QLD COVID-19 Assistance + Positivity + Newsletter

Here we are again, back to lockdowns (SE QLD). We’ve been fortunate in Australia and in particular in Queensland but it’s our turn to experience lockdowns again. It’s hard to keep up to date with all the information as it changes on a regular basis. Please be patient with those in leadership making tough calls as I’m sure they are trying their best.

The purpose of this email is to give a quick update regarding business support options. These details may change on a day by day or even an hour by hour basis so feel free to contact us if you’d like information specific to your situation.

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

Grants of $5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses impacted by the lockdown from 31 July 2021. The business doesn’t have to be located in South East Queensland (SE QLD) but must experience a turnover reduction of at least 30%.

Applications open in mid August. I’m sure additional information will be released by then.

2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland | Business Queensland

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

SE QLD is a declared Commonwealth hotspot. Workers impacted by the lockdown may be eligible for the COVID-19 disaster payments of:

  1. $750 per week for individuals who lose 20 or more hours of work per week during the lockdown
  2. $450 per week for individuals who lose between 8 and 20 hours of work per week during lockdown

There is no liquid assets test to receive these payments. 

The payments will be available from day one of the lockdown, with claims made from day eight in arrears, and a weekly payment then made for the duration of the Commonwealth hotspot declaration.

Applications can be made from the Services Australia website shortly.

Summary of QLD COVID-19 business support | CA ANZ (charteredaccountantsanz.com)

The newsletter below discusses assistance available to businesses in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.


We find ourselves in an unfortunate position but good can still come from it. It’s much easier to see opportunities with a positive mindset. It’s a great time to differentiate yourself from your competitors in the market.

Below are a few practical positivity tips: (click here if you can’t see the image)

Practical Positivity


Below is a list of articles in this months newsletter:

  1. Support payments for businesses & workers impacted by COVID-19
  2. Managing employees working from home
  3. Superannuation guarantee rate increases
  4. Creating QR codes
  5. Worker shortages 
  6. Are you in the correct business structure?
  7. Succession planning for a family business

These articles are only summaries of these topics so please contact us if you’d like any additional information.

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