COVID-19 Economic Support

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Australian Government

Australian Government Support for Small Businesses and Industry – The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees.

Queensland Government

Queensland Government Industry Recovery Package

Access the Business Queensland website to see the very latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from Queensland Government.  The Queensland Government’s industry recovery package contains a range of initiatives

Queensland Government Support for Small Business and Industry includes but is not limited to:-

  • Payroll tax relief package: includes a range of payroll tax relief measures including refunds of payroll tax and payroll tax holiday and deferrals. A portal has been established on the Business Queensland website for businesses to apply for payroll tax relief
  • Small and medium business power bill relief: Small and medium businesses may be eligible for $500 rebate off their energy bill.
  • Rent relief: for small businesses who rent premises from the state government.
  • Liquor licensing: The Queensland Government COVID-19 economic relief package includes the waiving of 2020–21 liquor licencing fees
  • QRIDA Jobs Support Loans – This scheme is for Queensland businesses and non-profit organisations financially affected by COVID-19. Eligible business types include sole traders, partnerships, private and public companies and Trusts.
  • Business Mentoring Assistance – Mentoring for Growth: The Mentoring for Growth program has mentors ready to connect with impacted small businesses and may be able to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning.
  • Financial Resilience Workshops: Delivered by TAFE Queensland, workshops will provide you with practical tools and skills to build business resilience. You will also have an opportunity to connect and network with other small businesses facing similar issues.
  • Market Diversification and Resilience Grants: To help develop alternative markets food and fishing exporters and critical supply chain partners.
  • Waivers of some registration and licencing fees for Inbound Tour Operators, commercial activity agreements and permits, &  variations to liquor licenses
  • Supply Chain IssuesThe Queensland Government is committed to assisting Queensland manufacturers and businesses that are currently impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation. If you are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to remain open, please access link and complete your details
  • The Worker Transition Scheme: For workers who may find themselves without work


Please note:

If you have not already, businesses are invited to complete an online Business Impact Evaluation so the State Government can fully capture the actual impact to small business at this point of time.

Other useful information that may be of assistance to you:

Additional wellbeing and support information

Please note that all of the latest updates are available on the Business Queensland website and it is suggested that you regularly visit this site to stay in touch with the most up to date information.