I just received an email from Laura Elkaslassy of Adroit Business Solutions about COVID Government Grants available for Australian businesses. I got this email as a subscriber and I would encourage you to join their newsletter and receive valuable info like this yourself. 

Some of you might be eligible for these. It’s worth a peek 🙂



Grants Available:

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three – an additional $2,800 to successful recipients of Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and the Business Costs Assistance Program  Round Two July Extension


Small Business COVID Hardship Fund – grants of up to $10,000 for small business who have experienced a drop in turnover of 70%


    • Grants of $3,500 for Regional Victoria
    • Grants of $7,000 for Metropolitan Melbourne


Rent Relief for Commercial Tenants – to match decrease in turnover

    • Off Mountain Businesses: further $5,000 payments
    • On Mountain and Dinner Plain Employing Businesses: further $20,000 payments

New South Wales

Grants Available:

2021 COVID-19 Business Grant  – $7,500 – $15,000 depending on decline in turnover
Employing business 40% of weekly payroll (capped at $10,000)
Non Employing $1,000 per week

Micro Business Grant – Grants of $1,500 per fortnight for businesses with turnover $30,000 – $75,000

Payroll Tax Deferrals – Payroll Tax Payments due 28th July, 7th August, and 7th September 2021 can be deferred until 7th October 2022

Payroll Tax Concessions -25% reduction in  Payroll Tax for the 2020-2021 financial year when there has been a 30% decline in turnover

General Information about all grants available to New South Wales businesses can be found HERE

Australian Capital Territory

Grants Available:

Covid-19 Business Support Grant based on 30% reduction in turnover
    • Employing Businesses $3,000
    • Non Employing Businesses $1,000

 Covid-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme – up to $10,000

Accommodation and Tourism Venue Operator Support Program – up to $75,000 based on 30% reduction in turnover

Small Tourism Operator COVID Recovery Payment – up to $15,000 based on 30% reduction in turnover for July 2021 compared to April 2021

Hire Car and Charter Bus Registration Fees
Food Business Registration, Outdoor Dining and Liquor Licencing Fee Waivers

Micro Producer Application Fee Reduction –  90% reduction for first year of an Off Licence from 22nd May 2020

Payroll Tax Exemption – Apprentices or TraineesWages paid to new employees who are apprentices or trainees employed after 1 August 2020 are exempt from payroll tax from the start of their employment until 30 June 2022.


Grants available:

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown impacted businesses in Queensland – $5,000 if your business is impacted by the August 2021 Queensland lockdown

Applications open from Monday 16th August 2021

Queensland COVID-19 Cleaning Rebate – up to 80% of cleaning costs for businesses that are confirmed exposure sites

Payroll Tax Relief for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses – deferral of payroll tax liability for July  2021 for 6 months

Marine Tourism Rebate – more information about applying for this rebate will be available soon


Grants Available:

Business Hardship: Border Closure Critical Support Grant – applications open from Monday 16th August 2021

Western Australia

Grants Available:

Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grant: Round Two June 2021 – $3,000 cashflow support for small businesses in impacted industries

Applications open until Tuesday 31st August 2021


South Australia

Grants available:

July 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant Program

Northern Territory

Grants Available

Territory Business Lockdown Payment – $1,000 – over $75k in turnover and experienced significant reduction in turnover or ceased trading