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COVID-19 JobSaver - Opens 26.7.21 - Specific Details

ServiceNSW has now released the finer details of eligibility for JobSaver, with applications opening Monday 26th July 2021 and closing midnight Monday 18th October 2021.

JobSaver is designed to provide cashflow for NSW businesses to help maintain employee headcount.

Eligible businesses with employees will receive fortnightly payments backdated to 18th July 2021 (week 4 of the Greater Sydney lockdown).

The payment will be equivalent to 40% of weekly payroll for work performed in NSW:

  • Minimum payment of $1,500/week

  • Maximum payment of $10,000/week

  • Non-employing businesses payment of $1,000/week

Weekly payroll will be based on the most recent BAS lodged with the ATO before 26 June 2021 for FY21.

For quarterly BAS lodgers, this will be March 2021 BAS.

For monthly BAS lodgers, this will be May 2021 BAS.


To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)

  • demonstrate your business was operating in NSW as at 1 June 2021

  • have had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020

  • this is business income as per your tax return

  • maintain your employee headcount as at 13 July 2021 – for full time, part time & casuals >12months

  • have had a decline in turnover of at least 30% over a minimum 2-week period from 26 June 2021 to 30 July 2021, compared to the same period in 2019

  • turnover decline is tested on your BAS registration basis, cash or accruals, you cannot choose

  • sole traders must show business income is primary income source

  • if you have more than one business under an ABN, you can only claim for one, businesses with separate ABNs can claim per ABN

What You need to Apply:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account

  • your valid ABN

  • your business banking details for payment

  • evidence of you annual turnover and loss of income

  • Australian income tax return or Notice of Assessment to confirm revenue at 30.6.20

  • Letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent confirming decline in turnover – where required

If you missed our previous alerts and webinar, here they are for you Webinar Recording and NSW COVID-19 Support Package Information.

There are things to consider to make sure your business gets the government support that it needs from both the State and Federal governments, and there is time to get this done.

Sullivan Dewing will be working through all of your specific circumstances to make sure that you get all the support that you are eligible for.

Please email your client manager directly for specific questions, and know that we are on this for you and will be in touch directly as soon as we possibly can.

Keep your eye out for more alerts to cover any changes.

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