It’s no secret that hospitality is doing it tough right now. How can you help your favourite restaurant, bar, café or other local hospitality business to get through this period? In short, spend with them.

You may find yourself with a lot more time at home, but we can only encourage you to shop locally, eat and drink thoughtfully (and safely), and get around our local businesses to ensure they’re here for a long time.

As a starting point, we’ve rounded up some suggestions on keeping cash flowing through to restaurants and others, even if you’re staying in. 

For specific initiatives and regular updates, see our Instagram Stories.

Find initiatives and resources for business owners or those working in hospitality.

Buy recipe journals

Buy recipe journals

From Melbourne's best restaurants.

Who's doing takeaway?

Who's doing takeaway?

Support those restaurants in your 5km.

Look after your local bars

Look after your local bars

And get your cocktails delivered to your door.

Supercharge your home cooking

Supercharge your home cooking

With these restaurant condiments.

At-home dining, reviewed

At-home dining, reviewed

We're trying before you're buying.

Buy merch, help a restaurant

Buy merch, help a restaurant

Or a cafe, bakery, brewery or gelateria. These local venues are selling goods you'll want to own.

How to Help

How to Help

Support local businesses without dining in - here's how.

Donate to an organisation

Donate to an organisation

Thats looking out for vital hospitality workers.

Shop local

Shop local

Go straight to the source with our profiles of Victorian farmers and producers.