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: 

Changes to contact registers and SafeWA now in effect.

The list of businesses and venues that are required to maintain a contact register by collecting contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors and visitors has been expanded.

The expansion includes businesses such as retail venues, certain types of commercial transport, takeaway services, certain outdoor functions and gatherings, and visitors at all WA private and public hospitals.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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: