Small business grant

The NSW government is giving small businesses in NSW a grant of $2000 if they employ new full-time, part-time and casual workers in NSW.

To be eligible, the business needs to:

  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Be exempt from the payroll tax for a financial year

In addition, the employment of the person must:

  • Fill a new job.
  • Have started after 1 July 2015 and before 1 July 2019.
  • Be maintained for 12 months.
  • Mean that the number of your NSW FTE employees prior to hiring them increases and the number is maintained over a 12-month period.
  • Mean the role is performed wholly or mainly in NSW.

The claim needs to be lodged within 60 days after the 12-month anniversary date.

Businesses can apply online at

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