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This page has been set up to help local business find information

and links to news, updates and assistance during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Helpful links:

For Business:

Updates for business & community NSW Government

UPDATES FOR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES NSW Government

BUSINESS GUIDE TO CORONAVIRUS Business Australia

JOBSEEKER WAGES SUBSIDY Business Australia

Work Health and Safety SafeWork Australia

Tools and resources:

HEALTH - RESOURCES: POSTERS, VIDEOS, ETC

FAQS on coronavirus


Business guide to Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQS


Latest news on Coronavirus


Business guide to Coronavirus

Latest news


guide for employers

Business guide to Coronavirus

Employer's Guide



GUIDE FOR NON EMPLOYING BUSINESSES

Business guide to Coronavirus

NON EMPLOYING AND SOLE TRADER GUIDE


Coronavirus Business Resources (main link) 

Individual links to Business Australia resources below.

Financial Support

A list of key assistance phone lines for Government, Banks and more. Assistance Phone Lines


A first aid plan can help business continuity when outgoings start to exceed income. Turning negative cash flow positive


Free Download: A letter to your landlord to broker alternative rental payment options.

Asking for a Rent Reduction


Free Service: You could be eligible for a government grant. Browse +1500 grants online.

Apply for a Business Grant


Cashflow Management

Need to save on your bills? Complete a Free Energy Comparison for your business.

Energy comparison service


Need help with your website, social media or search engine ads? Book a free 90-minute consultation. Marketing Advice


Employee Support

Free Service: One call to our Workplace Advice Team. They support over 26,000 calls a year.

Call our Workplace Advice Team


Free documents: Legally prepared Leave Policy and other helpful documents.

Managing Leave and Pay


Employee Documents for Stand Down and Redundancy

Free documents: Legally prepared employment documents for impacted employees.

Stand Downs and Redundancies


Business owner working from home

Free documents: Legally prepared checklists and policies on working from home.

Remote Working


Manage your team's compliance and performance for free (for up to 5 employees).

Online HR Solution


Free documents: Want to onboard an apprentice in your business?

Apprentice Onboarding Documents

Workplace Wellbeing

Article: How to develop a Mental Health Strategy to help foster employee wellbeing.

Workplace Wellbeing

Understanding your Obligations

Up to date news and information on government shut downs and social distancing.

Latest Government Announcements


Workplace Advice Line team offering business support on wages and entitlements

Call our team for advice about employee termination, leave entitlements and more.

Workplace Advice Line


Businesses must offer facilities where employees can wash their hands with soap and water

Information from our legal team on WHS obligations and managing employees at risk.

Workplace Health and Safety


Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors Workplace and Employment Law Team

Work with our award-winning legal team on Workplace and Commercial Legal Advice.

Legal Advice


Free Service: Browse over 120 Modern Awards to understand wage and leave entitlements.

Award Wage Service

Supporting Individuals and Households - Treasury News

The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation.

  • Income support for individuals
  • Payments to support households
  • Temporary early release of superannuation
  • Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates
  • Reducing social security deeming rates

more information

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Coronavirus business support Line

If your business has been affected by the coronavirus, contact the team of dedicated customer representatives who can help you on 13 28 46. They will be available to assist you with extended hours between 7am – 9pm across Australia, Monday to Sunday.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council Customer Service Centres are closed currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are still accessible via phone on 6581 8111, email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au and online. To stay informed with latest updates, visit COVID-19 page. 

Other Links:



Have a more pointed question?AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LAWYERS & ADVISORS CAN HELP

Latest health advice

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Travel news and updates

SMARTRAVELLER

COVID-19 - New work health and safety resources

COVID-19 Information for workplaces

Safe Work Australia has published new information and resources on COVID-19 and work health and safety.

Under the model work health and safety laws, employers have a duty of care for the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.

The new information includes:

New information on minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is also available for specific industries:

Safe Work Australia will continue to update these web pages and resources to provide the latest information to workers and employers on work health and safety and COVID-19.

For more information, go to the COVID-19 Information for workplaces. 


Support from Banks

If you’re dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or facing the impacts of drought, bushfire or flood, there are practical ways your bank can help. Australian banks have hardship teams ready to help you, depending on your circumstances. Assistance could include:

  • deferring loan payments, waiving fees and charges,
  • helping with debt consolidation,
  • waiving penalties for early withdrawal of a term deposit, or
  • deferring upcoming credit card payments and increasing emergency limits.

You can contact your bank’s financial hardship team on the web or on the phone. Latest media updates can be found here

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wauchopechamber@gmail.com 

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