COVID-19 business grants and loans

NSW Government support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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NSW business support

The NSW Government has announced new programs, grants and rebates to support business recovery in NSW, including:

Business owners can also search for other government initiatives, grants or funding programs to support a business, project or community.

Expanded small business fees and charges rebate

The existing rebate has increased from $2000 to $3000.

Eligible employing small businesses and not-for-profit organisations will be able to use the rebate against the cost of rapid antigen tests (RATs).

The small business fees and charges rebate can also be used to pay other fees and charges like:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates
  • road user tolls for business use.

Businesses who have already registered for the rebate will receive an automatic top-up of $1000 and newly registered businesses will receive a rebate of $3000.

Businesses can apply for the expanded small business fees and charges rebate through Service NSW.

Eligible small businesses can claim government fees and charges incurred from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2022. 

View a complete list of all eligible fees and charges.

If your business has not yet registered for the rebate, set up a business profile with Service NSW to make it easy to transact.

Find more information on the small business fees and charges rebate on Service NSW.

Extended Commercial Landlord Hardship grant

Grants of up to $3000 per month (GST inclusive) are available for eligible landlords who have provided rental waivers to affected tenants.

Rent waived must be at least half of any rental reduction provided.

Grants will be paid as a lump sum amount for rent waived from:

  • 1 August to 14 November 2021
  • 15 November 2021 to 13 January 2022
  • 14 January to 13 March 2022 (applications for this period are now open). 

Applications close on 31 May 2022.

Apply for the Commercial Landlord Hardship grant through Service NSW.

Other NSW government business support

The Going Global package includes assistance grants for exporters, tailored workshops and opportunities to explore new markets.

Export Assistance Grants of up to $10,000 are available for up to 1000 export ready or export capable NSW businesses until 30 June 2022.

Check eligibility and apply online through Service 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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