call us on 9729 0122 or visit

Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Grant opportunities

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with:

  • business-to-business collaboration at their core and/or
  • business-to-research collaboration at their core.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Collaboration Stream are to:

  • Foster collaboration between businesses, research organisations, investors and other parties to realise transformation in Australia’s manufacturers towards higher value added segments of the manufacturing ‘smile curve’
  • Support manufacturers to work together to build manufacturing networks and ecosystems, unlock complementary capabilities, overcome barriers to scale and grow, and access global markets
  • Support long-term job creation and a more highly skilled workforce in the Australian manufacturing sector
  • Increase investment in Australian manufacturing, particularly in high-value added activities
  • Increase manufacturing capability, business acumen, knowledge diffusion and expertise.
  • For more information on eligibility please read the Grant opportunity guidelines.


Applications will open on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

To apply, go to