Other COVID-19 Support

There are a range of government support measures for businesses affected by COVID.  

COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder

Business Assistance Hotlines:

  • Federal Government Business Support Hotline: 132 846
  • QLD Small Business Hotline: 1300 654 687
  • The Queensland Small Business Commissioner provides information and advocacy support to small businesses, and informal resolution and mediation of COVID-19 affected small business leases. Small business tenants and landlords whose trade has been affected by COVID-19 can seek assistance with resolving lease disputes and access a free mediation service offered by the Commissioner. 

    For key updates on paying rent, access to grants, loans and support, and COVID-Safe business requirements read Maree Adshead's Newsletters.

    The Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner can be contacted on 1300 312 344 or visit the website.

  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman 

    With  so much information available online it can be hard to know where to turn for business support. My Business Health has been developed by the ASBFEO and is here to help businesses navigate the system, to find what you need to face challenges and identify opportunities to grow your business.

    Pulling together a range of resources, My Business Health gives you easy access to tools, templates and tips to manage stress and proactively engage with running your business.

    We know that good business health supports good mental health, and vice versa. We want to ensure that small business owners have the tools to manage the challenges so they can focus on enjoying their business.

    Access My Business Health 

  • The primary role of the Small Business Financial Counselling Program is to provide assistance to Small Businesses who are experiencing hardship associated with the long standing drought conditions or the impacts of COVID-19, and have no alternative source of impartial support.

     

  • The Queensland Tourism Business Financial Counselling Service will provide free financial counselling support to help tourism operators resize or change their business model, and will offer a rebate for businesses needing additional expert advice.

    The Queensland Tourism Business Financial Counselling Service is a 3 stage process:

    • Stage 1: Free Tourism Business Health Check
    • Stage 2: Free Tourism Business Financial Counsellor Service
    • Stage 3: 50% rebate on up to $5,000 of Tourism Business Professional Advice

    The $2 million program will run from March 2021 to June 2022.