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Financial assistance for business and employers

Information about funding you can access to keep your business running and your employees in work.

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Small business fees and charges rebate

Applications open April 2021

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. 

Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges.

The rebate will be available from April 2021 until 30 June 2022. 

Online applications for the small business fees and charges rebate open from April 2021.

Check your eligibility


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The NSW Government is waiving a range of licence and permit fees for businesses for 12 months.

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