New COVID Business Impact Support Program

Grants of up to $5,000 available to eligible businesses whose business operations have been impacted since our borders reopened on 15 Dec 2021

The Tasmanian Government has announced a support package for business that have been impacted by the current COVID situation.

This program has been established to provide support to Tasmanian businesses whose business operations have been impacted since our borders reopened on 15 December, 2021, either because of a loss of staff due to COVID-19 quarantine and isolation requirements, or a significant COVID-19 related downturn in business turnover.

Funding of between $1000 and $5000 will be available to eligible businesses, depending on business size. The first tranche of the program will be for businesses that have been impacted during the period from 15 December 2021 through to today, 14 January 2022.

To be eligible businesses must:

  • be able to demonstrate a minimum of 30% reduction in turnover when comparing 15 December – 14 January 2022, with the same period in 2021
  • have a COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • a completed risk assessment in place and, where required, a COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Management Plan, and
  • have been using the Check in Tas app

Support of up to $5,000 will also be available to businesses that experienced an unavoidable loss of perishable goods because they have had to close.

In addition, major events, registered for 1000 tickets or more under the Events Framework, operating between 15 December and 14 January, that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to contact Business Tasmania to register their impact.

This includes major events planned to operate during this time, where they announced their cancellation after 15 December, with targeted financial assistance to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines for the new COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program are available from today, Monday 17 January 2022, and applications will open at 2pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Affected businesses can find out more at or by contacting Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or by email

To read through the guidelines follow the link below.

Grant Guidelines - COVID-19 Business Impact Support ProgramBusiness Tasmania Grant Information Page