NSW COVID Assistance – What’s Available For You & Your Business

Updated: Sep 30, 2021


The NSW and Federal Governments have packages to financially support individuals and businesses through the COVID lockdown.


There is a broad range of assistance available for you, either as a business owner, employer, employee, landlord, tenant or COVID patient.


For a quick review, click the PDF Matrix:



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For more detailed information read on:


COVID-19 Business Support Package

Who is Eligible?

  • Businesses, Sole Traders & Not For Profit Organisations

  • Turnover > $75K & < $50M at 30.6.20

  • Total annual Australian wages < $10M at 1.7.20

  • ABN registered in NSW OR

  • Demonstrate located or operating in NSW

  • Trading for > 12 months

  • Maintain your employee headcount as at 13.7.21 - for full time, part time & casuals > 12 months

  • Experienced a decline > 30% over a minimum 2 week period between 26.6.21 to 17.7.21 compared to the same period in 2019 or the same period in 2020 or the same 2 week period immediately before lockdown - 11.6.21 to 25.6.21

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

What is the Support?

  • $7,500 for a > 30% decline in turnover

  • $10,500 for a > 50% decline in turnover

  • $15,000 for a > 70% decline in turnover

  • One-off payment

  • Tax Free

How & When to Get It?

  • Apply through Service NSW

  • Apply from 19.7.21 through to midnight 13.9.21

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

  • Need your 2020 tax return

Micro Business Grant

Who is Eligible?

  • Businesses & Sole Traders

  • On 1.6.21 be ABN registered in NSW OR

  • Demonstrate your business was operating in NSW as at 1.6.21

  • Have had aggregated annual turnover >$30K and <$75K for FY20

  • This is business income as per your tax return

  • Have this business as your primary income source

  • Maintain your employee headcount as at 13.7.21 - for full time, part time & casuals > 12 months

  • Have had a decline in turnover of at least 30% over a minimum 2-week period from 26.6.21 to 28.8.21, compared to the same period in 2019 or the same period in 2020 or the same the 2 week period immediately before lockdown - 11.6.21 to 25.6.21

  • You must not have applied for the COVID Business Grant or JobSaver payment

  • Sole traders are NOT eligible for this grant if anyone associated with the business has received the Commonwealth COVID Disaster Payment

  • Sole traders (no employees) must show business income as the primary income source for the associated person

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

What is the Support?

  • $1,500 per fortnight for a > 30% decline in turnover

  • Backdated to 26.6.21

  • After NSW reaches 80% double vaccination the grant will continue to be available at a rate of $750 a fortnight

  • Ongoing Payment

  • Tax Free

How & When to Get It?

  • Apply through Service NSW

  • Apply from 26.7.21 extended through to midnight 30.11.21

  • You will need to reconfirm your eligibility to continue to receive payment for the period 13.9.21 to 26.9.21 then each on-going fortnight

  • You will need to apply:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account

  • your proof of identity

  • your valid ABN

  • your business banking details for payment

  • evidence of your 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

NSW Hospitality & Tourism Support Grant

Who is Eligible?

  • Businesses & Sole Traders

  • Turnover > $75K for year ended 30.6.20

  • Have an ANZIC code classifying you as tourism or hospitality

  • Total annual Australian wages < $10M at 1.7.20

  • ABN registered in NSW OR

  • Demonstrate located or operating in NSW

  • Have not applied for the 2021 Business Support Grant above

  • Have incurred business costs for which no other grant is available

What is the Support?

  • $7,500 for a > 30% decline in turnover

  • $10,500 for a > 50% decline in turnover

  • $15,000 for a > 70% decline in turnover

  • One-off payment

  • Tax Free

How & When to Get It?

  • Apply through Service NSW

  • Apply from 19.7.21

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

Business Support Payment - JobSaver

Who is Eligible?