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Do you have a commercial lease? Understand your rights and obligations under the SME Commercial Leasing Mandatory Code of Conduct? The Code of Conduct has been published here


Support available for sole traders 

If you're a sole trader and your business has been affected by the coronavirus, learn what your business can get and where to go for help.
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Support available for companies

If you run a company and it has been affected by the coronavirus, learn what your company can get and where to go for help.
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Information and obligations for coronavirus affected business owners

Know your employer and tax obligations, where you can get mental health support, how to spot coronavirus scams, travelling for work requirements and how to continue your business.
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Support available for employers

If you're an employer and your business has been affected by the coronavirus, learn what support is available to you and your employees.
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State and territory information, grants and assistance

Find the latest coronavirus information, grants and support in your state or territory.
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Coronavirus business support have a team of dedicated customer representatives who can help you if your business has been affected by the coronavirus. A dedicated team are available between 7am - 9pm across Australia, seven days a week.  Call 13 28 46, send an email or use webchat on the website.


NSW Health and Economic Stimulus Package

On 27 March, the NSW Government announced further measures to support jobs, businesses and our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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A further $10M has been directed to support charities food security and $6M additional funding for Lifeline's operation in NSW.


NSW Stimulus - Stage 3:

NSW small business will receive grants up to $10,000. The eligibility criteria are:

  • Have between 1-19 employees and a turnover of more than $75,000
  • A payroll below the NSW Government 2019-20 payroll tax threshold of $900,000
  • Have an Australian Business Number as at 1 March 2020, be based in NSW and employ staff as at 1 March 2020
  • Be highly impacted by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 issued on 30 March 2020
  • Use the funding for unavoidable business costs such as utilities, overheads, legal costs and financial advice
  • Provide appropriate documentation upon application.

How to apply:
Eligible businesses will need to apply through Service NSW. The application within a fortnight of the announcement remain open until 1 June 2020.


Upcoming Event - Business Talking Business

9 April 2020
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cost: FREE

Rhys Cormick, Director, Tax – Global Employer Services from Deloitte will explain the measures introduced and announced to date and where to find more information, including:

  • Accessing the Cash Flow boost
  • Accessing the JobKeeper payment
  • ATO Administrative measures
  • ACT Government measures



We encourage you to reach out to these services available to you as they will assist us all in managing these unprecedented challenges.


Debra Murphy
CEO RDA Illawarra