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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.

Grants previously administered through Department of State Growth have now closed. There is other free support that you can access from the Tasmanian Government, which we have provided information on below. There is also support provided through the Australian Government you can find here.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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West Tamar municipality

West Tamar Council and Bell Bay Aluminium have announced a $50 000 Recovery, Economic and Resilience Grants package for eligible businesses in the West Tamar municipality, visit their website to view full guidelines and express your interest.

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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

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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