COVID-19 Business Resources
To assist businesses during this unprecedented time, we have listed some important government resources and are sharing the expertise of our members. This web page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Federal Government Financial Assistance
1st Stimulus Package
12 March 2020 - The Federal Government announces a $17.6 billion economic plan focused on keeping Australians in jobs and helping small and medium sized businesses to stay in business.
30 March 2020 - The Federal Government will provide a wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax.
NSW Government Financial Assistance
3rd Health & Economic Stimulus Package
2nd April 2020 - The NSW Government announces a $750 million Small Business Support Fund. The fund will provide $10,000 grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown.
Small Business Support Grant
A Small Business Support Grant of $10,000 will be available to eligible NSW small business owners impacted by COVID-19. The application form will be available on the Service NSW website by 17 April and will remain open until 1 June 2020.
The Federal Government's Business Hotline -13 28 46 - provides specialist advisers to support small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workplace Entitlements, Obligations & Advice
WSBC Member Articles, Videos & Webinars
The Heart of Resilient Leadership
Deloitte have pooled the insights of their leaders in affected areas around the world to provide practical insights for chief executives and their leadership teams in taking appropriate action.
COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is currently taking expressions of interest from Australian based manufacturers and individuals looking to assist with supply of goods, services or knowledge in tackling the current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.
Supply Chain Shortages Portal
ICN has established a portal as a forum for managing supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, where business with gaps in their supply chain can connect with other local businesses that can help fill these gaps.
Emergency Supplies Registration Portal
The NSW Government would like to hear from suppliers that have the capacity to provide critical supplies, raw materials or manufacturing capability to produce critical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. This portal will be used to establish a supplier list to connect NSW government agencies and eligible buyers with suppliers capable of providing critical supplies within a range of categories.