The Launceston Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing assistance to our Members and the business community as a whole, during this troubling time.

Through our alliance with the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), Tasmanian Businesses are welcome to call the TCCI Business Hotline on 1300 559 112.

TCCI Business Hotline


The COVID-19 Small Business Energy Support Grant Program - 01/09/20

One off grant payments of $1,000 are available to eligible businesses who have not been eligible for the COVID-19 electricity, water and/or sewerage wavier available from service providers from 1 April 2020.

The COVID-19 Small Business Energy Support Grant Program will open for applications at 12 noon on 31 August 2020 and remain open until 12 noon on 26 October 2020.

To be eligible for the grant, small businesses must:

  1. Not received the COVID-19 small business electricity, water and sewerage waiver from their utility provider for the first quarterly bill from 1 April 2020. (Click here to see how your bill may look if you have received the waiver).
  2. Have greater than one and fewer than 20 Full Time Equivalent Staff (FTEs) as at 12 March 2020.
  3. Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) – this ABN must be for the applicant business, have been active on or before 12 March 2020 and continues to be active.
  4. Be registered for GST.
  5. Have demonstrated an aggregated annual turnover of under $10 million (excluding GST).
  6. Have submitted and lodged the most relevant activity Business Activity Statement on time.

In order for an application to be deemed eligible, supporting documentation to demonstrate the eligibility must be provided. If suitable information is not provided, the application will be declined. Examples of evidence include:

  • Most recent financial statements and or management accounts.
  • Copy of most recently submitted Business Activity Statement.
  • Copy of the most recent taxation returns.
  • Copy of the property lease agreement if applicable.
  • Evidence of payment for metered electricity to property owner/manager.

More information, FAQ and application form here:


Example COVID Emergency Preparation Toolit from Business Tasmania.

Please click here to download.

Road to Recovery Workbook by Deloitte

Deloitte have put together a workbook for small and medium-sized businesses. The workbook provides support to business owners on the road to recovery. 

Please click here to access.


Safety Plan Resources for Business (13/05/2020)

Following from the Premier's Announcement on Friday May 8 relating to the easing of restrictions, the State Government's Coronavirus Portal now provides guidance and should assist organisations and businesses in developing their COVID-19 Safety Plans. Please click here to access the relevant pages on the Portal 

Worksafe Tasmania are providing checklists, guidelines and templates to assist with the development and implementation of plans. Please click here to access the Worksafe Tasmania Resources.

If you can't find what you need, additional information can be sought by calling the Business Tasmania Hotline on 1800 440 0266

A Fact Sheet on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans is available for download here.



Signed Travel away from Home Direction

FAQ related to the Travel away from Home Direction 


Platinum Chamber Members Synectic Accountants & Advisers and Gold Chamber Member Ruddicks Chartered Accountants have both developed COVID-19 information portals that may provide information you can't find here.

Synectic Accountants & Advisers COVID-19 Resources

Ruddicks Chartered Accountants COVID-19 Portal


Jobkeeper Payment - Latest Fact Sheets (14/04/20)

JobKeeper Overview

JobKeeper FAQ

JobKeeper Information for Employers

JobKeeper Information for Employees

Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses

Early Access to Super

Support for Business Investment

Boosting Cashflow for Employers


For General COVID-19 Advice you can contact Business Tasmania

T: 1800 440 026
E: [email protected]


Department of State Growth Emergency COVID-19 Form

Register the impact of COVID-19 on your business. Please click here


Public Health Hotline

If you think you might have COVID-19 because you have a fever and respirato-ry symptoms AND have travelled over-seas or had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 call 1800 671 738


Events Hotline

T: 1300 880 634


The State Government's Coronavirus Portal

Tasmanian State Government Coronavirus Portal


The Federal Government's Essential Information Portal

Federal Government’s Essential Information 


Support for Business from

Support for Business

Grants, Loans and Support


Youth Employment Scheme or Payroll Tax Waiver Information

Please contact the State Revenue Office

T: 6166 4400
E: [email protected]


Avidity Training and Development Rapid Response Skills Initive Program

Rapid Response Skills Initiative Program Flyer
Rapid Response Skills Initiative Information 
Rapid Response Skills Initiative Information from the State Government


Aurora Support & Assistance

Small Business Assistance
Residential Assistance


Business Vehicles

Department of Transport - includes a freeze on heavy vechicle registration


Small Business Emergency Support Grant

Applications are now open and can be applied for here.


More Online Resources


Please Note: These links were accessible at the time of publishing.