We Are Here to Support You!
Denmark Chamber of Commerce is working daily to help connect and inform you of up-to-date information via our website, e-news and social media. Stay connected anytime by using the following links:
General Inquiries and Support
Business Links and News
DCC social media connects you to up-to-date news and links for all things business as well as Chamber events and news. If you don’t follow us, you are missing out on local information for your local business.
Local Business Updates and News
We love to share your business updates and news! Discover Denmark is a social media platform that connects both locals and visitors to your business.
Food and Drinks Guide
We love local and while these folks are still open, please do what you can to support them. Please visit our new web page to see what services are available in our food and drinks businesses.
Retail and Services Guide
Similar to the Food and Drinks Guide, we now have a retail and services guide. Please visit our new web page to see what retail and services are available.
*Please update us on any changes to your opening hours or service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Local Business Support
Business Great Southern
The team at Business Great Southern offers a wide range of individualised support, mostly for free! They are our number one suggested source for knowledge and support!
BGS have created a COVID-19 Business Hotline where people can book in directly:
The Shire of Denmark
The Shire of Denmark is also working to support Denmark’s many and varied businesses. They are available to provide support and help guide you through the various hurdles you may be facing with your business.
Key personnel to contact:
Kevina Richardson – Business Continuity Officer
Renee Wiggins – Community Engagement Officer
Denmark Community Resource Centre
The Denmark CRC is available to help with any Jobkeeper & Centrelink enquiries and also are managing community volunteer support.
Keep up to date
We encourage you to check in with the following sites regularly and follow their social media pages to ensure you receive the most accurate and up to date public health information and advice. Many of these sites have posters and resources you can download to share directly.
The Premier, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA is also releasing detailed daily updates on his Facebook page which is well worth following and sharing – giving correct information on the current COVID-19 status for Western Australia.
Government Stimulus and Support Packages
Please remember – always use information from credible sources like the Australian Government
CCIWA have developed this very informative COVID-19 Government Assistance Guide to explain what is available, who is eligible and how businesses can access the measures.
Important coronavirus updates: JobKeeper scheme and unpaid pandemic leave
There have recently been some changes to workplace laws to support employees and employers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Fair Work Act has been amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme (JobKeeper scheme) in Australian workplaces. These changes are temporary and will end on 28 September 2020.
The JobKeeper scheme helps employers significantly affected by coronavirus to keep paying their employees, by providing a subsidy administered by the Australian Tax Office. The changes also give eligible employers the ability to give certain directions to and make agreements with their eligible employees to help manage their business.
Unpaid pandemic leave & annual leave changes to awards
The Fair Work Commission has added a temporary new schedule into 99 awards to provide greater flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic. The temporary schedule gives employees:
- 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave
- the ability to take twice as much annual leave at half their normal pay if their employer agrees.
The schedule applies from an employee’s first full pay period on or after 8 April 2020 until 30 June 2020. Find out more at Unpaid pandemic leave & annual leave changes to awards.
The Fair Work Commission has also made other temporary changes to some awards to provide more flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak – see Temporary changes to workplace laws during coronavirus.
State system JobKeeper provisions
There are a range of specific rules and requirements about the state system JobKeeper provisions. The state system COVID-19 JobKeeper provisions page contains detailed information.
Commercial tenants, landlords and financial institutions are encouraged to talk about short term agreements. On top of that, this is the common set of principles agreed upon by the higher ups:
- Six month hold on evictions for commercial and residential tenancies in financial distress and unable to make their payments due to the impact of COVID-19
- Tenants and landlords are encouraged to agree on rent relief or temporary amendments to the lease by starting conversation or negotiations
- Ability for tenants to terminate leases and or seek mediation or conciliation on the grounds of financial distress
- Commercial property owners should ensure that any benefits received in respect of their properties should also benefit their tenants
More info will be released as the week goes on. Read more about it and keep an eye on things here.
Other helpful information
Take care of your mental health
Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing during the Covid19 pandemic is important and support is available.
For personal crisis and mental health support services you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 at any time. Go to the emergency support and assistance page for information about additional services that can help you.