Additional financial support from the NSW Government

The NSW Government has announced a new support package of more than $1 billion to help small businesses and the performing arts recover from the impacts of the Covid-10 Omicron wave. Are you eligible for any of the programs listed below?

Small Business Support Program

To be eligible, your business must have a $75,000 to $50 million turnover and show evidence of a decline in turnover of 40% or more in January 2022. You’ll also need to have had a 40% or more decline in turnover from 1 to 14 February 2022.

Businesses with employees can receive 20% of weekly payroll as a lump sum for the month of February, with a minimum payment of $750 per week and a maximum payment of $5,000 per week. And sole traders or businesses without employees can receive $500 per week.

Expanded small business fees and charges rebate

Small business fees and charges rebate from $2,000 to $3,000. Eligible small businesses with employees can use the rebate against 50% of the cost of rapid antigen tests from late March.

More support for commercial landlords

If you provided rental waivers from 1 August 2021 to 13 January 2022, apply now and you could receive up to $3,000 a month to help cover the cost. 

Extended performing arts package

This package provides financial support to relaunch the performing arts sector. The package has been extended to 30 April 2022.

Workplace mental health – free expert coaching

Get complimentary, tailored coaching to help you create practical solutions for a mentally healthy workplace.

Experts in psychological hazards and mental health provide one-on-one business coaching to help you support workers through COVID-19, workload management, role clarity and recovery at work.

Businesses with 1 to 200 employees and all not-for-profit organisations can sign up.

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