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Government Stimulus Measure:

Additional Business Support Grant 

What is the stimulus/relief?

The Commonwealth and State Government are offering a further $3,000 grant to eligible small and medium businesses that employ South Australians, who have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A $1,000 grant is available to non-employing businesses. 

A further grant of $1,000 will be available for eligible businesses (both employing and non-employing) with a commercial premise in the Adelaide CBD. 

A Major Events Support Grant of up to $25,000 is available for the operators of major one-off events impacted by the July lockdown and subsequent trading restrictions. 

What is the aim of the initiative?

This measure is designed to support South Australian businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and support the operation of their business.

Who is eligible?

There is no minimum turnover test for this additional grant, unlike the initial grant that became available in July 2021, however a business must be registered for GST.

To be eligible for the one-off $3,000 emergency cash grant, a business must, as at 12:01am Wednesday 28 July 2021:

  • Employ people in South Australia.
  • Be registered for GST
  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $10 million in 2019-20
  • Have a valid and active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Experienced at least a 30 per cent reduction in turnover in the two weeks from Wednesday 28 July 2021 to 10 August 2021compared to average fortnightly turnover in the June quarter 2021 (prior to restricted trading conditions)
  • Business must operate in an eligible industry sector identified in the list of eligible ANZSIC classes (see next page) -

To be eligible for the one-off $1,000 emergency cash grant, a non-employing business must meet the criteria listed above excluding the requirement to employ people. Note only one claim can be made for all non-employing businesses controlled by the same individual, company, partnership, or trustee. Individuals will not be eligible if they are receiving the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

Businesses will be required to declare that they have experienced a loss or reduction in turnover due to restricted trading conditions. Supporting information does not need to be filed with application, however must be retained for 12 months for compliance/audit purposes.  

The grant will need to be recognised as taxable income in the year received.

How do I get it?

Eligible business will need to apply for the grant. Applications are expected to open on 13 August 2021. Applications for the Business Support Grant must be submitted by 11:59pm, 17 October 2021. 

Closing comment

Things are changing daily with regards to the response to COVID-19. 

Should you have any queries regarding this measure, or any Government measure announced in relation to COVID-19, please contact our office for more information.


4511 Cafes and Restaurant
4513 Catering Services
4520 Pubs, Taverns and Bars
4530 Clubs (Hospitality)

Arts, events and other services

5511 Motion Picture and Video Production
5513 Motion Picture Exhibition
5522 Music and Other Sound Recording Activities
6619 Other Motor Vehicle and Transport Equipment Rental and Hiring
6631 Heavy Machinery and Scaffolding Rental and Hiring
6632 Video and Other Electronic Media Rental and Hiring
6639 Other Goods and Equipment Rental and Hiring n.e.c
6991 Professional Photographic Services (e.g. wedding and events photographers / videographers)
7299 Other Administrative Services n.e.c (e.g. events management / organisers)
9001 Performing Arts Operation
9002 Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers
9003 Performing Arts Venue Operation
9511 Hairdressing and Beauty Services
9539 Other personal services n.e.c. (e.g. wedding celebrants)


4621 Interurban and Rural Bus Transport
4623 Taxi and Other Road Transport
4900 Air and Space Transport
5029 Other Transport n.e.c (e.g. ski lift, ski tow operators)
5299 Other Transport Support Services n.e.c
6611 Passenger Car Rental and Hiring


4400 Accommodation
4820 Water Passenger Transport
5010 Scenic and Sightseeing Transport
7220 Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services
8910 Museum Operations
8921 Zoological and Botanical Gardens Operations
8922 Nature Reserves and Conservation Park Operation
9131 Amusement Parks and Centres Operation
9139 Amusement and Other Recreational Activities n.e.c.

Health Care and Social Assistance

8531 Dental Services
8532 Optometry and Optical Dispensing
8533 Physiotherapy Services
8534 Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services
8539 Other Allied Health Services
8599 Other Health Care Services n.e.c.

Services and Education

7311 Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services
7712 Investigation and Security Services
7313 Gardening Services
8211 Sports and Physical Recreation Instruction
8212 Arts Education
8219 Adult, Community and Other Education n.e.c.
9111 Health and Fitness Centres and Gymnasia Operation
9112 Sports and Physical Recreation Clubs and Sports Professionals
9113 Sports and Physical Recreation Venues, Grounds and Facilities Operation
9114 Sports and Physical Recreation Administrative Service
9429 Other Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
9491 Clothing and Footwear Repair
9499 Other Repair and Maintenance n.e.c.
9512 Diet and Weight Reduction Centre Operation
9531 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services
9532 Photographic Film Processing

Non-essential retail

3911 Car Retailing
3912 Motor Cycle Retailing
3913 Trailer and Other Motor Vehicle Retailing
3921 Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing
3922 Tyre Retailing
4129 Other Specialised Food Retailing
4211 Furniture Retailing
4212 Floor Coverings Retailing
4213 Houseware Retailing
4214 Manchester and Other Textile Goods Retailing
4221 Electrical, Electronic and Gas Appliance Retailing
4222 Computer and Computer Peripheral Retailing
4229 Other Electrical and Electronic Goods Retailing
4232 Garden Supplies Retailing
4241 Sport and Camping Equipment Retailing
4242 Entertainment Media Retailing
4243 Toy and Game Retailing
4244 Newspaper and Book Retailing
4245 Marine Equipment Retailing
4251 Clothing Retailing
4252 Footwear Retailing
4253 Watch and Jewellery Retailing
4259 Other Personal Accessory Retailing
4260 Department Stores
4272 Stationery Goods Retailing
4273 Antique and Used Goods Retailing
4274 Flower Retailing
4279 Other Store-Based Retailing n.e.c.
4320 Retail Commission-Based Buying and / or Selling


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