Support for Agribusiness
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are providing stimulus packages to support businesses managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian Government measures
The Australian Government's Business website has comprehensive information on its support for businesses. The National Farmer's Federation website has concise summaries of measures relevant to Australian agriculture.
Tasmanian Government Social and Economic Support Package
Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)
The Tasmanian Government has allocated $100,000 to the RFCS
on top of its ongoing funding.
Tasmania’s RFCS provider, Rural Business Tasmania (RBT), also administers a Small Business Support Program
. Call 1300 883 276 to enquire about any of RBT’s programs.
Payroll and Land Tax Relief
The State Revenue Office is administering payroll and land tax waivers, and a payroll tax rebate
to approved employers for new youth employees aged 24 years and under. A fact sheet
has been prepared on the measures.
The Commissioner of State Revenue will consider requests to defer outstanding land tax from businesses experiencing financial hardship.