Franchise Council of Australia

COVID-19 Resources

FCA Support and Representation

Covid-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to franchise businesses, and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has engaged deeply at all levels of government both informally and formally during the pandemic, including:

  • facilitating COVID-safe business recovery by emphasising the specific assistance and regulatory changes needed by diverse business sectors
  • bringing bad commercial leasing practices and landlord misconduct to their attention and urging government intervention
  • reinforcing the need for fairness in application of operating rules across sectors
  • encouraging Federal Treasury and state governments to introduce or continue support for struggling businesses and workers facing unemployment
  • making submissions on specific issues to various state government small business departments on business restrictions, exemptions, customer registers and industrial relations

The FCA will continue to provide resources, representation and ongoing support to members during this pandemic.

Commercial Leasing Support

In 2021, both the NSW and Victorian Governments re-introduced commercial tenancy relief schemes for eligible tenants impacted by Covid-19.

Find out more about the NSW Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 here

Find out more about the Victorian Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme here

Mental Wellbeing Support Services

Beyond Blue offers advice on looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Government Information

Australian Government 

The Federal Government’s site provides the latest COVID‑19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies.

Find the latest COVID-19 government financial assistance and support for Australian businesses here.

State and Territory Governments

For information for businesses about COVID-19 provided by Australia’s State and Territory Governments, please click on the links below.

Victorian Government information

New South Wales Government information

Queensland Government information

South Australian Government information

Western Australian Government information

Tasmanian Government information

Northern Territory Government information

ACT Government information