Important Local Business Information
Are you a local business suffering economic difficulty during the COVID-19 crisis?
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Listed below are some resources available from the Commonwealth Government to support businesses impacted by the Coronavirus.
This web page is the key source of information on Commonwealth Government support for businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. It is updated as soon as possible after new information is made available.
Business Contact Centre – 13 28 46
The business contact centre service has been expanded with a dedicated COVID-19 team, available from 7am-9pm across Australia, 7 days a week. Call 13 28 46.
Rural Financial Support
The Small Business Financial Counselling service provides practical support to eligible small business owners in rural areas who are concerned about the impact of drought, bushfire and/or COVID-19 on their business.
Small business videos
The Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman has released a series of videos to provide guidance to small businesses and sole traders, including:
- COVID-19 – New support package for small businesses
- COVID-19 – What small businesses can do now
- COVID-19 – What sole traders need to know
- COVID-19 – Your obligations regarding staff (Part 1)
- COVID-19 – Your obligations regarding staff (Part 2)
The Australian Taxation Office is providing relief for some tax obligations for businesses affected by the outbreak, on a case-by-case basis. The ATO’s Emergency Support Infoline for businesses can be contacted on 1800 806 218.
The Department of Health has developed a series of posters that can be used by businesses to advise of changes due to Coronavirus. They are downloadable and some are able to be customised: