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A one-off payment to help businesses, sole traders or not-for-profit organisations impacted by the current Greater Sydney COVID-19 restrictions. Grants between $7,500 and $15,000 are available to eligible businesses depending on the decline in turnover experienced during the restrictions.
For eligibility criteria and to apply, visit Service NSW.
A fortnightly payment for businesses with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000 impacted by the current Greater Sydney COVID-19 restrictions. Payments are $1,500 per fortnight. To be eligible your business must:
Turnover between $30,000 and $75,000.
Have a revenue decline of 30% or more.
Be a business that provides the primary income source for a person associated with the business.
As part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus and recovery plan, small businesses may apply for a rebate worth $1500 to help them pay for government fees and charges.
Tax assistance is available to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses can opt in to defer payments on the 2020-21 annual reconciliation return and wages paid in July and August. Interest-free repayment plans for up to 12 months will be available.
For more information, visit Service NSW.
Fortnightly payments to help maintain employee headcount (as at 13 July) and provide cashflow support to businesses.
To be eligible your business must:
From Monday 12 July 2021, the use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at additional workplaces and retail businesses. Businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet. Businesses can find the application form and more information on the NSW Government website.
Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers can now be used for takeaway from eligible and registered Dine businesses during the COVID-19 restriction period that commenced on 26 June 2021.
Delivery direct to the home by the restaurant or café is recommended. Food may be picked up from a venue but check-in with a QR code is required. Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers cannot be redeemed for takeaway using third-party delivery platforms.
The Dine & Discover NSW initiative has been extended until 31 August 2021 to allow people more time to use their vouchers.
View the media release for more information.
It's important we work together to minimise the spread of COVID-19 as we welcome customers back into shops, bars and restaurants. The NSW Government has introduced a simple 3-step process to ensure your business is safe for you, your employees and your customers.
Step 1: Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.Step 2: Register as a COVID Safe business.Step 3: Show that you’re COVID Safe by downloading and displaying your COVID Safe posters to reassure your customers.
If you need business support visit the NSW Government website or call 13 77 88.
Access the NSW Government website for the poster and signage toolkit.The signs, posters and stickers in this toolkit provide ourselves, our colleagues and our community reminders of accepted behaviours and new standards of etiquette that will help protect everyone and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Businesses can now access updated NSW Government guidelines on cleaning requirements following a positive COVID-19 case. Visit the NSW Government website for the latest advice on cleaning.
Council has adopted a new Rates and Hardship Policy, which will allow ratepayers to defer their rates, without accruing interest, up until 30 June 2021. This new policy is in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the challenges that residents and businesses have faced as a result.
If your business is experiencing financial hardship and would like to apply to have your rates deferred, fill out the form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on other concessios to businsess, visit Councils COVID-19 page.
Australian Government – Coronavirus information and support for businesses
The Federal Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The Federal Government Economic Stimulus Package is focused on supporting households and businesses to address the economic consequences of the pandemic. Businesses can access support and cashflow assistance. You may be eligible for grants or financial support, including:
Supporting the flow of creditA guarantee of 50 per cent to small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders for new unsecured loans to be used for working capital, up to the value of $250,000.Learn more »
Supporting apprentices and trainees
Through the subsidy, any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. Learn more »
Increasing the Instant Asset write-off
An instant asset write-off threshold increase from $30,000 to $150,000, applied from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, for new or second‑hand assets first used or installed ready for use in this timeframe.Learn more »
More financial advice and support is availableon the
Australian Government Business Portal or call the helpline for businesses impacted by COVID-19 on 13 28 46.
For further information go to
We will continue to update this page as more information and resources become available.
You can also contact Council's Economic Development team on