COVID Test and isolate support payments
If you need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for your COVID-19 test result, you may be eligible for the COVID-19
Test and Isolate support payment.
The $320 payment is to encourage workers to get tested immediately if they are feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms, and to isolate at
home and avoid potential COVID-19 transmission.
To be eligible, workers must:
have had a COVID-19 test:
have needed to self-isolate after their COVID-19 test, or be the carer or guardian for someone who needed to self-isolate after their
be likely to have worked during the period of self-isolation and are unable to work due to being required to self-isolate following a
not have access to sick/carer/pandemic leave entitlements, and not be receiving or eligible for any other income support including a
Applications can be lodged once in a 30-day period, from the date a person has taken the COVID-19 test.
You will need need to apply for the payment within 7 days of having the test.
For more information and eligibility criteria visit the Service
2021 COVID-19 Support Package
The NSW Government will provide financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state
impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.. For more information visit the NSW
Support for financial and other services may be available for individuals and households affected by COVID-19 and experiencing difficulty.
Follow the information and links below to see what may be available to you.
For a summary, download a copy of the COVID-19
support for individuals, non-profit organisations and businesses.
tax deferrals and waivers
Businesses eligible for a 2021
COVID-19 Business Grant
with payrolls of $10 million or less will be eligible for a 50
per cent reduction (waiver)
in their 2021-22 payroll tax, up from 25 per cent.
All businesses will also be able to further defer
payroll tax payments
due from July 2021 through to December 2021. The payments are now due on 14 January 2022, and 12-month interest free repayment plans will
become available. For more information visit Revenue
For more information about the 2021 COVID-19 support package visit the NSW
extended for tenants and landlords
The NSW Government has announced an increase to the Residential Tenancy Support Package to up to $4,500 per tenancy and an extension to
the eviction moratorium until 11 November 2021, giving increased security to residential tenants impacted by COVID-19.
Landlords also have the option to apply for the COVID-19 land tax benefit instead of applying for the Residential Tenancy Support Payment,
which is an offset of the land tax liability equal to the rent reduction granted.
Tenants and landlords are encouraged to enter into negotiations in good faith but if you are unable to resolve the issue privately, you can contact
who will act as a mediator.
Applications for the increased rebate will open shortly. Landlords who have already claimed the rebate can offer further rent reductions and
apply for an additional rebate up to $4,500.
Alternately a landlord who has yet to apply for the rebate can do so in a single application. For more information on the package or to
apply go to Residential
tenancy support package - NSW Fair Trading.
Land tax relief and residential tenancy support
Land tax relief is now available to help landowners and tenants affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications are now open for eligible commercial and residential landowners who provide rental reductions to tenants in financial distress
due to COVID-19, to claim land tax relief or a tenancy support payment as part of a suite of measures introduced by the NSW Government to
help reduce the stress and financial burden of COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications for land tax relief can be submitted via Service
Applications for residential tenancy support can be made at Service
COVID-19 Assistance Finder
Find a list of benefits and services in health and wellbeing, employment,
skills and training, food, housing and finances, tailored specifically for you or your business through the COVID Assistance Finder.
Cost of Living
To find out if you are eligible for a rebate visit the Cost
of Living page on
the Services NSW website.
For information regarding relief measures to
help anyone impacted by COVID-19 visit the Revenue
Free-of-charge advice through Business Connect
Small businesses affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions are encouraged to seek free-of-charge advice from the NSW
Government’s business advisory service Business Connect.
For more information visit the Business
For more information on the support measures for businesses visit the Service
Support for businesses, sole traders and small not-for-profits
Information on a range of support services for businesses, sole traders and small not-for-profits can be found on
If you are experiencing financial hardship visit the Service
NSW website for
more information on financial support for individuals and households.