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Vouchers

    Before and after school care voucher scheme

    Program status: Open

    The before and after school care voucher scheme assists NSW families with the costs of before and after school care.

    Families with children attending primary school in NSW can apply for a one-off voucher of $500 per child aged 4 to 13 years to put towards before and after school care expenses.

    Business registration is closed.

    Participating businesses can accept vouchers until 31 December 2022.

    Visit Before and after school care voucher.

    First Lap learn to swim vouchers

    Program status: Open

    Parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3 to 6 years can use a $100 voucher towards the cost of swimming lessons.

    If your business provides in-person weekly or intensive learn-to-swim programs over a minimum of 5 lessons, you may be eligible to register.

    Visit Register as a First Lap provider.

    Rebates

    SafeWork small business rebate

    Program status: Open

    If you are a NSW small business owner or sole trader who employs less than 50 full-time workers, you may be eligible for a SafeWork small business rebate of up to $1,000 on the cost of equipment that makes your workplace safer. Charities and not-for-profit organisations can also apply.

    Visit SafeWork small business rebate.

    Tax assistance and fee waivers

    Payroll tax concessions

    If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a 50% reduction in 2021–22 payroll tax liability.

    Eligibility

    Your business must have:

    • been eligible for a 2021 COVID-19 business grant or JobSaver payments
    • experienced a decline in revenue of at least 30%
    • grouped Australian wages of $10 million or less.

    For more information, visit Revenue NSW.

    ATO COVID-19 support

    If you're experiencing difficulties meeting your tax and superannuation obligations because of COVID-19, or you would like to learn about other support available, visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

    ASIC COVID-19 relief

    If you're experiencing difficulties meeting your obligations to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) due to COVID-19, you have the option of discussing payment plans and applying for fee waivers. For more information, visit ASIC COVID-19 relief.

    Non-government support

    Assistance for Indigenous businesses

    Indigenous Business Australia provides economic development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through:

    • loans and financial services
    • business finance and partnerships.

    Find out about assistance available:

    Financial institutions

    Businesses that are experiencing financial difficulty can visit the Australian Banking Association’s Financial Assistance Hub for answers to frequently asked questions and guidance on next steps.

    Customers will need to contact their financial institutions to discuss the options available to them.

    Last updated: 25 November 2022