COVID-19 Financial Resources

19 March 2020

Below is information on the personal and business 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, including Mental Health Support  and Public Health Orders and Restrictions is at www.health.nsw.gov.au. If you feel unwell, get tested: Testing Locations.  

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. The Service NSW website www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 includes:

Other Resources

Jobs Hub to help find job opportunities in the changing job market: www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub

Information for NSW tenants is at www.tenants.org.au/blog/renting-and-covid-19-information and www.tenants.org.au/covid19/guide

The Welfare Rights Centre helps with income security payments and Centrelink: welfarerightscentre.org.au/covid19

Financial counseling: www.fcan.com.au

Dealing with debt collectors: justiceconnect.org.au/resources/responding-to-debt-collection-during-covid19/

Help with your water bills is available at www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/accounts-billing/paying-your-bill/help-with-your-bill/index.htm

Foodbank can help get food to people in need through local charities: www.foodbank.org.au/homepage/who-we-help/individuals/?state=nsw-act

General Business grants: australiangrants.org and www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs

Support available for not-for-profits www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19/Support-for-not-for-profits/

Information about workplace rules: www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws

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  www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/regulations/2020-175.pdf

Support available from the Small Business Commissioner, www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/get-help/covid-19-coronavirus-information-small-business-owners

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

City of Sydney business grants: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships/business-grants

City of Sydney community services grants: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships/community-grants/community-services-grants

City of Sydney cultural grants and sponsorship: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships/cultural-grants-sponsorships

Woollahra Municipal Council Local COVID information including beach rules: https://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/news/articles/stay_safe_and_stay_connected

Information for non-profit community groups: communitydirectors.com.au/save-our-sector

Travel Exemptions: covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!

 

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