The emergence and spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has presented our community with significant challenges. Here we have compiled a range of links to information that could help you and your business during this time.
The content on this website is for general informational purposes only, it may not be applicable to your organisation and does not constitute legal advice. You should seek advice before acting or relying on any of the content.
Business assistance finder: Use our coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder to learn what support you may be eligible for.
CCIQ Employer Assistance Support: The Employer Assistance Helpline is staffed by CCIQ experienced HR advisors. If you have any questions about how to respond to the Coronavirus, the team is there to help. Please give us a call on 1300 135 822. All CCIQ members have unlimited access to the HR Helpline.
Commercial tenancies: Relief measures for commercial tenants and landlords. A mandatory code of conduct has been developed by National Cabinet.
Business support fact sheet: A summary of Queensland Government support for businesses (PDF, 186KB).
australia.gov.au: This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.
Business QLD: Find coronavirus information and assistance for business and industry from the Queensland and Australian Governments.
PAYG cashflow injection: The Government is providing temporary cash flow support to small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations that employ staff during the economic downturn associated with the coronavirus.
Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme: The Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme will provide support for these businesses. Under the Scheme, the Government will provide a guarantee of 50 per cent to small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders for new unsecured loans to be used for working capital.
Waiver of Fees and Charges for Tourism and Hospitality Providers: There has been numerous fees and charges relief implemented to assist the tourism and hospitality industries. More information available here.
Special assistance for affected regions, communities and industries: $1 billion has been set aside to support regions and communities most significantly affected by the Coronavirus. More information available here.
Concessional Loans (Job Support): The Queensland Government is helping Queensland businesses and non-profit organisations financially affected by COVID-19 to retain employees and maintain their operations. More information available here.
Loans from Non-Banks: The Government, Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have taken coordinated action to support the flow of credit in the Australian economy, in particular for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Cairns Regional Council Economic Response and Recovery Sub-Committee (ERRSC): Business leaders in Cairns have developed a suite of 10 key initiatives for consideration by Government (Federal, State and Local) in response to the unfolding economic effects from the spread of Covid-19. More information available here.
Economic Response and Recovery Sub-Committee (ERRSC) Preliminary Report on Stimulus Initiatives: The ERRSC has prepared a Preliminary Report on Stimulus Initiatives into the recommended projects, policy and programs needed to support economic recovery and job creation in the Cairns region over the short to medium term and in response to the impacts of COVID-19. View the report here.