Business and industry support

Business support

Moreton Bay Regional Council and local programs

Easing of Queensland business restrictions for coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Queensland Government has developed a plan to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) business restrictions to ensure businesses can reopen in a way that increases business activity but does not compromise the health of customers, staff and the community.

MBRC stimulus package
$5 million for grants to community groups and clubs, $1 million refund on food licensing fees for businesses and $2 million in accelerated asset maintenance work. Businesses that haven't yet done so are urged to register with Council’s supplier marketplaces through our supplier portal.

MBRC Local Preference Policy
Council has updated its Procurement Policy to proactively support Local Businesses, through ‘Local Preference’, ensuring local businesses are considered in all future procurement activities. Read the story for more information or check the policy(PDF, 134KB) for specific conditions. 

Regional Arts Development Fund: Continue Creating quick response grant
If you are an emerging or established artist, you may be eligible for a Continue Creating grant to continue your professional development, production of new work, and engagement with new audiences during COVID-19. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

Moreton Bay Jobs (RDA - Moreton Bay)
Job portal operated by Regional Development Australia - Moreton Bay where businesses can list vacancies.

Latest updates for local businesses (Business Moreton Bay Region)
Information and support available to businesses operating in the Moreton Bay Region.

Employee Assistance Program extended to tourism and hospitality operators (MBRIT)
Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism has extended its Employee Assistance Program, delivered by MAX Solutions, to eligible businesses operating in the Moreton Bay Region.

State Government grants and programs

Small Business Skills Hub 
The Small business Skills Hub has been developed by GO1.com to deliver free online training and learning opportunities to you and your staff. With support from the Queensland Government, COVID-19 impacted small businesses can currently access a library of hundreds of courses entirely for free for a limited time.

Skills Focus Queensland 
Skills Focus Queensland is available to Queensland residents whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. Here, yu can access a library of online training courses for professional development to up-skill yourself for employment. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder
If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief.  Use this tool to discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian governments.

Business Queensland - Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Find Coronavirus information and assistance for business from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Will be updated following Queensland and Australian Government announcements.

Federal government support and programs 

Coronavirus Information and Support for Business (Australian Government)
Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses. Site will be updated as new information is available.

COVID-19 information for workplaces
Help and advice from Safe Work Australia on making and keeping your business or industry a COVID-19 safe workplace.

Jobs Hub 
While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.  The Australian Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work via its new Jobs Hub.