Business Support – COVID-19
Helping Business through COVID-19
The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber recognises the significant impact of COVID-19 to businesses and the flow on effect to the wider community. This page has been created to assist businesses with helpful links, information and tools to help them at this time.
COVID-19 business support Line (business.gov.au)
If your business has been affected by COVID-19, contact the team of dedicated customer representatives who can help you on 13 28 46. They will be available to assist you with extended hours between 7am – 9pm across Australia, Monday to Sunday.
NSW Government – Business information; gatherings & protecting yourself
Visit NSW Government – CCOVID-19 for advice and information for community and businesses, including information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and social distancing.
NSW Government – Businesses and employees
Employee rights and workplace responsibilities to help manage the impact of COVID-19.
NSW Government Business and employees information including:
Prime Ministers Media Centre
Find the latest media announcements from the Prime Minister’s office.
NSW Premier’s Media Centre
Find the latest media announcements from the NSW Premier’s office.
Information and resources General Public and Industry
A collection of resources for the general public and industry about COVID-19:
In this collection:
- Find the facts
- Home isolation and care
- For travellers who have been in mainland China, Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy
- For international travellers
- For parents of school aged children
- For aged care residents and families
- For childcare, schools and higher education
- For employers
- For travel, transport and hotel industries
- For funeral directors
Information and resources for Health Professionals
NSW COVID-19 statistics*
Advice on the COVID-19 infection for people living, working and visiting New South Wales.
Individual Support – Treasury
The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation.
- Income support for individuals
- Payments to support households
- Temporary early release of superannuation
- Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates
- Reducing social security deeming rates
Individual Support – myGov account and Centrelink
How to create a myGov account and connect to Centrelink
With myGov, you can access government services online.
To get Centrelink payments and services, you will need to create a myGov account (if you don’t already have one) and link to Centrelink. Following the links below for more information.
On Tuesday 30 March, the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper payment plan as part of an unprecedented $130 billion stimulus package.
The JobKeeper payment is designed to help businesses keep their employees on the payroll during government-ordered closures and dwindling profits. The payment equals $1,500 per eligible employee, per fortnight.
The government hopes that when businesses are ready to re-open after the hibernation period, employees will be able to go back to work quickly and with little interruption.