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

Assisting businesses of all sizes

The situation: The applicant, a major facilities management company, was supplied with two fans for its large premises as per a quote detailing the cost…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Questioning the permitted use of a premises

The situation: The tenant claims that his lease allows for the sale of nuts in his retail food business, based on assurances…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Make-good after a long term month-to-month tenancy ends

The situation: Two adjoining premises (Suite A and Suite B) are owned by the same landlord. The tenants were on a month-to-month…

Small business

Missing out on a tender process

The situation: The applicant had a cleaning contract with the respondent to clean a number of suburban buildings. After a number of years,…

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

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…

Small business

Addressing wholesale supply issues

The situation: The applicant is a business that provides a range of complete products to the building and home renovation sector. These products utilise components…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Repairing the relationship between tenant and landlord

The situation: The tenant has leased premises to produce cakes and bakery products, and has done so for a number of years. The…

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…