COVID-19 Business Assistance Information

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on the day to day operations of businesses as well as operations beyond the immediate timeframe. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 

The WA Roadmap to carefully ease COVID-19 restrictions is now available and can be viewed here.

The current health advice is that the State can cautiously begin to re-open certain venues and facilities, and increase indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings to a maximum of 20 people, while of course continuing to practise social distancing and good personal hygiene.

All businesses are required to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.

To reopen, businesses will need to:

  • comply with conditions outlined in the COVID Safety Guidelines — please read these before completing your plan
  • complete a COVID Safety Plan
  • display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate in a visible location on the premises — this is included in the plan
  • maintain a strict limit of a minimum of 4 square metres per person
  • ensure a maximum of 20 people per venue (excluding staff)
  • maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning
  • maintain attendance records of patrons for contact tracing
  • carefully manage waiting areas to ensure social distancing.

Click here for further information regarding COVID Safe Plans and tailored guidelines and plans for Food Business and Sport and Recreation.

Phase 4 will see further restrictions lifted from 11.59pm on Friday 27 June 2020

Read Phase 4 - Easing of Restrictions FAQs


COVID-19 Stimulus Package for Small Business: Small Business Development Corporation

Since 12 March 2020, the Australian Government has announced several stimulus and relief packages, designed to sustain small businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep employees in work. The government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable.

Read the full update


JobKeeper Payment

The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19.

You can receive the JobKeeper Payment for employees that have been stood down if they were on your books on 1 March.  

Learn more


Commercial tenancies - COVID-19 response

The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has issued some advice about your commercial tenancy rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

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Jobs Hunt

In this rapidly changing jobs market the Australian Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work.

While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.

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COVID-19 Information and Support for Business: Business.gov.au

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Coronavirus information and support for business


Government Support for the Tourism Industry: Tourism Australia

Australian, State and Territory governments provide a range of support and relief assistance for tourism businesses.

Learn more about asssistance and support for the tourism industry


Coronavirus Information: Tourism Western Australia

Tourism WA is continually working to support industry during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 Information: Tourism Council Western Australia

The Tourism Council Western Australia have put together a page designed to provide the latest information and advice for tourism businesses on COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Business Support: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has launched a dedicated website to provide information and assistance to businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Visit the website


Responding to COVID-19: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia

COVID-19 has wiped billions from our WA economy. CCIWA is helping thousands of businesses navigate issues like reduced local and global consumer demand, supply chain disruptions and restrictions on staff movements.

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Federal Government links

The below information is available on the Australian Government business website:

More information on the Australian Government’s response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 can be found at https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus


State Government links

The below information is available on the Government of Western Australia's website: