COVID-19 Business Support


With the current COVID-19 situation and the impacts of the Greater Sydney lockdown across our state we’re here to help.   

With the release of the latest government support packages, we understand that it can be incredibly confusing in identifying and navigating your way through the grants and support options that are currently available for you, your business or your employees due to COVID-19.

On this page you will find a round update of what support is available for Singleton businesses. 


Singleton Council and the Singleton Business Chamber have organised virtual business advice sessions.

These sessions will help you clarify what support is right for you and your business, and provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. They will be run by a Business Australia advisor from the Strengthening Business (#Strengthening Business) program.

The next Q&A Support Sessions will be held from 10.00am to 1.00pm on:

Wednesday 1 September 2021
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Wednesday 29 September 2021

To book a one-on-one session, phone 02 6578 7290 or click here to book online.

Below is a summary of the latest COVID-19 grant support and business relief that is available for business in Singleton:


Small Business Grants 
For business with a turnover above $75,000, a one-off payment (between $7,500 to $15,000) is available to help businesses maintain employees (as at 13 July). Eligibility requires a revenue decline of over 30% and payroll less than $10 million.

Micro Businesses
A $1,500 fortnight payment is available for business with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000. Eligibility requirements include having a revenue decline of at least a 30% and the business needs to be the primary income source for a person associated with the business.

Accommodation Providers
There will be two tiers of grants available for accommodation premises through the initiative, available soon:

  • Tier 1: Cancellation of 10 room nights or less, there is a grant of $2,000
  • Tier 2: Cancellation of 11 room nights or more, there is a grant of $5,000

Job Saver
Fortnightly payment to support the retention of employees (as at 13 July) and to aid business cashflow. The fortnightly payment will vary as follows:

Employing business
Receive from $1,500 to $10,000 per week.

Non-employing business
Receive $1,000 per week.

Eligibility criteria requires a business turnover of above $75,000 and up to $50 million and a revenue decline of over 30%

Payroll Tax Deferrals and Concessions
If your business pays payroll tax, additional support is available in the form of payment deferral or payroll tax concessions.


Free One-on-One Business Support
Connect with an independent accredited business advisor who has first-hand experience in running their own small business to receive personalised advice for your immediate business needs.

Develop a Personalised Roadmap to Strengthen Your Business
Work with an expert to who understands your local challenges to build a roadmap, to strengthen your business systems, operations and strategies. The Strengthening Business program is a federally funded advisory service available at no cost for small business owners. An advisor will work with you to make your business stronger, more resilient and better prepared for the future.

Financial Counselling
A free and confidential service for small business in regional areas affected by COVID-19. Register your interest by phoning 1300 771 741.

A One-on-One Phone Call with a Business Concierge   
The NSW Business Concierge service will guide you through the changes in regulation and advise what additional assistance is available for small business owners. Phone 13 77 88 or book a call-back online.

A COVID-19 assistance finder is also available. The finder will also assist with navigating the support available by taking you through a step-by-step series of questions to identify what options are relevant to your current situation.  

Service NSW 
All government business support can be accessed via ServiceNSW at or call 13 77 88.  

For further enquires, contact Karen Varker at Singleton Council on or 02 6578 7290