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.

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: Monday, 4 July 2022

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

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  • The QSBC provides information and advocacy support to small businesses, and informal resolution and mediation of COVID-19 affected small business leases.

    Last updated: 1 Oct 2020

  • Businesses that use and access the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park may be eligible for a waiver of permit-related fees and the Environmental Management Charge until 30 June 2023.

    Last updated: 1 Apr 2022

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

    Last updated: 1 Sep 2021

  • Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each additional employee (aged 16-35 years) they hired between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021.

    Last updated: 5 Jan 2022

  • 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: 24 Jun 2021

  • 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 Aug 2021

  • 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: 20 Oct 2021

  • Access low-cost advice to grow your digital capabilities. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Digital Solutions providers are also offering general business advice on topics including websites and selling online, crisis management, continuity planning, financial management and boosting cashflow.

    Last updated: 11 Oct 2021

  • 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: 18 Aug 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: 1 Sep 2021

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  • The Australian Taxation Office is assisting businesses and employers during this time by boosting cash flow, increasing asset write offs, and accelerating depreciation deductions.

    Last updated: 16 Jul 2021

  • Additional support and flexibility for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers delivering care to older Australians at home and in communities.

    Last updated: 27 Jul 2021

Advice and other business support

  • Essential cleaning and hygiene posters, and operational business signage, posters, tools and fact sheets.

    Last updated: 16 Jul 2021

  • Fully-funded mental health and wellbeing support is available for small business owners, their families, and employees living within the Queensland border community who are experiencing distress and deterioration in wellbeing from COVID-19.

    Last updated: 1 Feb 2022

  • Information on financial support and resources for tourism operators.

    Last updated: 10 Aug 2021

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) may impact your ability to source harvesting and production workers. Find advice on sourcing workers and other support.

    Last updated: 26 Aug 2021

  • Animal welfare advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

    Last updated: 6 Aug 2021

  • Free webinar recordings and resources to help you identify risks, build financial skills and plan to mitigate impacts on your business.

    Last updated: 27 Jul 2020

  • Fill out our survey to help us understand how your business has been impacted and to assess what support you need.

    Last updated: 7 Apr 2020

  • Free independent and confidential financial advice, step-by-step guides, and information to help you manage your debts or negotiate with creditors.

    Last updated: 6 Jul 2020

  • Free financial counselling for Northern Queensland small businesses to help you better understand your financial position, identify recovery options, implement plans to improve your business viability, and connect with government programs and assistance schemes.

    Last updated: 10 Aug 2021

  • Free financial counselling for  Southern Queensland small businesses to help you better understand your financial position, identify recovery options, implement plans to improve your business viability, and connect with government programs and assistance schemes.

    Last updated: 9 Aug 2021

  • Free financial counselling is available to tourism operators who have been impacted by COVID-19. Support includes analysing your business’s financial position, assisting with negotiation and mediation, and identifying a range of possible options, strategies and plans so you can make the best decisions about your future sustainability.

    Last updated: 19 Aug 2021

  • Contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to discuss additional relief options to help you meet your tax obligations. Additional relief options are not applied automatically, so approach the ATO for assistance.

    Last updated: 17 Sep 2021

  • The Australian Banking Association's Financial Assistance Hub has information to help you understand your options if you are struggling financially.

    Last updated: 21 May 2021