Business operations

If you’re able to continue operating your business, then no doubt your business has changed. Some businesses are experiencing peak demand, some have seen a downturn, some are changing the way they operate, and some are no longer able to operate.

What will it take to stay open?

We want to make sure that you are aware of the current business restrictions and guidelines for your industry – see the latest Tasmanian government updates on business restrictions. It’s important that you are able to make an informed decision about your continued operations.


As your business changes, you need to continue to communicate with your customers and clients. If you are staying open but providing restrictions, changing the way you deliver services, or closing your doors, you can use your website, social media and newsletters to make sure they know what is going on.

Risk management

The Australian Government provides an excellent resource on risk management for your business. Thinking through the consequences of things going wrong and planning what to do will help you feel more in control and make your response time faster and more effective. Visit the risk management page.

Tools, information and resources

Business Tasmania

Business Tasmania has some excellent guidelines for continuing to operate your business.

Hobart City Council’s advice for food businesses

The council has provided advice for food businesses, which will largely apply throughout the state.