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2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland

Businesses may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants. The Queensland Government is making $5,000 grants available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and lockdowns in other states.

Eligibility criteria

The grant provides support to small and medium businesses employing staff across Queensland impacted by:

  • the South East Queensland lockdown that commenced on 31 July 2021
  • the Cairns and Yarrabah lockdown that commenced on 8 August 2021
  • any further Queensland lockdowns in August 2021.

Businesses doesn't have to be located in local government areas subject to the lockdown restrictions, but you must have experienced at least a 30% reduction in turnover as a result of the lockdown.

Small and medium businesses are defined as having:

  • a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum
  • an annual payroll in Queensland of up to $10 million.

Local government areas subject to lockdown restrictions are:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Cairns Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Grants are also available for large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating statewide, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Applications will open in mid-August.

You will need to apply online with supporting evidence. The grant will be paid within 2 weeks of being notified that your application has been approved.

More information on how to apply, including the opening date for applications, will be available in the coming days.

Are you eligible for an Australian government disaster payment?

Check if you are eligible for a disaster payment from the Australian Government if your income has been affected by the South East Queensland lockdown which commenced 31 July 2021.

 Source: Queensland Government