Support for residential and commercial landlords and tenants

NSW Government support for commercial and residential landlords and tenants in NSW financially impacted by COVID-19.

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Tenants in commercial or retail premises

Protection will be offered for impacted tenants in commercial and retail tenancies in NSW.
Landlords will not be able to lock out or evict impacted tenants without first going to mediation.


  • Tenants must have an annual turnover of $50 million or less
  • Tenants must be eligible for either the Micro-business COVID-19 Support Grant, the COVID-19 NSW Business Grant, or the JobSaver Scheme

Contact the Small Business Commissioner.

Landlords leasing commercial properties

Land tax concessions

For landlords with tenants in financial distress. Landlords with commercial properties may be eligible for a land tax concession if they provide rent reductions to their tenants.

How much

  • Payment up to 100% of 2021 land tax on a parcel of land


  • For landlords who provide at least that much rental relief to tenants who are eligible for the

    • Micro-business COVID-19 Support Grant and/or

    • 2021 COVID-19 NSW Business Grant and/or

    • JobSaver scheme

  • Available for rent reductions made from now until 31 December 2021

For more information Service NSW.

Commercial landlord hardship fund

For smaller landlords whose main source of income is impacted by providing rental relief to retail or commercial tenants who have been financially impacted by the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown. 

How much

  • grants of up to $3000 per month per property
  • equal to the value of the rental relief provided to the tenant in each month from August 2021.


  • For landlords who have less than $5 million in total commercial landholdings
  • For landlords with an agreement to provide rental relief to tenants from 13 July 2021
  • Landlords must not have claimed land tax relief between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021
  • Available from 17 November 2021.

For more information visit Service NSW.

Business concierge

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

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