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COVID-19 and Emergency 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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Southern Tasmania Lockdown Business Support Program

Southern Tasmania Lockdown Business Support Program

Grants of between $750 and $1 000 plus funding for perishable goods are available for businesses affected by the lockdown.

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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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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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Expanded Business Vehicle Support Package

Expanded Business Vehicle Support Package

To support Tasmanian businesses impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions, businesses can now apply to have their vehicle registration cost waived for 12 months.

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CLOSED: COVID-19 Micro and Small Business - Border Closure Critical Support Grant

COVID-19 Micro and Small Business - Border Closure Critical Support Grant including supercharged support package

This grant program is closed.

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COVID-19 Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Program

COVID-19 Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Program

Grants of between $750 to $1 500 to access financial or business guidance services.

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Event Marketing Tasmania grants

Event Marketing Tasmania grants

Grants of up to $10 000 are available to assist event organisers with the marketing strategy for an established Tasmanian event.

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Event Ready Grant

Event Ready Grant

This program aims to support events with COVID-19 safety planning.

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Employee Assistance Program for Brunswick Hotel Fire

Employee Assistance Program for Brunswick Hotel Fire

Free access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and immediate family members directly affected by the Brunswick Hotel fire.

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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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Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

Grants of up to $1 000 per vehicle will be available to eligible applicants who add a new Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) Premium Class 8 registration to their fleet, or to accredited car sharing platforms.

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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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Regional Hospitality Revival Fund

Regional Hospitality Revival Fund

Up to $1 million is available under the Regional Hospitality Revival Fund for one-off rebate payments to assist eligible businesses up to a capped amount of $1 500 for costs associated with live performances, event staging, minor works and marketing activities that assist in driving visitation to regional areas.

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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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SME Recovery Loan Scheme

SME Recovery Loan Scheme

Enhancing lenders’ ability to provide cheaper credit to businesses on JobKeeper, allowing many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus, recover and invest for the future.

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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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Tourism Development Loan Scheme

Tourism Development Loan Scheme

The scheme will assist operators to rebuild and regain market share and will provide an opportunity to build resilience, innovate and contribute to the priorities identified within the T21 Plan.

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Tourism, Hospitality and ancillary industries payroll tax waiver

Tourism, Hospitality and ancillary industries payroll tax waiver

The Tasmanian Government’s Payroll Tax Waiver is available for eligible employers in the Tourism, Hospitality and ancillary industries.

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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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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

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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