The Shire of East Pilbara announced an unprecedented COVID-19 response package in the East Pilbara, with a suite of measures approved by council.
Below are the forms to access support with your rates
See more details about the package here
See the media release item here
See our information booklet here
More information coming soon
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
On 12 March, the Federal Government announced a $17.6 billion small business stimulus/relief package. Since then, two additional funding packages have been announced - $66 billion on 22 March and a further $130 billion on 30 March. Each funding package has covered a range of measures to support businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to your business.
Australian Government small business stimulus/relief package
Confused about the JobKeeper payments for employers and employees?
More information around eligibility can be found here
A factsheet for employees can be found here
A factsheet for employers can be found here
STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
On 16 March, the WA State Government announced $114 million in measures to support small businesses as part of a $607 million total stimulus package.
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to you.
WA Government small business stimulus/relief package
LOTTERYWEST COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
WA Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations experiencing hardship. Grants are available for crisis and emergency relief support for eligible not-for-profit and community organisations. The funding will also provide financial relief for not-for-profit sports, arts and community organisations who had lost revenue due to cancelled events.
Eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply immediately for grant support by clicking on the link below or calling 133 777.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The Small Business Development Corporation has a number of useful resources available online, including a free advisory service
, free online workshops
and COVID-19 information tailored to small business owners
The SBDC has refocused their 133 140 hotline number to deal specifically with queries from business owners looking to navigate the wide range of recently announced Federal and State government measures to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19.
They have also included a practical 12 step checklist of what you can do to keep your business open and/or reduce the impact of coronavirus, which can be found here
BUSINESS LOCAL PILBARA
Business Local Pilbara offer free expert advice
, direction, training and referrals on all aspects of small business. They also offer business skills workshops
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WA
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry have launched a COVID-19 microsite
. This site contains a number of resources to assist businesses, as well as information, including:
AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE
- The CCIWA Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook, which includes plans for contagion
- A sample COVID-19 business continuity plan
- A sample staff communications email
- A COVID-19 Guide for Employers
- An outline of the new COVID-19 subsidies for business
- Screening questionnaires for staff and external parties
- A work-from-home OHS checklist
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have set up a dedicated Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 to provide advice with anyone having difficulties with tax obligations because of COVID-19.
They have also set up a dedicated ATO web page
with further support available for businesses and FAQs.
The Department of Finance website
also contains information on State Government measures.
Financial Counselling Australia
provide free financial counselling through their national debt helpline 1800 007 007.
Further support information can be found on the business.gov.au
website or for further health related updates head to the Department of Health website