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Maroondah Council - Women on the Go 2022

Take some time out to connect and learn with like-minded business women at Women on the Go: Step Ahead.

Four local business women will share their secrets to business success to inspire you to reset and discover new tips and insights to running a successful business while maintaining a work-life balance.

Register below to enjoy networking opportunities with other women in business and morning tea.

Register now for Women on the Go

Expressions of Interest Open for Stallholders and Food Vendors

Taking place on 16th October (Sunday) in Rowville, Stringybark Festival is an annual event celebrating all things homemade, home grown and upcycled in the City of Knox.

Food vendors, stallholders, performers and artists can apply now to take part in Stringybark Festival.

Apply to be a food vendor or stallholder

Free Outdoor Activation Resources

As a part of our Outdoor Activation Projects, Knox Council is giving out (via order form) resources to attract customers to retail centres. 
Resources available to businesses include:

  • fairy lights (box of 500)
  • hand sanitiser stands, and
  • graffiti removal kits. 

The Economic Development team have plenty of stock for businesses.

Find out more about Outdoor Activation in Knox

Order your free resources here

Wage Subsidies for Small Business

Wage subsidies of up to $20,000 per employee are available now, to support businesses to hire new staff or increase hours for current workers.

As an employer the Jobs Victoria Fund can financially support you to employ people who have been most affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic – by hiring new staff or increasing hours for existing employees.

Find out more about wage Subsidies

Small Business Ventilation Program

The $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program will help eligible public-facing small businesses to improve building ventilation in areas accessible to customers and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

A business can apply for both a Ventilation Rebate and a Ventilation Grant. 

Apply for a ventilation grant or rebate

Paid Training for Hospitality Jobs

Jobs Victoria is supporting small and medium sized businesses to recruit and train 500 jobseekers to address staff shortages.

Jobs Victoria has partnered with the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) to support people looking for work into hospitality jobs throughout Victoria.

Workers will receive paid hospitality training such as food handling, barista and responsible service of alcohol training, uniforms and tools of the trade. 

Find out more about training support

For further assistance, please contact Economic Development via email: or call 9298 8000.