Thursday, 13 February 2020

Small business operators in the  Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland areas will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on the following dates:


Wed 18/3/20 Morwell Latrobe City Council, 141 Commercial Road Morwell 3840
Thu 19/3/20 Warragul In front of the West Gippsland Arts Centre, Cnr Smith St & Albert Street
Wed 24/6/20 Traralgon Outside DELWP Office, 71 Hotham Street Traralgon 3844 TBA


This comes as part of the assistance offered by the Andrews Labor Government, from cuts to payroll tax to mentoring and advice services.

This support for small business has contributed to Victoria being the best state in Australia in which to build a small business.

Through the bus the small business mentoring specialists provide advice in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. These experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior business management roles.

In 2019, 1,176 small businesses accessed the small business bus’s free on-board mentoring. Small Business Victoria ran a further 264 practical workshops for small business owners, helping 4,561 business owners develop new skills.

This year’s program will take information and services to towns across the state, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support.

The Small Business Bus will be located at the locations listed above from 10am to 4pm.

Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book a session, visit or call Small Business Victoria on
13 22 15.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Adam Somyurek

“Regardless of whether you’re thinking about starting a small business or are already well established, the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus will be there to help you grow and thrive.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The Small Business Bus is a fantastic way for local businesses to access expert face-to-face advice across Victoria.”

“This program plays an important part in providing Victorians with greater access to government support services to encourage business and jobs growth across the state.”