Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses. We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.
- Extension to JobKeeper Payment – The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021.
Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the coronavirus.
The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours.
Other eligibility rules remain unchanged. Learn more about the JobKeeper Payment for employers and employees or sole traders and other entities.
- JobKeeper Payment: changes for child care providers – The rule changes relating to JobKeeper payments for child care providers have now been confirmed.
Eligibility for JobKeeper payments will stop from 20 July for employees of an approved provider of child care services where those employees whose ordinary duties are that they are engaged principally in the operation of the child care centre, and eligible business participants where the business entity is an approved provider of a child care service.
Childcare providers need to ensure that they do not claim JobKeeper for employees and eligible business participants who are no longer eligible. Learn more on the ATO website.
- JobTrainer skills package announced– The Australian Government has announced a $2 billion JobTrainer skills package, to reform the Vocational Education and Training sector and keep apprentices in jobs.
Learn more about the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy.
- Victorian Government’s Business Support Package – The Victorian Government has announced a $534 million Business Support Package that includes cash grants for struggling businesses, mental health support for business owners, relief for tourism operators who can no longer welcome Melbourne-based visitors for holidays and tailored and targeted advice for businesses to adapt, stay afloat and then bounce back on the other side.
Learn more about state and territory grants and assistance.