Federal Assistance

From Saturday the 7th August there is a payment available similar to Jobkeeper called the Covid-19 Disaster Payment which you can apply for yourself through your MyGov account linked to a Centrelnk online account which is easy to set up.

The payment is for salary and wage earners where you will need to provide details regarding hours of work you have lost and what your employer’s ABN is.

The amount is $750 per week for people who have lost more than 20 hours of work each week and $450 for people who have lost less than 20 hours.

Once you are eligible you will continue to receive the payment, you won’t have to reapply. This payment will be tax free.

Click on the link for more information.


State Government Assistance

From mid-August, Queensland businesses with a turnover of greater than $75,000 p.a. and who have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30% will be eligible for a grant of $5,000.

The application process will be online with the funding flowing within two weeks of the application approval.

Please go to this link for further information.