For Business and Industry
Who to contact
The Queensland and Australian Governments provide assistance and support to businesses.
For an overview of Queensland Government Support visit Business Queensland. They also offer a business assistance finder tool to search available business support from the Queensland Government. To keep abreast with updates, alerts and business advice from the Queensland Government visit their dedicated COVID-19 webpage. You can also contact their small business hotline on 1300 654 687.
For an overview of the Australian Government's support for business visit the Australian Business Website. Essential information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Federal Government can be accessed online at https://www.australia.gov.au/. You can also contact the Australian Government's business support helpline 13 28 46.
The Queensland Government has a dedicated COVID-19 websitewhere you can access the current roadmap for easing restrictions and COVID Safe Checklist information.
TheQueensland Small Business Skills Hub is a library of free online video training for small business. The courses are tailored to small business, and provided by GO1 in partnership with the Queensland Government. Available to small businesses with less than 20 staff and a registered ABN.
Work Safe Queensland have developed dedicated resources to help you meet your workplace risk management obligations
TAFE Queensland are providing short-term, fee-free courses for eligible Queenslanders. Access online skill sets and micro-credentials in food service, community care, health support, customer engagement, digital literacy and cyber security.
Community Recovery downloadable resource - A comprehensive Queensland Government information pack.
Business grants for affected businesses - https://www.business.qld.gov.au/
Visit the Australian Taxation Office Website for information on tax support and the economic stimulus packages from the Federal Government. This includes JobSeeker payments as well as cash flow support to assist distressed businesses and measures to retain employees, apprentices and trainees.
The Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland (RFCSSQ) provides free, confidential, impartial, mobile financial counselling for small, medium and primary production businesses in financial hardship.
Free and Independent financial counselling for business is available for small business owners experiencing financial difficulty due to effects of bushfire or COVID-19. Contact the Small Business Financial Counselling Support Line by calling 1800 413 828 or visit the website.
How you can help
You can also show your support by buying local and supporting local small businesses. Things you can do that will make a difference include:
- Shop local in-person and online
- Engage with local businesses on social media
- Shop small online
- Buy a gift card for later
- Buy a Lockyer Valley Gift Card