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Business support

We’re here to help you find the support your business needs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Industry update

We are updating our stakeholders regularly with the COVID-19 Industry Support Resources advice. Topics include:

  • boosting cash flow for SMEs
  • supporting apprentices, trainees, casual staff
  • tax, power bill and rent relief
  • rules for trading
  • tourism business support
  • getting ready to rebound workshops.

Read the latest issue of the COVID-19 Industry Support Resources update.

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Advance Queensland support

We are pivoting our Advance Queensland programs to help address COVID-19 challenges and opportunities and to help you access support from state and federal governments.

We are sharing your success stories as your business changes to respond to COVID-19.

You can find the latest updates about how we’re helping our innovation ecosystem on our Advance Queensland website.

Queensland Government support

Business Queensland is the Queensland Government’s one-stop-hub for essential COVID-19 business information, including:

Jobs finder

Is your employment impacted by COVID-19 and you are now looking for work? Using more than 200 professional recruitment agencies, Jobs finder Queensland can match your skills with suitable job opportunities. Register your details, location and skills on job finder.

Australian Government support for business

The Australian Government coronavirus information and support for business is available to support you to

  • boost cash flow
  • keep employees including apprentices and trainees in jobs
  • assist severely affected regions, communities and industries.

The Safe Work Australia website has been updated to provide detailed guidance for businesses and workers on how to stay safe from COVID-19.

Local Government support for business

Many local councils across Queensland are providing support to businesses, including the waiving or deferral of fees and charges.

Mental wellbeing

You can visit the Queensland Health website to find information on how to look after your mental wellbeing in a crisis.

Other contacts:

  • Lifeline (Mental health and wellbeing) - phone 13 11 14
  • Beyondblue (Mental health and wellbeing) - phone 1300 224 636
  • Headspace (Youth mental health and wellbeing) - phone 1800 650 890

Caring for others

You can call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349. This hotline is for Queenslanders who do not have the capacity to look after themselves in quarantine and don’t have family or friends to help them.

To support seniors who don’t have family, friends or neighbours, register for the Care Army on 1800 173 349 or at qld.gov.au/CareArmy.

You can contact the Salvation Army or phone 1300 662 217.

You can find the domestic or family violence support offered by the Queensland Government.

Last updated: 27 May 2020