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

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 including COVID Safety Plans

Access a range of critical information to help you run your business including up to date information on restrictions, and help with COVID Safe Work Plans.

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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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More about Getting digital ready

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

Attract and retain skilled workers by being a great place to work.

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Events

Access information about business events across Tasmania.

News

More COVID-19 testing clinics

Increased COVID-19 testing is now available with new mobile clinics operating around the state.

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Buy Something Tasmanian online marketplace

The new Buy Something Tasmanian internet marketplace helps customers find the best products and services local businesses have on offer, and you can search and purchase from your phone, tablet or computer at home.

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PPE register to support local businesses

A PPE supply register has been set up to assist Tasmanian businesses needing Personal Protective Equipment in order to continue operating safety.

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Waiving payroll tax on JobKeeper payments

To support Tasmanian businesses through the challenges of coronavirus, payroll tax on JobKeeper payments made by employers of Tasmanians will be waived.

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Support to boost staff skills and training

The new $1.5 million Train Now Fund will subsidise training for existing workers and sole traders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protecting Tasmanian water, gas and electricity customers

Aurora Energy, Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks and TasWater are supporting customers throughout the COVID-19 situation.

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Small business support update

An update on Tasmanian Government support for small business during the COVID-19 situation and the associated trading restrictions.

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Support for Temporary Visa holders

Support is now available for temporary visa holders in Tasmania who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place to protect Tasmanians, with payments of $250 per individual or up to $1000 per family available.

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Skills Matching Service operational

The new Rapid Response Skills Matching Service to match displaced workers and to businesses who need new, work-ready employees is now operational.

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Supporting Tassie businesses to succeed online

The Digital Ready for Business program is ready to help more businesses rapidly transition to online and digital models of commerce, promotion and customer engagement.

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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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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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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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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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