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Register for an Alfresco Restart Rebate NSW

This program provides NSW small and medium food and beverage businesses with rebates to help cover the costs of creating or expanding an alfresco dining area.

The grant is no longer available

Application detail:

The Alfresco Restart rebate claim has been delayed due to the urgent assistance required by residents and businesses affected by recent floods. Claims will reopen in July 2022.

What you get?

A one-off rebate of up to $5,000.

Who is this for?

NSW small to medium food and beverage businesses.


If you are a NSW small or medium food and beverage business wanting to create or expand your outdoor dining area, you may be eligible for a $5,000 rebate.

This rebate is available to the first 5,000 eligible small or medium food and beverage businesses that register.

There are 2 steps involved in applying for the rebate:

Register for the rebate

  • businesses must first register to confirm their eligibility
  • registrations will close when 5,000 businesses have successfully registered.

Claim the rebate

  • businesses that have successfully registered can claim their rebate from late February 2022 for expenses incurred from 14 October 2021 to 30 April 2022
  • registered businesses will receive an email when the claims process opens
  • claims must be made by 30 April 2022.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • temporary ground surfaces e.g. decking, Astro Turf, matting, levelling of sites to make them safer
  • traffic mitigation/barriers (where not provided by council)
  • generators (if required)
  • installation of outdoor power points
  • lighting
  • weather protection for shade and rain
  • heaters, fans and misters
  • parklets or similar mobile seating.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • have incurred, or will incur, eligible costs and expenses for opening or expanding your outdoor dining areas from 14 October 2021 to 30 April 2022
  • be a small or medium food and beverage business, defined by at least one of the following ANZSIC codes:
    • 4511 – cafes and restaurants
    • 4520 – pubs, taverns and bars
    • 4530 – clubs (hospitality)
    • 4400 – accommodation (limited primarily to hotel and motel operation)
    • 1212 – beer manufacturing
    • 1213 – spirit manufacturing
    • 1214 – wine and other alcoholic beverage manufacturing
  • have an active Australian business number (ABN), held before 1 June 2021
  • have operating premises physically located in NSW
  • have an aggregated annual turnover less than $10 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2021.

When claiming the rebate, you must also,  where applicable:

  • have development approval and approval to use the land from council, Place management NSW or private landholder
  • have approval for the liquor licence boundary changes.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply Alfresco Outdoor Dining Grant.

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