COVID-19 business grants, loans and training

NSW Government support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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NSW business support

Grants and rebates are available 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.

Use the flood business grant eligibility checker 

$1000 SafeWork small business rebate

This $1000 rebate helps NSW small business owners purchase safety items that improve work health and safety.

You must attend an eligible SafeWork NSW event or webinar before you apply.

Free training

Free Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and refresher courses

The NSW Government is funding 10,000 free Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) courses for new entrants and encouraging former hospitality staff to return to the sector.

The free RSA courses can be completed with a Liquor & Gaming NSW approved training provider, who is authorised to deliver government-subsidised training courses under the Smart and Skilled program.

Register as soon as possible by contacting one of the approved training providers.

The NSW Government is also extending the renewal periods and waiving renewal fees for all holders of RSA competency cards which:

  • have expired since 1 February 2020, or
  • will expire by 30 June 2022.

This free renewal applies to any competency card holder with RSA or a combined RSA and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) endorsements. It does not apply to those with RCG endorsement only.

Eligible card holders must complete the refresher training before 30 June 2022 to renew their card at no cost.

Find out more on the Liquor and Gaming NSW website.

Fee-free courses

NSW residents can access a variety of fee-free TAFE courses, including:

  • business
  • risk management
  • coding
  • administration.

Enrolments are also open for free courses in skills that lead to career pathways in areas such as:

  • aged care
  • nursing
  • trades
  • information technology
  • community services
  • logistics
  • accounting.

See available courses.

Support for exporters

The Going Global package provides assistance 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 your 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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