Business EnvironmentChamber Updates

COVID-19 Useful Links

17 April, 2020, Posted By tvlchamber

All levels of government are updating their support and funding packages for businesses regularly. 

We recommend that you regularly check sources of reputable and have compiled a list of useful links relating to business.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Main Federal Government website for businesses impacted by COVID-19 click HERE

Federal government small and medium business hotline on 13 28 46 open from 7am to 11am AEST and the support unit can be emailed via their website

AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE

Emergency Support Info line on 1800 806 218.

For ATO website click HERE

OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES

For the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australiawww.australia.gov.au.

STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

THE COVID-19 HUB

The ‘go to’ website for all COVID-19 information for Queenslanders, including business owners, with sections relating to:

  • Health advice
  • Government actions
  • Care Army
  • Help and Advice
  • Essential information
  • Industry and business (including state and federal support)

To visit this website click HERE

It also has a helpful business assistance finder – click here for the direct link https://www.business.qld.gov.au/covid-assistance

QUEENSLAND RURAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AUTHRORITY (QRIDA) For information about the disaster recovery loans and grants click HERE

WORKCOVER QUEENSLAND – COVID-19 FAQ Click HERE

 

LOCAL SUPPORT

Townsville City Council support includes:

  • 14-day payment terms
  • Major project contract distribution
  • Promoting small business –
  • Rate extensions
  • Free parking in the CBD
  • Rebates on some charges

For more information click HERE

Support Local Townsville

TOWNSVILLE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY

Townsville Enterprise has developed a survey for businesses across all industries to better understand the broader economic impacts currently felt across our region and anticipated future challenges from Coronavirus.

Take the survey here.

 

OTHER SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS

The Business Council Australia (BCA) has also compiled useful information including health advice, business restrictions, and cross-border restrictionsClick here to view.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) have created a useful dashboard of COVID-19 Knowledge and support for Queensland Businesses Click HERE

CCIQ Employer Assistance (HR) Helpline – 1 300 731 988

AUSTRALIAN BANKS – Small business relief package click HERE

MoneySmart/ COVID-19 – Click HERE 

Manufacturing hubs Grants – click HERE for more detail

FREE DIRECT ADVICE

Queensland Government Economic Relief – 1 300 654 687

CCIQ Employer Assistance (HR) Helpline – 1 300 731 988

BDO Tax and Business Performance Advice  – 07 3237 5999

ADITS – Technology Contingency helpline 0747 599 428 For more information, visit the media release HERE.

JCU Free Tax Clinic for individual and businesses – 4781 5393

Townsville Chamber Projects Committee Legal Connect – 47217 2870

Townsville City Council COVID-19 Helpdesk – 4727 9666  Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.

Small Business Financial Counselling Service. 4652 5669.

 

SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS

State Government COVID-19 Hub 

National Debt Helpline / COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide

ACCC / Help when you’re in debt

Telstra / Adversity Financial Hardship

 

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

Headspace – 4799 1799

Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800

Mens Line – 1300 78 99 78

Health Direct – 1800 022 222

Dr Jo Lukins / Free Resources / Reslience (with permission – thanks Jo!)

Dr Jo Lukins / Free Resources / Standing up after you’ve been stood down (with permission – thanks Jo!)

Townsville Shines

 

WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS

TAFE Queensland / Financial Resilience Webinars

CCIQ / COVID-19 Series: State and Federal Government resources available for Business

CCIQ / Coronavirus and your business: Be practically prepared

Commonwealth Bank of Australia /  Webcast Series: Coronavirus Economic Imapct Update

National PC / Preparing your business to work remotely

The Resilience Series with Carey Group

 

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