Extension of JobSaver - 2 October 2021
From 10 September, eligible businesses / NFPs need to log into the Business Profile of MyServiceNSW each fortnight to reaffirm the minimum turnover decline and employee headcount maintained for payment to continue.
Extension of COVID-19 Business Grant - 1 October 2021
Ongoing support via JobSaver is available for businesses that experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more, or had to close due to the Public Health Order, in the restriction period 26 June 2021 - 17 July 2021. Read more.
Extension of COVID-19 Micro-business Grant - 2 October 2021
From the week commencing 13 September, eligible businesses need to log into the Business Profile of MyServiceNSW each fortnight to reaffirm the minimum turnover decline and employee headcount maintained for payment to continue.
Payroll tax deferrals and waivers
More information available at Revenue NSW.
Support for commercial, retail, and residential landlords
Find out more on leasing support.
Commercial tenancy protection
COVID disaster payments
Test and Isolate payment - eligibility extended
As of 9 September, a one-off support payment of $320 is available to eligible workers who reside anywhere in NSW that are required to test and isolate immediately. Prior to 9 September, the support was only available to workers from an area of concern. The payment is designed to avoid potential transmission of the virus through workplaces when people do not get tested as soon as they are required or fail to follow the isolations rules. Read the guidelines including eligibility criteria and apply here.
Other support and payments
For more information on the 2021 COVID-19 Support Package click here.
Support for individuals impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions and stay-at-home orders is also available through Services Australia.
Find out about help for small business including requesting a call from a Business Concierge. The COVID-19 Safety plan is required to keep your business on track with compliance, and if relevant, take a look at the Jobs Plus program.
General support is also available including telephone with translated services.
Keep up to date with NSW government COVID-19 updates.
For mental health and wellbeing refer to the recommended resources and organisations for support.
A $2.34 billion jointly funded package by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments was announced on Saturday 4 September, to provide extended financial assistance to many businesses in Victoria. The statewide lockdown has been confirmed to continue until 70% of Victorians have had at least one dose of the vaccine – estimated to be around 23 September. The business support payments will cover a four-week period ending on Thursday 30 September.
Small Business COVID Hardship Fund – applications open till 10 September / automatic payment for previous recipients
The extra allocation of funding means the grant amount has increased from $14,000 to $20,000. Businesses that have already received the one-off payment will receive an automatic top-up payment of $6,000.
The fund is available to small- and medium-sized eligible businesses across Victoria that have not qualified for existing support programs and have experienced a reduction in revenue by at least 70%.
Businesses that are legally allowed to operate but have been unable to generate revenue due to restrictions, for example a cafe located within a gym or a manufacturer unable to supply goods to businesses forced to shut, may be eligible for funding. Likewise, businesses that have lost customers due to a lack of foot traffic, for example pharmacists located in the CBD, could also be eligible. Applications are via Business Victoria.
Business Costs Assistance Program – automatic payment
Businesses in metropolitan Melbourne who previously received or are approved to receive the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension grant, will automatically receive payments.
The program aims to allow businesses across multiple sectors to continue paying overheads and other costs despite impacts on revenue.
Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 – automatic payment
Automatic payments of $5,000, $10,000 and $20,0000 will be made to cover a four-week period ending on Thursday 30 September to more than 9,300 licensed hospitality venues that have previously received or been approved grants for this funding.
Payment amounts are based on tiers according to premises capacity:
Find out more on these business programs and funding.
Alpine Business Support Program – automatic payment
A support package to help sustain resorts through the remainder of the ski season and September school holidays with an automatic top-up payment of between $10,000 and $40,000, depending on business location and whether the business employs staff.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment – applications open
Eligible workers and individuals who run sole-trader businesses who lose work and do not qualify for Victorian government support programs may receive:
Visit Services Australia for eligibility and application details.
Business Continuity Fund
A $156 million Business Continuity Fund will be established to deliver $5,000 grants to up to about 30,000 businesses that remain impacted by capacity limits placed on businesses by necessary public health restrictions.
Twenty-four eligible sectors are covered by the fund including gyms, cafes, restaurants, catering services and hairdressers.
Businesses located in the CBD will continue to be impacted due to restrictions on the number of staff allowed in office buildings and will be eligible to receive an additional $2,000, recognising reduced foot traffic due to office density limits.
All recipients must have received or been eligible for the previous Business Cost Assistance Program.
Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme and Landlord Hardship Fund
The package, fully-funded by the Victorian government, will deliver $80 million to provide support to landlords that provide rent relief to their tenants.
The Commercial Tenancies Relief Scheme has been reinstated to provide much-needed rent relief to small to medium commercial tenants and their landlords. For details contact the Victorian Small Business Commission on 13 87 22.
The Victorian government is offering a range of ways to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn about financial support for businesses and workers.
Find details about the Circuit Breaker Business Support Package announced in May 2021.
Discover other support available if you’re unable to operate your business due to restrictions.
If you prefer to talk to someone, the COVID-19 business support provides a hotline or you can leave your contact details for a return call. A language translation service is also available.
COVID-19 business information has links on restrictions and recovery support to help you plan and respond to the ever-changing landscape.
Your mental health and wellbeing are important. Discover support available to you.
2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant
A joint Queensland and Australian government support package is available to eligible businesses impacted by lockdowns.
Read more on eligibility and application details.
For non-employing sole traders
A $1,000 one-off grant is available to eligible Queensland-based non-employing sole traders who have experienced a decline in turnover of more than 30% due to the South East Queensland lockdown (that commenced 31 July 2021) or the Cairns and Yarrabah lockdown (that commenced 8 August 2021). Register your interest here or find out more details on the grant.
The federal government has announced financial support for South East Queenslanders impacted by the snap lockdown. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is available to people who have lost:
Click for more information and note the page is being updated.
COVID-19 Business Support Grant
Joint funding support by the ACT and Australian governments will become available to businesses that have experienced at least 30% reduction in turnover in the period of Friday 13 August - Friday 20 August 2021 due to restricted trading conditions.
Refer to the eligibility criteria.
COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme
Eligible small businesses will soon be able to apply to receive credits for payroll tax, utility charges, rates and other selected fees and charges up to a maximum of $10,000 per ABN. The scheme is for small businesses with an annual turnover between $30,000 and $10 million that have experienced a 30% loss in revenue. Read more here.
The South Australian government has announced a Business Support Grant of $3,000 will be available to eligible small and medium businesses that suffer significant loss of income due to the lockdown, and $1,000 to eligible sole traders. Register your interest for the Business Support Grant.
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment provides financial Support for South Australians who were unable to work due to the public health order restrictions from 21 July to 27 July 2021.
It’s important to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Please access the programs and resources available to you and stay safe.
The Tasmanian and Australian governments will pump $20 million for businesses struggling with the ongoing impacts due to border closures.
The package is targeted at businesses operating in tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport sectors and others directly impacted by reduced interstate travel.
Financial support of between $2,000 and $10,000 will be available to eligible businesses that have experienced a 30% decline in turnover. Click here for details.
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