Primary Australian Government Links
Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses – this info link will be updated continually
ABH met with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to talk about what small business needs to do to protect ourselves online .
This guide has been developed to help small businesses protect themselves from the use of web conferencing applications
Australian Federal Government TREASURY response FACT Sheets
- Support for Businesses
- Supporting Individuals & Households
- Supporting the Flow of Credit
- Economic Response
- Early Access to Super
You can also talk to your tax or BAS agent so they can work with the ATO to support you to manage your tax affairs.
- Visit COVID-19
- Or phone on 1800 806 218
South Australian Government Links
- Create your Covid-Safe Plan
All businesses that were forced to close must make a Covid-Safe Plan before reopening
- SA Road Map to easing restrictions: Getting around and doing business
- The South Australian Government has launched a central information website for daily updates and announcements on COVID-19
Support for businesses, jobs & the community impacted by COVID-19
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its significant impact on local businesses, industry sectors and jobs, the South Australian Government has announced a second economic stimulus package- the Jobs Rescue Package, worth $650 million-that will provide immediate financial support and relief to those most affected.
Business Survival Webinars
We are facing challenges so let’s use our time wisely: We want you to survive the coming months and importantly, think positively about what to do differently and what to do better going forward.
Our Business Survival Webinars aim to do just that. Spend an hour with an expert and each other, to strengthen you and your business.
Our qualified business advisors are ready to talk with you about the issues that you are facing in your business right now.
They are experienced small business people who appreciate the challenges that everyone is facing on a daily basis.
Note that for reasons of confidentiality, our call back will show ‘No Caller ID’. However, when you pick up, our ABH Business Advisor will identify themselves immediately.
Resilience and Rebound Program- for tourism businesses
One of the five programs being delivered by the State Government is the Resilience and Rebound Program. The SATC has initiated this program to provide business support for South Australian tourism operators to help work through the COVID-19 crisis and have the necessary tools they will need to help with recovery post event crisis.
A Beautiful Constraint – a book by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
Turn Limitations into advantages: The book discusses how we are all either victims, neutralisers or transformers-or that we are all of these, and they are simply stages we move through when faced with a challenge.
We all have the ability to be victims or to move through these stages of acceptance and the companies that survive and come out of this year the stongest, will be the ones that coose to transform.
Accounting Advice & Support
- Information for small business, from ABH Webinar Presenter: Adrian Belperio of AdCreda Accounting
- CPA Australia
- Chartered Accountants ANZ - Ten emerging business and tax impacts from coronavirus ( COVID – 19)
Finance and Banking
All banks are offering repayments on hold or interest only for between 3-6 months (includes mortgages).
Business and Individuals must apply for this assistance – Credit criteria applies in most instances.
New legislation is in force which is designed to deal with commercial rent issues arising from the Coronavirus-19 pandemic
- View the video from the SA Small Business Commissioner
The Small Business Commissioner SA is working with the Government in considering and implementing measures to support the South Australian community.
Prepare your workplace for a safe return to business.
COVID 19 – Employer Guide
Business SA -COVID-19 Employer Guide
- Fair Work Ombudsman has a helpline to deal with pay and industrial relations matters on 13 13 94 or their website www.fairwork.gov.au.
- Fair Work Ombudsman – Coronavirus and Australian Workplace Laws
Health and Wellbeing
These are challenging unprecedented times, adhere to the Government’s recommendations to stay healthy
If feeling unwell and or anxious contact your GP via phone prior to going to a clinic
New SA Mental Health Support Line
The support line will be staffed from 8am to 8pm and can be reached on 1800 632 753
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice.
- Visit website
- or call 1300 224 636
Lifeline Australia is a national charity organisation which provides over the phone 24-hour support and suicide prevention services. Information and resources are available for concerned family and friends.
- Visit website
- or call 131114