A range of support is available for small businesses and employees, including apprentices and trainees, to assist in managing the impacts of COVID-19.
2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants
Your business may be eligible for a grant if you've been impacted by the August 2021 Queensland lockdowns. Applications are now open for employing businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder
Find support (financial or other) you may be eligible for from the Queensland and Australian governments, plus Queensland local councils.
Business impact survey
Complete our online survey to help us understand the impact of COVID-19 on your business and assess what support you need.
For employers of apprentices and trainees
Boosting apprenticeship commencements wage subsidy
If you commence, or commenced, an apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to that apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement.
Suspension of a training contract due to COVID-19
Support and other options to keep your apprentices and trainees employed and manage your training contract obligations.
For employees and jobseekers
Employment and jobs
Access information about retraining, job-matching, financial assistance and other help and support.
Offers connections to jobs in workforces with increased demand for workers.
The Australian Government provides various types of financial assistance to support individuals.
Fair Work Ombudsman
Find out about your workplace entitlements and obligations if you are affected by COVID-19, including stand downs from work, working arrangements impacted by business and school closures, and pay and sick leave entitlements (including pandemic leave).
Mental health support
Help is available if your struggling with your mental health during this time, including:
- resources from the Queensland Mental Health Commission
- mental wellbeing initiatives and support services
- information, strategies and advice to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health.
Domestic and family violence support
If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, find out about available information, services and support on the: