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.
William Buck answer the most frequently asked questions about the JobKeeper payment scheme.
William Buck's weekly checklists provide a concise summary of the immediate actions you need to take to ensure your business can adapt and restart quickly when the crisis is over.
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 30 June 2020.
Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant
Applications for a new Service NSW Small Business Recovery Grant will open on 1 July 2020. The grant will provide eligible small businesses with up to $3,000 in funding to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications close Sunday 16th August 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.
Planning Tool To Help Businesses Reopen
The National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) has created an online planning tool to help business develop a plan to keep their workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the the weeks and months ahead.
Steps To Become A COVID Safe Business
Registering as a COVID Safe business is mandatory for hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, food and drink premises, micro-breweries, cellar doors, registered clubs, small bars and casinos. For other types of businesses, registration is optional but recommended.
Workplace Entitlements, Obligations & Advice
The 3 most common questions Matthews Folbigg Lawyers have been asked about workplace relations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Matthews Folbigg Lawyers Webinar: Beyond COVID-19 - Critical Legal Issues Every Business Should Know.
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 & Workplace Law
Here are the 3 most common questions Matthews Folbigg Lawyers have been asked about workplace relations during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also stay up-to-date on the changing legal landscape and the implications for you and your business via Matthews Folbigg's COVID-19 Resource Page.
Small Business Roadmap for Recovery Workbook
Deloitte's Small Business Roadmap for Recovery & Beyond Workbook has been designed to support business owners as they navigate through recovery. It aims to take some of the complexity out of the situation and give you the tools you need to prepare for tomorrow.
Critical Legal Issues That Businesses Should Know
In this webcast, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers Stephen Mullette and Peter Doughman highlight a number of the commercial and employment law issues of importance and suggest actions you could be taking right now to ensure you are not left with a pandemic legacy that could be debilitating for your business into the medium to longer term.
Revive, Review, Re-focus...Thrive
Now's the time to plan your business's post-pandemic revival to not only recover from the pandemic but 'thrive'. Working through William Buck's checklist will help you secure financial sustainability, develop immediate actions to recover, and re-tool to become stronger than your competitors.
Year End Tax & Financial Reporting Guide
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has led us to do a lot of things very differently, including your business’s strategic tax planning and financial reporting. With easy to follow sections, William Buck's practical guide will help you to: appropriately treat the unique transactions brought about by the Government economic response measures; strategically work through year end issues to achieve a positive tax outcome; ensure your financial reports are compliant, useful and accurate.
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.
Cleaning Stimulus Prequalification Scheme
The Emergency Cleaning Stimulus Prequalification Scheme prequalifies suppliers who can provide supplementary cleaning services to NSW Government agencies during the COVID-19 crisis. The Scheme aims to increase employment opportunities for cleaners in NSW by connecting capable cleaning businesses with government agencies who require additional cleaning services.