Federal and State support

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Many local businesses in Lake Mac have been doing it tough as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Here you will find helpful information and links to Federal and State government support programs and initiatives.

NSW Government support

NSW Government and Service NSW offer a variety of support for workers and businesses.


Applications for the JobSaver payment have closed. Applications for hardship review and for eligible not-for-profit organisations with a turnover decline of 15% to 30% remain open. Call 13 77 88 to apply.

COVID-19 financial support

Help for businesses impacted by COVID-19 including grants, loans and financial assistance.

Small business fees and charges rebate

If your NSW small business or not-for-profit organisation was affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a $2,000 rebate to help pay for government fees and charges.

COVID Safe Check

Develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan specific to your industry, and register so customers know your business is COVID Safe.

COVID-19 assistance finder

Complete a two-minute questionnaire and get a list of benefits and services in health and wellbeing, employment, skills and training, food, housing and finances, tailored specifically for you or your business.

Personalised support

The Business Concierge service is a trusted source of information and personalised, ongoing support for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can register for a call back or call 13 77 88.

Business Connect

Business Connect provides professional advisors, all of whom have experience in running their own small business, to help you with topics such as recovery strategies, managing cashflow, access finance, marketing and other support. You can select an advisor and book an appointment online, or call 1300 134 359.

Create NSW support package for performing arts

The aim of this package is to provide urgent financial support to performing arts venues, producers and promoters impacted by the cancellation or postponement of performances resulting from the NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021.

Training and education

Online courses and learning resources including infection control training and TAFE NSW fee and subsidised online courses.

Australian Government support

The Federal Government has a number of other COVID-19 financial assistance and support programs for business.

Pandemic leave disaster payment

Support if you can’t earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone with COVID-19.

Boosting apprenticeship commencements

Support for employers who engage a new Australian apprentice.

Support for Indigenous businesses

Find support for Indigenous businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Additional support

Additional support can be found via the Business.gov website or subscribe to their fortnightly newsletter.