Australian and Queensland Governments COVID-19 support and information

The Australian Government and Queensland Government released the COVID-19 Stimulus Package to help support individuals and small businesses counteract the negative impact which COVID-19 is expected to have on the economy and to boost short term cash management for small and medium businesses that employ staff.

The Australian Government and Queensland Government has announced a range of initiatives to support businesses affected by COVID-19. The initiatives are designed to help businesses of all sizes withstand the economic impacts of the pandemic and support job.

For all your queries contact: Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687

Easing of Business Restrictions

The Queensland Government has developed a plan to ease coronavirus (COVID-19) business restrictions to ensure businesses can reopen in a way that increases business activity but does not compromise the health of customers, staff and the community.

These eased restrictions will come into effect at 11:59pm on 15 May 2020.

For more information on this, visit business.qld.gov.au

Stay informed

The Australian Government now has an official "Coronavirus Australia" app in the Apple App Store or Google Play. or join our WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

Emergency business hotlines:

  • Federal Government Business Hotline - 13 28 46
  • Queensland Business Hotline - 1300 654 687
  • Australian Taxation Office Emergency Hotline - 1800 806 218
  • Centrelink Hotline - 13 74 68

Australian Government Small Business Support Page

Visit the Australian Government business website for coronavirus information and support for business.

Here you will find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or you are looking for more details on how the Australian Government can help visit the Services Australia website.

Queensland Government Small Business Support Page

The Queensland Government has support for those impacted by the international outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit the novel coronavirus small business support page for more information.

COVID-19 Grants

There are a number of community and business packages available for COVID-19 relief from the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Often finding and accessing this funding can seem a complicated and difficult task, visit: https://townsville.grantguru.com.au/ to see the full list of available grants. Please read the eligibility carefully, as some grants are for very specific areas.

Government advice for small businesses

Support for Individuals

The Queensland Government has opened a new online portal that will connect Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with new job opportunities. This is among some of the recent initiatives that are part of a $4 billion package of measures to support Queenslanders’ health, Queensland jobs and Queensland businesses. These initiatives are designed to help people withstand the economic impacts of the pandemic and support jobs.

For information on this and more, visit the Queensland Government website.