Covid-19 Update

Queensland releases updated COVID Safe Industry plan for Retail, Hair and Beauty

Today the Queensland Government has released an updated version of the COVID Safe Industry Plan. Under Public Health Directions businesses must have plans to show how they will maintain compliance with the Directions. You can find the updated version of the Plan and download your Statement of Compliance here.

Read the COVID Safe Industry Plan for Retail, Hair and Beauty


New South Wales small businesses encouraged to apply for southern border grant

Eligible NSW small businesses impacted by the closure of the NSW and Victorian border are now benefiting from the $45 million Southern Border Small Business Support Grant program. If your small business or not-for-profit has been impacted by the closure of the NSW and Victorian border, and it’s located within a specified Local Government Area (LGA), you may be eligible for a southern border small business support grant of $5000 or $10,000. The Southern Border Small Business Support Grant opened on Tuesday 8 September and will close Sunday 18 October 2020.

The grant can only be used for eligible expenses incurred since the closure of the NSW and Victoria border on 8 July 2020 for which no other government support is available.

More information on the new grants is available at

Read the Media Release

Third round of Business Support Fund open for Victorians

The Victorian Government has recently announced a $3 billion Business Resilience Package to help businesses impacted by ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

It includes $822 million for a third round of the Business Support Fund which will help around 75,000 small and medium sized businesses that must remain closed or operate under restrictions in line with the Victorian Government’s ‘How we work’ roadmaps.

Eligible businesses will receive grants of either $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 depending on the business’ annual payroll.

To be eligible, businesses must already employ staff and have a payroll of up to $10 million. Full details on eligibility and how to apply are set out on the Business Support Fund webpage .

Applications will remain open until funds are exhausted or 11.59pm on 23 November 2020, whichever is earlier.

Small and medium businesses make an enormous contribution to the Victorian economy and the Business Resilience Package includes a range of cashflow support, payroll tax deferrals and fee waivers to help businesses through this challenging time.

Go the the Business Support Fund page