Support For Businesses

Australian Government

The Australian Government business.gov.au website will continue to contain the latest information about federal government assistance for businesses affected by Covid-19.  It also provides information about grants, and business restrictions.
Click here to go directly to the Coronavirus information and support for business page.

New South Wales Government

Support for micro-business (including sole traders) and small not-for-profits

For businesses or organisations with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 per year, and your revenue has declined by 30% or more

2021 Covid-19 Micro Business Grants

This is a fortnightly grant of $1,500, available from the start of lockdown, with payments starting late July 2021.  If you are a sole trader, you are not eligible for BOTH the 2021 COVID-19 Micro Business Grant and the 2021 COVID-19 Disaster Payment.  You also cannot receive both the 2021 Micro-Business Grant and the Commonwealth Disaster Payment.

Click here to apply to learn more and to apply for a Micro Business Grant.

Tenancy Support

Landlords can’t evict retail or commercial tenancies without mediation.  Land tax relief is available for landlords who reduce the rent for impacted tenants, up to 100% of their 2021 land tax liability.
Use this link if you require mediation support.

For businesses or organisations with annual turnover of more than $75,000 for which revenue has declined by 30% or more due to the lockdown.

2021 Covid-19 Business Grants

A one-off grant of $7,500 to $15,000 depending on your business’s revenue decline, covering the first 3 weeks of lockdown.
Click here to begin applying.

JobSaver

Payments of 40% of pre–COVID NSW weekly payroll, from $1,500 to $100,000 per week (paid fortnightly); $1,000 weekly for non-employing business.  These commence from 18 July 2021, with payments to start late July 2021.
Applications are open on the Service NSW website. Service NSW is working through changes to ensure that newly eligible business will be able to apply as soon as possible.
Click here for more information and to begin applying.

Payroll tax support

A 25% reduction in FY22 payroll tax for eligible businesses.  Payroll tax payments deferred until 7 October 2021 for all businesses. Interest free 12-month repayment plans for deferred payroll tax.  These are eligible for the full lockdown period.
More information can be found at Revenue NSW by clicking here.

Tenancy Support

Landlords can’t evict retail or commercial tenancies without mediation.  Land tax relief is available for landlords who reduce the rent for impacted tenants, up to 100% of their 2021 land tax liability.
Use this link if you require mediation support.

Industry specific support

Support for the creative arts sector

Tailored payments to non-profits, commercial theatres, and commercial music venues, to help with the cost of current productions, from 26 June 2021.  Payments expected within 3 weeks of submitting your application.
Organisations can apply through the Create NSW website from 23 July 2021, by clicking here.

Support for accommodation providers

Accommodation providers should first apply for a Covid-19 Business Grant.  Support is available for providers that can demonstrate room cancellations during the school holiday period, 26 June to 11 July 2021 inclusive:
• $2,000 for losses of up to 10 room nights
• $5,000 for 11 or more room nights

Summary of NSW Government Measures

NSW Covid-19 support for businesses - summary of measures 1

NSW Covid-19 support for businesses - summary of measures 2

NSW Covid-19 support for businesses - summary of measures 3

Download this document by clicking here:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-07/Summary%20of%20measures.pdf