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COVID-19 Business Support, Grants and Loans

This page hosts information on a range of support for your Tasmanian business.

Click on each heading to read a summary of the program(s), and click read more for further details on the assistance you are interested in.

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Australian Government Support

Australian Government Support

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for Australian Government support for Australian businesses. This includes information on JobKeepers, SME guarantee scheme, tax relief support and more. This page will be kept updated as new information is available.

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Small Business Advice for Recovery Program

Small Business Advice for Recovery Program

Small businesses can receive a grant of $750 toward the cost of engaging an appropriate consultant to provide advice or a service that will assist the business in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Growth Loan Scheme

Business Growth Loan Scheme

The $60 million Business Growth Loan Scheme will provide concessional loan funding to support businesses to recover, adapt, grow and develop enhanced business models.

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Business Vehicle Registration Relief

Business vehicle registration relief

To support significantly impacted Tasmanian small businesses, business vehicle registration savings and deferrals are now available.

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Free business advice

Free business advice

Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses and their owners to reach their potential. Our advisors can support you with clear and considered advice at no cost to you.

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Keep calm and carry on

We have two new videos from one of our Business Advisors specifically talking about how you can operate through and after COVID-19.

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Free digital coaching

Free digital coaching

To help you get started or build your digital skills, The Department of State Growth is helping businesses take the next step online and offers a range of tools, free one-on-one coaching, seminars, webinars and information for all skill levels through the Digital Ready Program.

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Industry specific support

Industry specific support

Now is a great time to connect with your Industry Association if you haven’t already. Find out how they can support you and your business.

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Minding Your Business program

Minding Your Business

Funded by the Tasmanian Government, the Minding Your Business program delivers free mental health training and support to Tasmanian businesses.

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Personal Protective Equipment temporary supply register

Personal Protective Equipment temporary supply register

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak shortages of personal protective equipment are being expereinced worldwide, but many businesses need essential PPE to continue operating safely.

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Small Business Energy Support Grant Program Round 2

COVID-19 Small Business Energy Support Grant Program Round 2

One off grant payments of $1,000 are available to eligible businesses who have not been eligible for the COVID-19 electricity, water and/or sewerage wavier available from service providers from 1 April 2020.

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Support from other organisations

Rapid Response Skills Matching Service

The Rapid Response Skills Matching Service has been created to help businesses find staff, and workers find a new job or training opportunity.

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Support from other organisations

This is a list of support offered by other organisations. This list is not exhaustive and we would encourage you as a baseline to contact your debtors and creditors to negotiate terms that are mutually agreeable.

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Services continue

Local Government is ensuring essential services continue to be delivered to communities by offering a range of measures that may include flexible payment options, rates discounts, rates rebates, rate relief, grants and other hardship provisions.

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Support from your bank

Support from your bank

The Australian Banking Association keeps you well informed of the support you can access through your financial institution. Click to see what that entails for you.

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Training and learning opportunities

Infection Control Training Fund

The Infection Control Training Fund supports the delivery of infection control training at no (or low) cost to customer-facing workers.

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Online events

Online events are offering you fantastic opportunities to expand your knowledge or help you along your business journey. Find an excellent range of Tasmanian specific events here.

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The Department of State Growth and Austrade

The Department of State Growth and Austrade are holding a postcard series of webinars for export market updates.

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TICT and UTAS

In partnership with the Tasmanian Government, TICT and UTAS, there are full scholarships available to eligible applicants to study two tourism specific post-graduate certificates.

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Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia are holding weekly webinars with different speakers covering different COVID-19 tourism industry recovery related topics.

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Tourism Industry Council Tasmania

Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania have a podcast called Talking Tourism, that provides excellent insight for Tasmanian tourism operators. You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts, or click here.

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Workplace and employee relations support

Workplace and employee relations support

TCCI is providing free advice to support businesses affected by COVID-19 to manage their obligations in regard to industrial relations, such as WHS, leave entitlements and employment obligations. as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Support and Stimulus Package.  

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Free business advice

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association is being supported by the Tasmanian Government to extend their employment relations advice service free to all hospitality business and enterprises around Tasmania.

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Unions Tasmania

Unions Tasmania is providing free advice to any Tasmanian whose job has been impacted by COVID-19. They will assist workers to understand their rights at work and any related questions.

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