For the latest information and advice from the State Government, including WA's roadmap to recovery and how it will affect your business, visit the Coronavirus business and industry advice page.
Business and industry advice
A new COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, announced 24 February 2022, will support businesses subject to public health and social measures in Western Australia.
Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package
Businesses across Western Australia will need to prepare a COVID Safety Plan to protect staff and customers. Your COVID Safety Plan Certificate needs to be on display in a visible location on the premises. Find out more about the plan and COVID Safety Guidelines below.
COVID safety plans
The State Government has announced Perth and Peel small businesses impacted by the ANZAC Day weekend lockdownare now able to apply for $2,000 grants to assist with some of the costs incurred as a direct result of the three-day lockdown and subsequent restrictions. The program will support a wide range of businesses impacted by the lockdown, estimated to be around 15,000 - including hospitality, catering and staging, fitness, hair and beauty, and creative and performing arts, among others.
Grant applications are open through Small Business WA, with eligible businesses encouraged to lodge an application. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.
Financial relief for businesses
The Department of Health has released a fact sheet to assist building owners and operators to reopen buildings that have been fully or partially closed for more than 30 days.
Download the fact sheet
The latest information financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses can be found on the business.gov.au website.
Federal government support for businesses
New laws have been introduced to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords. Find out more.
Information for employers at Department of Health Information for employers or call 1800 020 080 or 131 450 if you require translating or interpreting services.
- Find out more about the government's JobKeeper program and how it can help you keep your staff employed
- Learn how to claim a tax deduction while working from home
Free help is available for business owners with employment and wages queries and issues - Fair Work Helpline or call 1300 853 591.
If you're temporarily working from home because of the Coronavirus and your normal work place is not at home, you do not need a home office registration from the City.
A home office registration is required for people who are self-employed and work from home on a permanent basis. A home office registration is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting the home office registration form to the City via the link below:
Home occupations and home businesses which entail customers coming to your property (eg. a home beauty business) still require planning approval. For further information please contact the City's Development Approvals on 9272 0921.
Food businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels, roadhouses, taverns and casino were allowed to reopen from 18 May 2020, subject to mandatory conditions. Find out more about how this impacts your business at the link below.
COVID Safety Plan and Guidelines for food businesses
To prepare the hospitality industry for a return to business, the State Government launched a mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training program to protect the public and venue staff.
Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course
Download the City's food safety tips at the link below.
General small business support is available from the Small Business Development Corporation - Contact the SBDC or call 133 140.
NBN Co released a support package to help help internet providers to support their residential and small and medium business customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief fund is aimed at helping internet providers connect low-income households with home schooling needs, supporting emergency and essential services, and assisting small and medium businesses and residential customers who are facing financial hardship. Find out more about how this could help your business.