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COVID-19 Government info for businesses

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COVID-19: Information for businesses

Business Tasmania

COVID-19 Business Support, Grants and Loans

We recognise the significant impact the unfolding COVID-19 situation and trading restrictions are having on Tasmanian small businesses. The Tasmanian Government is providing a substantial stimulus package to support Tasmania as we tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details of the Tasmanian Support and Stimulus Package can be found here.

Immediate support is now available in the most severely impacted industries:

  • Seafood
  • Tourism and accommodation
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Fitness

Below are all of the business supports, grants and loans that will be administered through Department of State Growth. When application details become available, a link to the guidelines and application form will be provided below. You can also sign up to our newsletter to be updated as soon as things become available.

For any support offered by the Australian Government, please visit www.business.gov.au

COVID-19 Business Support, Grants and Loans

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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Business Continuity Grant

Business continuity grant

To assist small business fight the economic impact of COVID-19 and prepare the foundation to set Tasmania up for a rapid recovery when the situation eases, one-off grants of up to $750 are available through the Business Continuity Grant.

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Business Support Loan Scheme

Business Support Loan Scheme

Loans from $20 000 up to $250 000 are available to assist eligible businesses for the purpose of supporting business continuity, viability and sustainability during the Coronavirus period. The loans are now open.

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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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Culture and Creative Industries stimulus package

Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package

Arts Tasmania is administering new funding of $1.5 million and introducing new operational measures of over $2 million to support the individuals and organisations leading Tasmania’s renowned cultural sector. The package has been designed to specifically address the challenges facing our artists, screen practitioners and organisations.

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Primary Healthcare Grant Program

Primary Healthcare Grant Program

To assist general practices and community pharmacies to support continued delivery of primary health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, grants of up to $10 000 are available as one off support payments.

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Small Business Emergency Support Grant

Small Business Emergency Support Grant

To assist affected small businesses in the identified severely impacted industries, grants of $2 500 are available through the Department of State Growth as one off emergency support payments.

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Small Business Hardship Grant

Small Business Hardship Grant

Not open yet: For small businesses in the identified sectors that are experiencing severe financial hardship, grants of $15 000 grants will be made available.

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Support from other organisations

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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