NSW Small Business Lockdown Support Package

Updated: Jul 13

The NSW Government has announced a major new financial support package for NSW business to help with the impacts of the COVID-19 restrictions. This package will help businesses by alleviating cash flow constraints while trading is restricted and includes: Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant

Available to:

  • Businesses and sole traders with a turnover of more than $75,000pa

  • Must have payroll below the NSW Government 2021 payroll tax threshold of $1,200,000 as at 1 July 2020

  • Must have fewer than 20 full time equivalent employees

  • Must have an ABN registered in NSW, or can prove you are physically located and primarily operating in NSW

What You Get:

  • Grants for small business will depend on the decline in turnover experienced during the restrictions:

  • $10,000 for a 70% decline

  • $7,000 for a 50% decline

  • $5,000 for a 30% decline


Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Support Grant

Available to:

  • Tourism or hospitality businesses that have a turnover of more than $75,000pa

  • Must have payroll below $10 million as at 1 July 2020

  • Must have an ABN registered in New South Wales or can prove you are physically located and primarily operating in NSW


Deferral of Payroll Tax

  • An optional deferral of payroll tax payments due in July 2021 for all employers


Extension of Dine & Discover Vouchers

  • Extension of the Dine & Discover vouchers to 31 August

  • Ability to use the Dine & Discover vouchers for takeaway delivered direct to the home by the restaurant or cafe


How To Access the Grants

  • Apply for the grants through Service NSW as soon as available, with cash payments flowing from 19 July 2021

  • You will need to show a decline in turnover across a minimum two-week period after the commencement of major restrictions on 26 June 2021

  • You will need an accountant’s letter to support your application (email your client manager for this)

More information on the small business support grants and changes to the Dine & Discover program will be available shortly on the Service NSW website. As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Client Manager or one of the Sullivan Dewing team.


Jeni & Terry






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