Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: We are currently updating information following recent Queensland and Australian Government announcements. Find assistance and support for coronavirus affected businesses and industries.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder

If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief.

Use this tool to discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian governments, plus Queensland local councils.

Need more guidance? Phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 or take our business impact survey so we can link you with relevant support.

Updated: 1.06pm AEST on Saturday, 23 May 2020

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Based on your selections, you may be eligible for the following coronavirus (COVID-19) relief measures.

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  • You may be eligible for one or more of a range of payroll tax relief measures, including refunds of payroll tax for 2 months, a payroll tax holiday for 3 months and deferral of paying payroll tax for the 2020 calendar year.

    Last updated: 20 May 2020

  • Reduction in land tax liabilities by 25% for eligible properties for the 2019–20 assessment year. Commercial landlords must pass land tax relief on to eligible tenants.

    Last updated: 14 Apr 2020

  • If you hold a lease, licence or permit on state land for tourism purposes you may be eligible for a rent waiver or deferral.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • Holders of leases, licences and permits on state land may be eligible to receive a rent waiver or deferral.

    Last updated: 13 May 2020

  • Fees waived for applications to change your liquor licence trading hours.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • Change of licensed area application fees will be waived from 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • Movement of agricultural goods will continue despite the closure of the Queensland border. Find out about how to apply for an entry pass.

    Last updated: 11 May 2020

  • If you are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to keep your business open, complete this form.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • You may be eligible for funding boosts, funding extensions, changes to funding application time frames, and rent relief for tenants based in Queensland Government Arts infrastructure.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • Support for exporters including tailored advice on leveraging opportunities in the Chinese online market, support for brand development for entering new markets, and China market development forums.

    Last updated: 2 Apr 2020

  • Mentors are available to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning.

    Last updated: 7 Apr 2020

  • Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of an apprentice or trainee's wages paid between 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Subsidies are available to any new employer who employs an eligible apprentice that was displaced by a small business employer from 1 March 2020.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Access a subsidy to continue paying your employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months. If you are self-employed, you may also be eligible.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Changed eligibility criteria for instant asset write-off. Immediately write off the costs of each asset that cost less than $150,000 (up from $30,000) for businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million).

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • The Australian Government will provide a guarantee for lenders to small and medium enterprises (SME) for new unsecured loans to be used for working capital.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million are able to accelerate their depreciation deductions on the purchase of certain new depreciable assets.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Affected individuals can access up to $10,000 of your superannuation in 2019–20 and a further $10,000 in 2020–21. For sole traders, you are eligible if your business was suspended or there was a reduction in your turnover of 20% or more.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Temporary 30% increase to the Residential and Home Care Viability Supplements and the Homeless Supplement. This includes equivalent viability funding increases for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program providers, Multi-Purpose Services and homeless providers.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Increase in funding for the Export Market Development Grants scheme, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Support to keep air freight capacity open for high-value agricultural and fisheries exports, predominantly for perishable products where Australian exporters have important established customers in markets.

    Last updated: 9 Apr 2020

  • Arrangements for temporary work visa holders have changed to provide more workers for critical industries. This includes relaxing work limits and the ability to extend some work visas. Some changes may be automatically applied for your employees.

    Last updated: 15 Apr 2020

  • Apply for working capital assistance of up to $100,000 via a loan/grant package. You can also access finance assistance and specialist advice.

    Last updated: 17 Apr 2020

  • Support includes business mentoring and consulting programs, and grant projects.

    Last updated: 2 May 2020

  • Support including rates deferments for non-essential businesses.

    Last updated: 2 May 2020

  • Support includes business fee waivers, utility bill repayment assistance, and expansion of the city wi-fi network for business customers.

    Last updated: 17 Apr 2020

  • Support includes e-commerce grants for retail businesses, commercial property and primary producer rates deferrals, and business fee and charge waivers.

    Last updated: 28 Apr 2020

  • Support includes a small business support subsidy of up to $750.

    Last updated: 28 Apr 2020

  • Support includes the Business Lifeline Program offering free, one-on-one business advice, and a free online directory to help promote local businesses.

    Last updated: 17 Apr 2020

  • The Australian Banking Association has information on how your bank can provide support. You may be eligible for loan repayment deferrals, fee and charge waivers, interest free periods or debt consolidation.

    Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

  • Your insurance company may offer financial relief if your business has been affected by COVID-19. Visit the Insurance Council of Australia, or talk to your insurer, for more advice.

    Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

  • Your energy or water provider may offer financial relief if your business has been affected by COVID-19. Visit the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland, or talk to your provider, for more advice.

    Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

  • Your phone or internet provider may offer financial relief if your business has been affected by COVID-19. Find out what support Telstra and Optus are providing, or visit the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman for more advice.

    Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

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