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Support for Businesses - SA

The South Australia (SA) Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. Below is a summary of each measure.

The information contained below is current as of 17 April 2020 and is provided for general guidance only. The information contained in this document is not specific to any individual or business, and should not be relied upon. You should obtain independent professional advice to ensure that any information is relevant to your circumstances.

Payroll tax relief
Payroll tax will be waived for six months for all businesses with an annual payroll of up to $4 million. Employers with grouped annual wages above $4 million are able to defer payroll tax payments for six months. Find out more.

Emergency cash grants – up to $10k
The SA Government can provide one off emergency cash grants of $10,000 for small businesses and not-for-profits that have suffered a significant loss of income or have been forced to close as a result of coronavirus related restrictions. Find out more and register your interest.

Rebates and fee waivers

  • Land tax: Individuals and businesses paying land tax quarterly with outstanding quarterly bills for 2019-20 are able to defer payments for up to 6 months. For 2020-21, the Land Tax Transition relief fund will be increased from 50% to 100% based on existing relief criteria guidelines. Find out more.
  • Liquor Licence: a waiver of liquor licence fees for 2020-21 for those hotels, restaurants, cafes and clubs forced to close as a result of new social distancing restrictions. Find out more at the Consumer and Business Services website.

Funds to support the community and jobs
The SA government has committed $300 million to support individual business and industry sectors directly affected by COVID-19 and $250 million to support community organisations, sporting, arts and recreational bodies, and non-government organisations experiencing financial hardship caused by enforced restrictions. For more information email:
[email protected] or [email protected] call 1300 142 820.

Business Support and Advice
A range of webinars are on offer to assist businesses to plan, prepare, and navigate through the COVID-19 impacts. Check out the webinars.

Assistance navigating the SA support package and further information is available by contacting the Business Team at the Department for Innovation and Skills on 1800 763 097 or email [email protected].

You can find further detailed information on the SA Government website.

For support or to discuss your options about your business needs, you can contact your IBA relationship manager directly or register your interest. We are here to help.