Support for Sole Traders or ABN Holders during and after Covid-19. 

If you hold an ABN and are trading as a Sole Trader there are a number of supports you may be eligible to access.

Both Federal and State Governments have implemented a range of supports for small businesses including ABN holders and Sole Traders. Look at both the Australia Wide options and your state or territory to find out more.

Australia Wide Support

Business.gov.au

The Federal Government has implemented a range of supports for Sole Traders who are experiencing hardship. The following link lists the options. 

Support for Businesses in Vic

If you are business in Victoria and need additional support you may be eligible for a number of grants or deferrals. Click the link for more details

Support for Businesses in NSW 

If you are business in NSW and need additional support you may be eligible for a number of grants or deferrals. Click the link for more details

Job Seeker or Centrelink Payment

If you are not eligible for business support, you may be eligible for Jobseeker or a Centrelink payment. To apply or to find out more follow go to Services information in the link.

FINANCIAL Support VIC

The Victorian Government have put in place a number of supports to assist individuals and families. Full details are in the link. Click for more.

FINANCIAL Support NSW

The NSW Government have put in place a number of supports to assist individuals and families. Full details are in the link. Click for more.

Support if you employ Apprentices or Trainees

If you are Sole Trader and employ Apprentices or Trainees you may be eligible for support. For more details click the button below.

ATO - PAYG and Lodgement

To assist taxpayers experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19, the ATO are providing added flexibility to manage your Tax Obligations to suit your circumstances. Click for more.

Instant Asset Write Off

An overview of the increase to the instant asset write off and how this can help Sole Traders and Small businesses during Covid-19, click for more.

Unsecured Loans (SME Guarantee)

Under the Scheme, the Government will provide a guarantee of 50 per cent to small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders for new unsecured loans to be used for working capital. Click for more.

Making financial decisions

Moneysmart provides useful and practical advice on dealing with your finances. During challenging times, making financial decisions can feel overwhelming. There's support and services available to help you. Click below

Nil Interest Loans

In collaboration with other organisations, Nil interest and low interest Loans are being developed for small business and Sole Traders. Click for more details.

Information and Advice

Contact the Australian Chamber of Commerce or your local state Chamber of Commerce for information and advice on dealing with Covid-19. Click to find your state based Chamber.

SBMS - Small Business Mentoring Service 

Small Business Mentoring Service provides support to businesses impacted by Coronavirus and the bushfires as well as general support to businesses. Click the link.

Local Business Support Programs

Several Councils and organisations are offering support to small and micro-business with coaching, financial support and mentoring, LaunchMe run by Good Shepherd offers opportunity for micro-enterprise. For more details click the link.

NEIS - New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

The program provides training and business set-up mentoring assistance to enable eligible unemployed people to become self supporting and independent by establishing and running their own business. Learn more in the link

State Support

Victoria

Support for Sole Traders in Victoria during Covid-19 

Small Business Victoria

Small Business Victoria has a range of supports for Sole Traders. From information on the latest financial Supports to Mentoring and help with business operations. Find out more below.

SBMS - Small Business Mentoring Service

Small Business Mentoring Service provides support to businesses impacted by Coronavirus and the bushfires as well as general support to businesses. Click the link.

South Australia

Support for Sole Traders in South Australia during Covid-19 

Business South Australia

Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). For more details click the link

ACT - Australian Capital Territory

Support for Sole Traders in the ACT during Covid-19 

ACT Gov't Support for Business

The ACT Government is delivering a an economic survival package to support the ACT community through the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To see what’s available for businesses under the package in the link.

New South Wales

Support for Sole Traders in New South Wales during Covid-19 

Small Business NSW 

Small business NSW has a range of  information which will provide you with tips and resources to help you manage your small business during the crisis and into the recovery phase. For more click the link

Queensland

Support for Sole Traders in Queensland during Covid-19 

Small Business QLD

Find coronavirus information and assistance for businesses from the Queensland Government. For more click the link.

Northern Territory

Support for Sole Traders in Northern Territory during Covid-19 

NT Business Support

If you are a small business owner, you can get information and resources to help you manage your business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Click for more

Western Australia

Support for Sole Traders in Western Australia during Covid-19 

Small Business WA

To help you manage business disruption associated with coronavirus (COVID-19),  they have put together a range of support information focused on the needs of small business owners. Click for more

Tasmania

Support for Sole Traders in Tasmania during Covid-19 

Tasmania Gov't Support

Access the information you need on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), stay updated and learn how to safeguard your business.

No Interest Micro-Business Loan

The No Interest Micro Business Loan provides low income earners with interest-free loans to support their new or growing business.