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Commercial tenancy relief – Applications for commercial tenancy relief can be made until 31 March 2021 for the period of 1 April 2020 to 31 January 2021.
Electricity rebate – Cafes, restaurants and takeaways can apply for a $1,000 rebate on electricity bills up until 30 June 2021.
Payroll tax – Payroll tax exemptions and case-by-case waivers will be available until 30 June 2021 for businesses that can only operate on a limited basis. Eligible businesses with Australia wide wages of $10 million may defer their 2020-21 payroll tax, interest-free until 1 July 2022.
March 2020 rental relief – ACT Government expected to announce rental assistance package: The decision was meant to be unveiled on Tuesday, however, it was delayed and is expected to be made today. Click here for more details.
March 2020 rate rebates – The ACT government has announced rates rebates, suspended fees and direct funding for arts and entertainment businesses, with a focus on sectors most likely to be affected by the Coronavirus. Click here to see how this impacts your business.
Business Support Grant – South Australian government announces a $100 million support package for businesses that have significant loss of income due to the state's (July 2021) lockdown, with cash grants for eligible small and medium businesses and sole traders. Register your interest here.
Tenant relief – Regulations introduced to protect tenants in retail and commercial properties ended on 3 January 2021. For unresolved disputes, prior to 4 January 2021, refer to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (Act) and COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases No 2) Regulations 2020.
Land tax relief – Applications for land tax relief have been extended to 30 April 2021. Relief only applies to landlords on the basis of rent relief being provided to tenants impacted by COVID-19.
April 2020 rent relief – Proposed Coronavirus law to protect South Australian renters. Commercial and residential rent increases would be banned for six months. No action would be taken if a commercial tenant failed to pay rent or outgoings, or if a business did not open in the hours specified in a lease. Click here for more details.
April 2020 payroll tax – SA businesses whose employees qualify for the JobKeeper support payments will be exempt from paying any payroll tax on the wage subsidy. For further details, click here.
March 2020 rescue package – SA Government announced $650 million rescue package: The package is aimed at saving South Australian jobs and supporting key industries. Premier Steven Marshall indicated the money is likely to be directed towards supporting local businesses. Click here to find out more.
March 2020 stimulus package – The SA Government are fast-tracking the support of local jobs and businesses, with a $350 million stimulus package aimed at safeguarding the economy and protecting jobs. Click here to understand more.
Payroll tax – The Northern Territory has extended payroll tax deferral until 21 July 2021 and payroll tax waivers are available for the period March 2020 to June 2021. Read more.
Business hardship – Business Hardship Package provides support for businesses that have experienced a 30% loss as a result of COVID-19. An eligible business receives a certificate that allows concessions on power and water bills, payroll tax, rent and rate. The package has been extended until 1 July 2021.
April 2020 rescue package – NT Government announces $180 million Coronavirus rescue package. The initiative is aimed to keep Territorians in a job and help businesses stay afloat for the next six months. For further details, click here.
April 2020 small business survival package – NT Government set for an economic boost of $1 billion to buy time to keep its citizens healthy and in jobs, and businesses alive until the Coronavirus pandemic passes. The $50 million Small Business Survival Fund has received applications for grants from more than 260 local businesses and would start delivering its first payments this week. Click here to read more.
COVID-19 business support – Financial support to businesses impacted by the recent COVID-19 restrictions and stay-at-home orders. If your business or not-for-profit organisation has been impacted, you may be eligible to apply from 19 July 2021. Learn more here – check eligibility and apply online.
Business financial support – Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have announced a joint financial support package for businesses that can demonstrate a 30% decline in turnover. There are a number of additional funding boosts. Read more here.
Eligibility updates: COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Employees may not need to meet any liquid assets rule to be eligible to claim payment for the period from 8 July for parts of Sydney and from 11 July for Greater Sydney. Read more on NSW eligibility criteria and general eligibility criteria.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Claims for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment can now be made by eligible businesses in declared hotspot areas of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong. Read the media release.
NSW small business support package – New South Wales Government will be providing individual payments to eligible small businesses with full-time employees and sole traders. This payment will be available to tourism, hospitality and the accommodation sector. Read more here.
Covid-19 financial support – The COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be available on 1 July 2021 for eligible people in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot in Sydney.
Land tax concessions – Until 30 April 2021, commercial landlords can apply for land tax concessions of up to 25% if rent reduction is provided to tenants. If you own or represent a commercial property, your tenants may be eligible to negotiate rent and other terms of their lease until 28 March 2021.
Rescue and restart – A $50 million Rescue and Restart package was announced for NSW arts and cultural organisations to help support the arts industry.
Rent relief – NSW Government has announced $440 million in relief for renters and landlords affected by Government-enforced Coronavirus restrictions. $220 million is allocated to shops, gyms, hairdressers and other businesses affected by COVID-19. For further details, click here.
Small business grants – NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope have announced that eligible small businesses across Australia will be receiving $10,000 in grants. Click here
March 2020 stimulus package – NSW Government to unveil $750 million stimulus package: The package is aimed at retaining and creating jobs as well as sustaining NSW businesses. The money will contribute to employing 1,000 extra staff for Service NSW, energy accounts assistance, additional tax relief and deferred rental payments for small commercial business and money allocated to charities and Lifeline. Click here to read more.
Commercial tenancy relief – The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme has been extended to 28 March 2021 to further support tenants seeking rent relief. The government is also extending land tax relief for commercial or industrial landlords. The closing date for 2020 land tax relief applications is 31 March 2021.
Defer payroll tax – Businesses with payroll up to $10m may be able to defer payroll tax for the 2020-21 financial year until the end of the 2021-22 financial year.
March 2020 hospitality support – The VIC Government is working on a support package for hospitality businesses. This comes after the Governments ban on gatherings of 100 people or more, meaning some businesses are no longer viable to remain open. Find the latest on the government initiatives here.
Stimulus package – The state government has announced a $43 million stimulus package for small businesses impacted by the five-day lockdown. As part of the relief, rental payments in state government-owned buildings will be waived for six months. Separate to this package, the state government has extended the commercial tenancy relief to 28 March 2021.
Payroll tax – Payroll tax exemption will continue to be available until 28 March 2021 to WA businesses under the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
March 2020 relief package – WA Government has announced new relief package: The McGowan Government unveiled support for power and water bills, ensuring that no household or small to medium business will have their water or power shut off. Interest-free repayment plans will be made available under the scheme and there will be no late payment penalties for other government charges. Read more.
March 2020 financial support – The WA Government has extended financial support for small and medium businesses with public sector workers including casuals accessing 20 days of Covid-19 leave. Learn more about this here.
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