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COVID-19 Business Grants

A one-off payment to help businesses with cashflow support for the first 3 weeks of lockdown.

How much

  • $7,500 to $15,000 depending on the decline in turnover


  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Annual turnover above $75,000
  • Payroll up to $10 million

Apply for the 2021 COVID-19 business grant


Fortnightly payments to help maintain employee headcount (as at 13 July) and provide cashflow support to businesses

How much

  • Employing businesses: 40% of their weekly NSW payroll, with payments between $1,500 and $100,000 per week
  • Non-employing business: $1,000 per week


  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Turnover between $75,000 and $250 million

Apply for JobSaver

COVID-19 Micro Business Grants

A fortnightly payment for businesses with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000

How much

  • $1,500 per fortnight


  • A turnover between $30k and $75k
  • A revenue decline of 30% or more
  • Businesses that provide the primary income source for a person associated with the business.

Apply for the 2021 COVID-19 Micro Business Grant

Payroll tax deferrals

Businesses have the option to defer their payment of the 2020-21 annual reconciliation, July and August 2021 monthly return periods until 7 October 2021. Interest free repayment plans for up to 12 months will be available.

How much

  • Deferral of the 2020-21 annual reconciliation payment as well as the July and August Monthly payments until 7 October 2021


Any NSW business liable for payroll tax.

For more information visit Revenue NSW

Payroll tax reduction

A 25% reduction to help reduce overheads for eligible businesses with a 30% decline in turnover.

How much

  • Eligible customers will receive a 25% reduction in their 2021-22 payroll tax liability if they have experienced a 30% decline in turnover


  • A decline in turnover of 30%
  • For NSW businesses with grouped Australian wages of no more than $10 million

For more information visit Revenue NSW

Gaming Machine Tax deferrals

Gaming machine tax deferral options for clubs and hotels.

How much

  • Clubs: deferral of the August quarter until 21 December 2021.
  • Hotels: deferral of the June and September quarters until 21 Jan 2022.


  • All NSW clubs or hotels liable for gaming machine tax

For more information visit Revenue NSW


Business concierge

The NSW Government offers a free Business Concierge who can help you with information on grants, licenses, permits and regulations. 

Contact the Business concierge

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