Support for Business

Council provides support to businesses via grants, seminars, workshops and access to one on one business mentoring services.

Grant Funding Opportunities

Current grant funding opportunities available to Mansfield Shire businesses and community groups.

Business Continuity Template

Creating a (DOCX, 79KB)Business Continuity Plan(PDF, 275KB)  can assist you in navigating your business safely and successfully through crucial incidents or disasters. Use this template to guide your planning- considering risks and impact, insurance, communications, employees, locations, supply chain management and data management.

Workshops and Seminars

Conducted throughout each year, Council partners with Mansfield District Business Association, Small Business Victoria and other government agencies to facilitate a range of workshops and seminars covering topics such as:

  • Marketing and Marketing Strategy Workshops
  • Funding / Grant Opportunities
  • Online strategy and Digital Adaptation
  • Tailored one on one mentoring via Business Recovery Advisory Services and The Victorian Small Business Bus.

Contact us to receive information about upcoming business development events.

Monitoring Our Economy

Mansfield Shire Councils Economic Development Team conducts a survey for Mansfield Shires business and industry sectors each year.  This local business survey seeks information from business and industry to assist council to better understand market needs across the sectors.  The information gained also assists in advocacy, planning and accessing resources for training and to guide policy decisions that impact future projects.

The results can also :

(a) assist by informing individual businesses with their own data against other similar businesses within the district and region

(b) inform Council with primary business data – both qualitative and quantitative, to assist with:

  • strategic planning
  • identification of business gaps or opportunities
  • funding application information

The results of the survey can also provide confidential data, specific to individual participating businesses to enable them to see their results and answers in comparison to their sectors.

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Mansfield Shire Council has a key role to play as an advocate for local industry, its representatives and stakeholders, residents, ratepayers and visitors. Click on the links below to view our submissions.

(PDF, 393KB)Water For Victoria Discussion Paper Submission(PDF, 393KB)

(PDF, 340KB)Control Of Invasive Animals On Crown Land Submission(PDF, 340KB)

(PDF, 923KB)Climate Smart Agricultural Development Project Summary(PDF, 923KB)

(PDF, 13MB)Lake Eildon Receational Boat Facilities Improvement Plan(PDF, 13MB)

(PDF, 3MB)Lake Eildon Land and On Water Management Plan(PDF, 3MB)

(PDF, 326KB)Fisheries Victoria Regulatory Impact Statement Submission(PDF, 326KB)

Business Networks in the Mansfield Shire 

Mansfield District Business Association

Mansfield Winemakers

Mansfield Producers Inc

Need more assistance for your business?

Australian Taxation Office

Business Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Regional Development Victoria

Good Access = Good Business

Learn more about making your business safe and accessible for all customers and staff. Download a copy of our free accessibility guide and support people with a disability in our community.

Good Access = Good Business Guide 8MB PDF(PDF, 8MB)

Good Access = Good Business Checklist 360KB PDF(PDF, 361KB)