Queensland businesses are learning to adjust as the environment they operate in quickly changes due to COVID-19 and society’s adaptations. With a number of programs and resources available, Hub Australia has collated some of the best in the state for you to access.
To find out about more resources from businesses in your community, visit our comprehensive guide for businesses during the impact of COVID-19, with content from Hub Australia’s members and alum.
Brisbane City Council | Business fees waiver
“Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane City Council will waive all charges, levies and permit fees effective immediately for all businesses, as they face economic hardship caused by coronavirus impacts.
The $7.9 million business relief package will apply to businesses and Council lessees who will have a range of fees and charges waived for the next three months.”
The Queensland Government has created a number of payroll tax relief measures to assist various businesses as they work through the impact of COVID-19.
- refunds of payroll tax for 2 months
- a payroll tax holiday for 3 months
- deferral of paying payroll tax for the 2020 calendar year.
Your business may be eligible for a rebate of up to $500 on your energy bills if your consumption is below a set limit. There’s no need to take action for this – it will be automatically applied to all business electricity bills.
There’s a number of other programs and finance options available to Queensland businesses, including retraining and support loans.
The Government is working to support a wide range of businesses around Brisbane and Queensland, with new programs and assets being announced regularly, alongside those instigated by the Federal Government.