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Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate NSW

A rebate is available to small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourage growth by reducing the cost of running a business.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Rebates of up to $3000.

Who is this for?

NSW small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profits.


Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates
  • road user tolls for business use.

Employing businesses can now claim 50% of the cost of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) up to the full rebate value of $3,000 to help them assist their workers to test when required.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020–2021 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) registered in NSW and/or have business premises physically located and operating in New South Wales.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate.

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