Jobs Australia has sought clarity and further detail state by state from the Premiers on the definition of “non-essential businesses” which so far align with the statement by the Prime Minister.

 Jobs Australia will continue to provide detail as the information is updated. This is a continually changing landscape and Jobs Australia will aim to keep the information current for Members.

Statement: NSW Premier - 23 March 2020


The NSW Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state – triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19.

Statement: NSW Premier

Member Information from the office of Jobs Australia CEO - 6 April 2020

A number of our New South Wales members have enquired about Business Grants, and it is in response to those queries that we provide the following summary and links to the New South Wales Government Business Grant Application forms. Click here.

NSW Premier: $10,000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling COVID-19 - 3 April 2020

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope. Click here

NSW businesses to benefit from today as payroll tax measures take effect - 7 April 2020

Hundreds of millions of dollars will remain in the hands of NSW businesses from today, giving them much needed cash flow and allowing them more scope to retain employees, with the NSW Government’s payroll tax assistance beginning to take effect.  Click here.

$100m support for health workers to fight COVID-19 - 7 April 2020

NSW frontline healthcare workers will be provided with free accommodation to protect their loved ones as part of $100 million in extra measures to support frontline staff battling COVID-19. Click here.

Free TAFE courses to support NSW in pandemic - 6 April 2020

A suite of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the state who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic, following an announcement from the NSW Government today. Click here.

Businesses and employment - 16 April 2020

Support and financial relief for businesses, employees and jobseekers, to help manage the impact of COVID-19. Click here.

What you can and can't do under the rules - 22 May 2020

Follow the rules and stay safe whether you are working, visiting family and friends, or going out. Click here