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Business Hardship Package NT

The Business Hardship Package provides Northern Territory businesses affected by COVID-19 with financial relief from certain charges by government, local councils and some utility providers.

Close date: 30 Sep 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Various forms of financial relief.

Who is this for?

Northern Territory businesses affected by COVID-19.


Territory businesses that can demonstrate substantial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) can apply to be on the hardship register to receive various concessions, including:

  • waiving or deferring payment of payroll tax
  • reducing utilities bills
  • providing incentives for commercial landlords to reduce rents
  • reducing or deferring council rates
  • other relief which may be offered from time-to-time agreed to by the responsible minister

The Business Hardship Package is available for a period of up to 6 months from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a legal entity and hold a valid Australian business number (ABN) as at 23 March 2020
  • be a Northern Territory enterprise
  • have an annual turnover of no more than $50 million
  • have experienced a reduction of turnover of more than 30% due to COVID-19

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Business Hardship Package.