We have put together additional information about assistance being offered that may assist members in lockdown.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, the government is providing resurgence support payments. Applications opened on 24 August.
In Victoria, the government is providing a range of packages, including support for small business called the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund. This includes grants of $14,000 for those who are eligible.
In New South Wales, the government is providing a range of packages, including financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state who are affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
This includes the 2021 COVID-19 business grant offering amounts from $7500 to $15,000, depending on the decline in turnover, which needs to be 30 per cent or more.
Micro-business grants, for businesses with group-wide turnover of $30,000 to less than $75,000, are available.
NSW businesses with total Australian payrolls below the NSW 2020–21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million can apply for rebates on government fees and charges.
The Queensland Government has announced business support grants that are available for small businesses, including sole traders.
The $5000 grants are for businesses that have experienced at least a 30 per cent reduction in turnover because of the lockdown. The business does not have to be based in South East Queensland.
Western Australia has small business lockdown assistance grants available for businesses with annual turnover of $75,000 or more that are registered for GST.
South Australia has business support packages of up to $3000 for businesses with annual turnover of $75,000 or more that are registered for GST.
The Australian Government has a range of assistance packages available through Services Australia.
IPEd will continue to provide updates on further changes to arrangements that can help us through the COVID-19 pandemic and minimise the ramifications.
Karen Lee and Ruth Davies
CEO and Chair of IPEd