The City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Be.Bendigo is hosting a series of free webinars to provide valuable information and resources to help local businesses through the changing environment as a result of COVID-19.

Businesses registering for the webinar will also be encouraged to send questions relating to the topics under discussion.

The webinars will be held every Tuesday at 12 noon. The topics and dates may be subject to change

Joe Ciancio Managing Director from Maxsum Consulting hosted: Talking COVID-19 – Navigating cybersecurity – Critical IT security steps on Tuesday May 19 2020 at 12pm. The webinar tackled critical IT security measures that have been missed to get remote ready and how to fix them now. Find out what’s missing from your remote working set-up that is leaving your data, your people and your business more exposed than ever.

Joe Ciancio from Maxsum Consulting hosted: Talking COVID-19 -Phishing for love, masks and money – A look at how phishing has changed during the pandemic and how to spot new threats with the right cybersecurity on Tuesday May 26 2020. This webinar explained what you and your team need to be looking out for and how your business can actually use this as an opportunity to start getting cybersecurity right in your business.

Briana Cowan from Mingle Media hosted: Talking COVID-19 – Marketing on social media during a crisis on Tuesday June 9 2020. With Australians turning to social media more than ever to feel connected during COVID-19, it is important that your brand/business continues to be present in the newsfeed. Even if you are not trading or trading at a reduced rate, there is still enormous opportunity to market your business.

Briana Cowan from Mingle Media hosted: Talking COVID-19 – Building a social media strategy beyond the pandemic on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Looking beyond the current situation, how will you get people buying your products and services again? Social Media is an important platform to market your business! When done correctly with a strategy, the results can be incredible. In this webinar, you will learn how to build a social media strategy, we will cover off objectives, content pillars and your target market.

Joe Ciancio from Maxsum Consulting hosted: Talking COVID-19 – How to use COVID-19 Stimulus Packages to make IT lemonade and hit the ground running on the other side of COVID-19 on Tuesday July 7 2020. With the numerous stimulus packages announced by the Federal Government, discover how you can use some of these incentives to update, upgrade or maybe even transform your IT infrastructure to put you in the most competitive position possible on the other side of COVID-19.

Navigating government support and cash flow management

Katherine Hietbrink from Robertson Hyetts Solicitors and Conveyancers hosted: Talking COVID-19 – Navigating challenges through employment law on Tuesday, May 5 2020 at 12 noon.

Anna Doughan from Robertson Hyetts Solicitors and Conveyancers hosted: Talking COVID-19 – Commercial Leasing and Contracts on Tuesday May 12 2020 at 12pm. The webinar covered leasing and contracts, landlord and tenant issues.

COVID-19 Update – Business Support Information

Support Builds for Businesses Through Lockdown

Extended Lockdown 5.0

Cash Support For Victorian Businesses During Lockdown

Victorian Government Metro Melbourne/Regional Vic Postcode checker

Covid-19 Regional restrictions eased June 2021

7 Day circuit breaker restrictions May 2021

Business Victoria – A dedicated hotline can be contacted on 13 22 15

Australian Government


Grants & Assistance

DHHS Website – Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 for those who suspect they may have the Coronavirus

Job Victoria – jobs matching support

Working for Victoria

Fair Work 

Keeper Package Update

Landlord & Tenant Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources for business