New South Wales
$750M Small Business Support Fund
The NSW Government will provide fast relief for NSW small business battling COVID-19. As part of the $750M Small Business Support Fund, grants of up to $10k will be available.
$395m economic stimulus package to safeguard council jobs, services and infrastructure
$395 million of state funding will be delivered to NSW councils to boost job security, local services and development projects amid COVID-19. The package includes a $250 million increase in low-cost loans to eligible councils through the state’s borrowing facility to launch community infrastructure proposals. $112.5 million is also to be allocated through the government’s ‘Jobs for NSW’ Fund to support a Council Job Retention Allowance of $1,500 per fortnight per employee to limit job losses in the NSW local government sector. Finally, $32.8 million will be handed to councils to help them meet the cost of the increase in the Emergency Services Levy for this fiscal year.
City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne has announced a local economic stimulus package valued at more than $10 million to keep Melburnians in jobs and support city businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Business Victoria Support Fund
The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work. Funding of $10,000 per business is available and will be allocated through a grant process.
$500M Loan Facility
The Queensland Government will create a new $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, to support businesses to keep Queenslanders in work and extend the coronavirus payroll tax deferral to all businesses across the state.
Support for Tourism Operators & Hospitality Providers
A suite of initiatives will be available to support Queensland business and industry who are impacted by COVID-19 including:
- waiving application fees for some variations to liquor licences
- waiving registration renewal fees for Inbound Tour Operators
- waiving of daily fees for commercial activity agreements and permits
- deferral of Tourism Lease Rent Payments
Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Tasmanian small businesses, grants are now available to help businesses in severely impacted industries.
The West Australian Government has announced a range of economic support packages, including:
- $9 million relief package for on-demand transport industry
- $1 billion COVID-19 coronavirus economic and health relief package
- Support for small and medium sized businesses
- One-off grants of $17,500 to small and medium businesses
- Fast-track payroll tax relief for small businesses
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Government of South Australia
Access the SA Government website for information relating to all available COVID-19 services and support available in SA.
Assistance for Arts Community & Organisations
Arts South Australia has re-configured its available grant funds to assist the arts community and organisations to respond to immediate pressures being experienced, with $1.5 million in South Australian Government assistance for the arts sector. For more information and to see if you’re eligible, see Arts SA COVID-19 Support
Adelaide City Council Support Package
Adelaide City Council have introduced a series of welcome measures to help metropolitan businesses get by over the next few months. Small business and community tenants of council-owned buildings won’t have to pay any rent for the next free months. This extends to tenants of the Adelaide Central Market.
The Council will also waive the Rundle Mall Marketing Levy for three months and work in collaboration with Business SA to establish a Small Business Task Force.