The Australian Government’s Business.gov.au (Business) provides information and support for small business, sole traders, employers and companies. Business has a COVID-19 specific page to provide information and support for businesses to find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support. For more information, please click the below link.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) assists and advocates for small businesses and family enterprises. ASBFEO has compiled information on the government’s stimulus packages, assistance from financial institutions and small business fact sheets. For more information, please click the below link.
Australian Tax Office
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is providing support and information for businesses and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have information on the JobKeeper Payment, boosting cash flow for employers, increasing the instant asset write-off, backing business investment, delaying GST payments and varying PAYG installments. For more information, please click the below links.
Small Business Development Corporation
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) provides support, advice and dispute resolution for small businesses in Western Australia. SBDC is continuing to provide their services and has practical information for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please click the below link.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
The Department of Premier and Cabinet provides information (in multiple languages) on numerous topics relating to COVID-19 specific to Western Australia. The Department of Premier and Cabinet has specific advice for the community, business and industry. For more information, please click the below link.
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
The State government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) provides a large amount of resources relating to COVID-19. DMIRs has information COVID-19’s effect on commercial tenancy and consumer rights. For more information, please click the link below.
Safe Work Australia provides information on workplace health and safety for employees, employers and businesses. Safe Work Australia has information on work place health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic including up to date information on business restrictions, working from home and what to do if a worker as COVID-19. For more information, please click the below link.
Small business disputes advice- John Curtin Law Clinic
The John Curtin Law Clinic assist small businesses based in Western Australia with legal issues involving retail lease agreements, franchise agreements, contracts, and consumer law matters. Some of the things they can assist with include: identifying legal options; carrying out legal research; and preparing court documents. Please note that they do not provide legal representation.