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COVID-19 Government info for businesses

Access the information you need on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), stay updated and learn how to safeguard your business.

Our office is closed for Easter and reopens on Tuesday 14th April. Please leave a message on 1800 440 026 or email ask@business.tas.gov.au and we will respond to your query when our office reopens.

COVID-19: Information for businesses

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COVID-19 Business support, grants and loans

This page lists all open and announced support, grants and loans offered by the Tasmanian Support and Stimulus packages.

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Information for businesses

Access a range of useful information to help get your business through the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

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COVID-19 - Register your impact

Please complete this form to help us understand the impact of COVID-19 and damage caused to your business.

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Enterprise Centres

Talk to a small business advisor for free. Access information about how this program can help you and your business.

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Starting a business

Starting a business can be exciting and rewarding. Our advice, tools and case studies can help you begin your business journey.

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Managing a business

Access case studies, tools and information about programs that will help you manage your business.

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Getting digital ready

Find out how to take your business online.

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Tools

Access tools and resources to help you run your business in Tasmania.

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Employer of Choice

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Events

Access information about business events across Tasmania.

News

Small Business Emergency Grants round 2 open

Round 2 of the Small Business Emergency Grants is now open for those businesses under severe hardship and who have not received funding under the first round.

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Small Business Emergency Grants round 2 open

Programs and financial support for Tasmanian businesses

More than 7 500 applications have already been submitted for Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Support Grants.

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Supporting small business through tough times

An update on Tasmanian Government support for local small businesses.

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Easier driver’s licence renewals

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the need to minimise person-to-person contact, we have introduced remote driver’s licence renewals.

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Securing air freight access

The Australian Government is providing $110 million to support access to key export markets for Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector.

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Energy cost relief for Tasmanians

Small business customers and community service organisations will have their next quarterly energy bill waived in recognition of the ongoing impacts that COVID-19 is having across the state.

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Gatherings and movement restrictions

Strict restrictions have been placed on movement and gatherings.

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Business support loans open

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.

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Energy consumers protected

Support for Tasmanian residential and small business energy customers.

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Cashless bus fares and fare amnesty

To minimise person-to-person contact, all bus services across the state will be cashless from today, Friday 27 March 2020. This includes general access and fare-charging school buses.

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Financial support for small business

Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Tasmanian small businesses, grants are now available to help businesses in severely impacted industries.

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Business support loans

Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on Tasmanian small businesses, loans are available to assistant eligible businesses with business continuity, viability and sustainability.

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Business continuity grant

We recognise the need for Tasmanian businesses to prepare for the resumption of normal operations and funding available to help Tasmanian businesses to trade through and survive the economic impact of COVID-19, and accelerate recovery.

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Business vehicle registration relief

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

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Supporting our creative arts

We recognise the significant impact the unfolding COVID-19 situation is having on Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries, with funding available to support our artists, screen practitioners and arts organisations.

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Further venue closures

As of midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020, the following business and facilities must either close or adhere to new restrictions

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Government stimulus package

The Tasmanian Government has announced a $420 million economic stimulus package.

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Border Restrictions to Protect Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Government has declared a State of Emergency.

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COVID-19 – Tasmanian hotlines

Do you have questions about coronavirus?  We are here to take your call.

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Tasmanian ICT Workforce Action Plan 2020-2023

Harnessing the capability and building the size of Tasmania’s ICT workforce has a new collaborative direction.

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Meet Tasmania’s Exporter of the Year

Essential Oils of Tasmania (EOT) has been honoured with the 2019 Tasmanian Exporter of the Year Award.

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Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy

The Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy 2019-2023 is helping to grow local businesses and support the establishment of new enterprises with support and training for businesses and their employees.

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