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14 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Financial Support

Help is available if you are experiencing financial distress.

If you are having difficulty accessing welfare, please contact The Welfare Rights Centre, welfarerightscentre.org.au/covid19

From the City of Sydney

If you're running a shop, cafe, are a sole trader or creative business, the City of Sydney has a dedicated team to help businesses find the support that can keep you afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can call the team on 02 9265 9333 Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm or email [email protected]

From the NSW Government

Service NSW provides a 24/7 hotline to support people and business owners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with questions about support and government assistance, phone 13 77 88.

Service NSW is providing support for Small Businesseshttps://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-small-businesses

Small business owners can also apply for a rapid $10,000 Grant for Small Businesseshttps://preview.nsw.gov.au/news/10000-grants-to-provide-fast-relief-for-nsw-small-businesses-battling-covid-19

Support available from the Small Business Commissionerwww.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/get-help/covid-19-coronavirus-information-small-business-owners

Information for NSW tenants is at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/publications/coronavirus-covid-19/property/moratorium

NSW payroll tax waiver & deferralhttps://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/taxes-duties-levies-royalties/payroll-tax

Land Tax reliefwww.revenue.nsw.gov.au/news-media-releases/covid-19-tax-relief-measures/covid-19-coronavirus-and-land-tax

COVID-19 FAQs for the liquor and gaming industries: https://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/covid-19-coronavirus-faqs-for-the-liquor-and-gaming-industries

From the Federal Government

JobKeeper factsheet for employers: https://www.niba.com.au/resource/Fact_sheet_Info_for_Employers_1.pdf

SME Guarantee Scheme to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) gain access to working capital: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme

Boosting Cashflow for Employershttps://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Business-activity-statements-(BAS)/In-detail/Boosting-cash-flow-for-employers/

Increased Instant Asset Write-offhttps://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Depreciation-and-capital-expenses-and-allowances/Simpler-depreciation-for-small-business/Instant-asset-write-off/

Backing business investment – accelerated depreciation: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Depreciation-and-capital-expenses-and-allowances/Backing-business-investment---accelerated-depreciation/

Help with your energy billshttps://business.gov.au/Risk-management/Emergency-management/Coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/Help-with-your-energy-bills

Commercial SME tenants and landlordshttps://www.pm.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/national-cabinet-mandatory-code-ofconduct-sme-commercial-leasing-principles.pdf

From the Australian Banking Association

Banks are offering support packages for their clients: https://www.ausbanking.org.au/covid-19/

For the Not-for-Profit Sector

Help available for not-for-profitshttps://communitydirectors.com.au/save-our-sector