In 2020, Merri-bek City Council worked to support local food businesses to become COVID-19 compliant by providing a limited number of businesses with their choice of compliance items from the table below, to the value of $500. 

Thank you to all businesses who participated in this program.

In total we received 43 requests and 36 eligible businesses were supported.  36 compliance packs were distributed, supporting our food and hospitality businesses, as well as supporting a range of local business suppliers.

We still have a supply of contactless thermometers for local businesses who employ more than 5 people.

Food and hospitality businesses can continue to contact the Business Support Hotline, if you require any further advice or support.


Business Eligibility

To be eligible for this initiative, your business must:

1. have an ABN;
2. trade from a shopfront in Merri-bek;
3. be registered by Council's Environmental Health Unit;
4. be free of outstanding acquittals, debts or financial disputes with Merri-bek City Council (unless approved by Council);
5. not be a gaming venue; and
6. not be the recipient of a Merri-bek City Council Boost for Business grant.

Register Now

There are a limited number of places available in this initiative. If your business is eligible, Register Your Interest.

For More Information

If you have questions or need further information, please email or call (03) 8311 4131.

Available COVID-19 Compliance Items





Face Shield

A clear face shield

Pack of 20

$96.00 per pack

  • Australian made
  • Anti-fog PET construction
  • Ergonomic comfort
  • Adjustable fitting
  • 100% recyclable
  • TGA registered
  • HPV compliant
  • Zero-waste manufacturing


Hand & Surface Sanitiser Spray

An image of a spray bottle of santisser

Single unit

$13.00 per unit

  • 500ml
  • 80% alcohol
  • Manufactured to WHO standards


Reusable Face Mask

An image of a reusable mask (front on, and side on)

Single unit

$23 per unit

  • Reusable fabric mask
  • 3 layers
  • Inner pocket filter pocket
  • Hemp organic cotton
  • Washable/reusable

Disposable Face Masks

An image of a reusable face mask

Pack of 50

$37.00 per pack

  • Neutral blue colour
  • Triple-layer protection

Acrylic Sneeze Guard
Image of clear sneeze guard

Single unit

$109.00 per unit

  • Barrier against sneeze/ cough droplets
  • Size: 800 x 600mm
  • 6mm thickness
  • Freestanding design
  • Includes 2 x support foots
  • Minimal assembly required

Berrcomon No-contact Thermometer
Image of electronic forehead thermometer

Single unit

$136.00 per unit

  • Reliable and fast
  • Stable measurement
  • Audible alarm if temperature is more than 38 degrees
  • 3-colour backlight LCD
  • Automatic power-off to conserve energy

Floor Decal: “Please wait here”

Floor decal which reads Please wait here

Single unit

$8.00 per unit

  • 30cm circle design
  • Self-adhesive
  • Anti-slip laminate

Window Sticker: “Please wear a face mask”

Sticker on a window reads Please wear a face mask

Single unit

$5.00 per unit

  • A4 size
  • Removable
  • Self-adhesive


Window Sticker: “Open For Takeaway”

Window sticker reads Open for takeaway

Single unit

$15.00 per unit

  • 45 x 45cm size
  • Removable
  • Self-adhesive


Poster Variety Pack – Keep Safe During COVID-19

Wall poster reads Stop the spread

Poster reads Good hygiene is in your hands

Wall poster reads Keep that cough under cover

Poster reads Keeping your distance

COVID-19 safe poster in multiple languages

5 posters per pack

Free (Each participating business will receive 1 x Poster Variety Pack)

  • 150gsm-coasted stock
  • Single-side printing
  • Includes multi-language poster

Participating Suppliers

Space Tank Studios logoClassic Colour Copying logoCedar hospitality logoBrunswick Industries Association logoKuwaii black logo on white background