The Anzac Day long weekend snap lockdown came as a shock to Western Australians, also hitting businesses hard.
Today, the West Australian Government announced that it will make $2,000 payments available to assist with costs incurred…
The Government said:
“About 15,000 businesses are expected to qualify, including hospitality, catering and staging, fitness, hair and beauty, and creative and performing arts.”
In a statement, the WA Government said the “one-off $2,000 payment will provide assistance to eligible businesses with an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million that have a valid ABN and are registered for GST purposes, with a turnover of more than $75,000.”
So, startups could qualify, depending on the sector they are in? Looks like.
Additionally, “businesses must have incurred losses of perishable goods, cancellations, or other unforeseen costs as a result of the lockdown. Upon request, businesses must be able to demonstrate losses and retain relevant records for at least 12 months.”
A list of eligible industries include:
- cafés and restaurants;
- catering services;
- pubs, taverns, bars and nightclubs;
- accommodation and sightseeing;
- health and fitness centres and gyms;
- sport and physical recreation (instruction);
- hairdressing and beauty services;
- clubs (hospitality);
- specialised food retail;
- food wholesalers;
- creative industries and performing arts venues; and
- event equipment hire.
For more information, please visit the Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants website.
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