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.

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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

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,…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Negotiating a new lease 

The situation: A tenant runs a business with a substantial turnover on a very large land area. There has been no lease…

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

Refusing to consent to an assignment of a lease

The situation: The current tenant, a private company, sells its business on the condition that the lease is transferred to the purchaser…

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…

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

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

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…