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Businesses affected by the Tasman Highway road closure can register their impact here,  or apply for the Business Hardship Critical Support Grant Program here.

Business Tasmania

Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

Up to $1 million has been allocated to the Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) to support hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the sign-up of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire (without a driver supplied).

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.

The program is open until 24 December 2021, or until available funds have been exhausted. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt.

How to apply

  1. Read the program guidelines here;
  2. Read the Frequently Asked Questions here; and
  3. Apply here.