COVID-19 business support resources

Last updated 1 July 2020


Council understands that this is a difficult and unprecedented time for our business community. Below is a list summary of business support resources currently available.

As restrictions continue to ease, some business support is ending. Please check the closing dates on the relevant websites. 

There are also a range of resources to help businesses re-open and operate safely.


North Sydney Council

To support local businesses and community groups impacted by the Federal and State Government response to COVID-19, Council introduced a policy on 25 March 2020 detailing support and/or waivers of fees or charges, particularly for those impacted by enforced closures.

Following the NSW Government's decision to ease certain business restrictions from 1 June 2020, businesses will be required to recommence full lease or licence payments to Council by 1 August 2020. 

Similarly, with the easing of restrictions on community sporting activities from 1 July 2020, the waiving of ground hire fees for not for profit community sporting clubs will end on 1 September 2020.

Find out more: Local Business Support Package during COVID-19

Help support businesses in our local government area.
Find out more: Shop Local North Sydney - Facebook Group

Templates and resources to help cafes, restaurants and beauty salons operate safely are available on Council's website.

Find out more: Cafes and Restaurants (includes free online training course)

Find out more: Beauty, nail, wax, tanning salons


Federal Government

The Federal Government has announced an economic response totalling $320 billion across the forward estimates, representing 16.4% of annual GDP. This includes the JobKeeper Payment.

Find out more: Federal Government announcement

The website also has information about financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Find out more: resources


State Government

The State Government is supporting jobs, healthcare, small business and the community through a $2.3 billion stimulus package in response to COVID-19. This included a Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant.

Find out more: State Government announcement

Service NSW also has information, grants and assistance packages to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Find out more: Service NSW resources

The State Government has launched the COVID Safe Check for businesses. 

When businesses complete their COVID-Safe Plan online and self-declare, they are registered as COVID Safe. They receive collateral (posters, stickers and digital assets for use in their premises and online) allowing customers to know that their business is COVID Safe.

Find out more: COVID Safe Check for businesses 


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