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Territory Business Lockdown Payment Program

The Small Business Lockdown Payment provides financial support to businesses impacted during a COVID-19 lockdown period.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

A weekly support payment of between $1,000 and $4,000.

Who is this for?

NT businesses and sole traders.


This program has been established to provide immediate financial support to businesses and sole traders during a lockdown period.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be a Territory enterprise
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) as at the date of announcement of the lockdown
  • is located within a declared lockdown area
  • have been providing goods and/or services to the public wholly or substantially in the NT as at the date of announcement of the lockdown
  • be actively trading with an annual turnover of at least $75,000 and less than $10 million
  • have fewer than 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • have had to temporarily ceased or significantly reduced trading (i.e. a drop of 50% or more in turnover) as a direct result of the lockdown.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Territory Business Lockdown Payment Program.

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