Financial counselling for regional businesses

Government support is available for businesses, including financial counselling and government guarantees for loans.

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Available business support

The NSW and Australian governments are supporting businesses impacted by COVID-19 and other disasters with a range of tax relief, grants and funding.

Free financial counselling for small businesses in regional areas

The Australian Government supports small regional businesses affected by COVID-19, bushfires and drought with access to free and confidential financial counselling.

The funding helps eligible small businesses access the immediate advice and assistance to keep afloat and navigate the road to recovery.

Regional small businesses can register their interest by calling 1300 771 741.

Read about the regional small business financial support available until 31 December 2022 

Government guaranteed loans

The Australian Government’s has expanded its SME Recovery Loan Scheme to offer Government guaranteed loans of up to 50% until 30 June 2022. 

The Government will work with lenders to ensure that eligible firms will have access to finance to maintain and grow their businesses. 

The scheme is designed to support small-to-medium enterprises including sole traders and not-for-profits. 


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