Who we are

The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) aims to create a fair and competitive environment for Victorian small business to operate, grow and prosper through its four functions – advocacy, dispute resolution, monitoring and engagement.

The new Commission commenced on 1 July 2017.

 

 

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Real-life examples

Small business

Addressing the supply of problem equipment

The situation: A sporting services business operator has paid more than $100,000 for a ball management system. The system has not worked…

Small business

Resolving a trade breach

The situation: The applicant bought an importing business from the respondent’s company. The contract of sale provided that the respondent was not allowed to…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Fixing a problem with the air conditioning 

The situation: The tenants run a business involving the operation of expensive equipment that they said was being affected by the lack…

Small business

Dealing with a dispute through preliminary assistance

The situation: A small business (the applicant) complains to the VSBC about a commercial dispute with an oil company. The business is concerned…

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors

Seeking a claim on a terminated contract

The situation: An owner driver’s contract was terminated by the hirer on the grounds of breach of contract and serious and willful…

Small business

Fixing a problem with the supply of farm equipment 

The situation: A farmer had purchased a new tractor, but discovered after delivery that poor assembly had led to a number of…

Small business

Mediating a shareholder dispute

The situation: There was a major falling out between one of the shareholders of a private company (the shareholder) and the other…

Small business

Assisting in a franchise dispute

The situation: A franchisee entered into a contract with a franchisor for a business. The franchisee alleges that she has relied on representations made…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Thinking outside the square when negotiating rent

Read how a tenant running an accounting firm and her landlord avoided a stalemate and agreed on a new rent. A tenant…