Information for businesses impacted by
Supporting our Scenic Rim business community through this challenging time is a priority, and it’s important to us to make sure you are getting the right information.
Emergency business hotlines
- Queensland Business Hotline - 1300 654 687
- Federal Government Business Hotline - 13 28 46
- Australian Taxation Office Emergency Hotline - 1800 806 218
- Centrelink Hotline - 13 74 68
- Small Business Hotline - 1300 654 687
Support for businesses
Below is a list of resources and key organisations offering tailored support for businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.
- Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program - Scenic Rim small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for Queensland Government grants up to $10,000 via this Program. The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the shutdown restrictions, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.
- Support for business - Find coronavirus information and assistance for business and industry from the Queensland Government.
- Business support fact sheet - A summary of Queensland Government support for businesses.
- Business assistance finder - an online interactive tool you can click through and it will show you what assistance and support you may eligible for.
- Supply chain issues - The Queensland Government is committed to assisting Queensland manufacturers and businesses that are currently impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation. If you are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to remain open, please select this link and fill out the form.
Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses:
- Support for businesses - Information on support for sole traders, employers, companies, government assistance for business, state and territory information, grants and assistance. This page is frequently updated as new information is made available.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) - Coronavirus knowledge and support provided by CCIQ who are working around the clock to help Queensland businesses protect their operations and their staff. Access free resources, support and information here.
- CCIQ are offering a free Business Essentials 12 month membership which will enable you to receive phone and email support during this period of uncertainty.
- Tourism and Events Queensland - Information specific to hotels, tourism operators, event organisers.
- Tourism Australia has compiled helpful information on their website regarding support and relief assistance for tourism businesses.
- Luminair is a Brisbane-based strategic consultancy who have developed an operations-based e-book focused on assisting event organisers with COVID-19 crisis communications guidance and forecast considerations post the pandemic.
Rural Financial Counselling Service - Southern Queensland
- Small Business Financial Counselling Service - This service has been expanded to support any small business impacted by COVID-19 and is funded by grants from government to local organisations that employ financial counsellors. Any Small Business impacted by COVID19 can now contact the Small Business Financial Counselling Service in Southern Queensland – phone (07) 4622 5500.
Australian Building Codes Board
- As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, it is important to ensure the safety of building water systems before occupancy resumes. While some buildings have been unoccupied during the restrictions, water left in water services could change in quality. This Advisory Note provides guidance on what should be considered prior to re-occupying a building.
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