Business support and recovery
We are here to support and assist your business during the COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The Queensland Government has acted quickly to assist local government, business and industry with resilience and recovery strategies to deal with and mitigate impacts of coronavirus.
The Queensland Government is now putting in place a $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses.
This comprises $2.5 billion dedicated to support the business sector, including up to $500 million to assist workers who lose their job or income and to help them find jobs.
This stimulus package is in addition to initiatives already being implemented under the government’s initial investment of $27 million to provide some immediate industry assistance, and offering access to a $500 million concessional lending facility to support businesses with loans of up to $250,000.
$500 million loan facility
A new Jobs Support $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, has been created to support businesses to keep Queenslanders in work and will comprise loans of up to $250,000.
Payroll tax deferment
All Queensland businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak can defer lodging and paying payroll tax until the end of 2020.
$27.25 million coronavirus industry recovery package
This package will assist local government, business and industry with resilience and recovery strategies. It includes targeted financial support and advice, promotion for Queensland, and counselling and support.
Australian Government $189 billion stimulus package
This package will help protect Australia’s economy from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. This includes cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs.
Support for small businesses
We recognise the economic contribution of small businesses to the state and have a range of measures in place to protect the small business community from the complex and rapidly evolving challenges of COVID-19.
Support for tourism
One in 10 Queenslanders are employed in the tourism industry and the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly affected tourism operators. Specific support measures are available to the tourism sector.
Australian Government support for business
A range of assistance is available to support business investment, assist cash flow, keep employees including apprentices and trainees in jobs, and assist severely affected regions.
Local Government support for business
Many local governments across the state are providing support to businesses, including the waiving or deferral of fees and charges.
Events and gatherings
To access all official and current advice about the COVID19 pandemic, see:
- Queensland Health
- Australian Department of Health
- Queensland Government resources and fact sheets for industry
- Information for employers, travel, transport and hotel industries as well as childcare, schools and higher education industries.
- Resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about COVID-19 including translated resources
To access the most up-to-date travel advice for all destinations and transit points, see:
- SmartTraveller.gov.au: provides Australians with the latest information and advice for safe travel overseas.
- World Health Organisation (WHO): provides travel advice and recommendations for international traffic, including how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Department of Home Affairs provides advice on national boarder closures.
Last updated: 25 Mar 2020