COVID-19 Financial Resources

Below is information on the financial, workplace, small business and renter resources currently available. I am in regular contact with the government advocating for resources for those in need, and a great deal of work is being done across all portfolios to address this crisis. I will continue to update this page.

The most up to date Health Resource for Covid-19 is

Mental Health Support resources are available

Service NSW provides a 24/7 hotline to support people and business operators throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with questions about support and government assistance, phone 13 77 88, information at . Assistance finder


Resources for Individuals and Households

Use Jobs Hub to help find job opportunities in the changing job market,

Commonwealth income support:

Support available from the Australian Taxation Office for individuals and employees,

Information for NSW tenants is at and

The Welfare Rights Centre helps with income security payments and Centrelink:

Get help from a financial counselor:

Dealing with debt collectors:

Energy bill relief is available for people in NSW through the Energy Accounts Payment Assistance Scheme. Apply for the scheme by contacting Service NSW, 13 77 88 or online at

Help with your water bills is available at

Information on Emergency Relief Packages:

Land Tax relief:

For information and advice on individuals welfare rights and advice go to

Supermarkets are taking measures to ensure access and security, and there is no need to panic buy or hoard. Foodbank can help get food to people in need through local charities:

Support available from banks:


Resources for Businesses and Not for Profits

Support for businesses:

The National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 is available HERE.

General Business grants, and

Enrol for JobKeeper $1,500 fortnight payment: Key dates for JobKeeper:

Support available from the Australian Taxation Office for businesses and employers  and not-for-profits

NSW Treasury stimulus and payroll tax cuts:

Land Tax relief:

Information about workplace rules:

Service NSW Support for Small Businesses:

Apply for a small business COVID-19 recovery grant at Applications 16 August 2020.

For assistance and advice contact Business Commercial Leases and Advice Line 1300 795 534, the Small Business Commission Disputes Line 8332 4815 or Business Advice Line 13 28 46. Commercial Lease regulation information is

Support available from the Small Business Commissioner,

City of Sydney Business Concierge is available to provide advice and support options 9.30 to 4.00pm, telephone, 9265 9333, email

City of Sydney business grants:

City of Sydney community services grants:

City of Sydney cultural grants and sponsorship:

Support available from banks:

Information for non-profit community groups:


Further Support

Councils are joining the State and Federal Governments in providing relief to small businesses and others impacted by this crisis. Information on the City of Sydney’s $72.5 million relief package is HERE and Woollahra Council’s HERE

If you require further support with financial assistance contact your federal member of Parliament. 

For residents of Paddington, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay Edgecliff & Woollahra contact Dave Sharma, Member for Wentworth, telephone 9327 3988, email

For residents of Millers Point, Dawes Point, The Rocks, Sydney CBD, Haymarket, Potts Point (east of Macleay St), Darlinghurst, Surry Hills & Pyrmont contact Tanya Plibersek Member for Sydney, telephone 9379 0700, email



My letter to the federal Treasurer seeking financial support for overseas workers and students is HERE.

My letter to the NSW Treasurer seeking support for temporary visa holders is HERE.

My letter to the NSW Treasurer seeking direct assistance for small business rents is HERE.

My letter to the Minister for Home Affairs seeking assistance for refugee's and asylum seekers is HERE.