As a small business, any rebate is a good rebate.

It’s cash in hand that can be used to help your business, or take the heat off your business this festive season.

Every little bit counts.

The NSW Government small business fees and charges rebates for sole traders, small business owners and not-for-profits has increased from $1,500 to $2,000.

This rebate is aimed to assist with the impact of COVID on small business in an attempt to help reduce the cost of running a business.

What the rebate can be used for

The funds can be used to offset the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges incurred from 1st March, 2021.

These charges can include:

  • Liquor licenses
  • Food Authority licenses
  • Trades licenses
  • Event and outdoor seating fees
  • Council rates

There are also fees relevant to individual industries made available on the Service NSW website.

Download the full list of eligible fees and charges grouped by industry. 

What the rebate cannot be used for

The rebate cannot be used for:

  • Fines or penalties
  • Commonwealth charges
  • Rent on Government premises

What is the eligibility criteria?

Eligibility criteria do apply to sole traders (including non-employing) and small businesses and include:

  • Wages below $1.2 million
  • Have an ABN registered in NSW and/or a physical premises in NSW

What you need to apply

You’ll need:

  • A Service NSW account
  • Proof of identity
  • Letter from Accountant regarding wages are under the $1.2 million threshold
  • Receipts for proof of fees and charges paid

The rebate is available until 30th June, 2022.

For more information visit the NSW small business fees and rebates guidelines. 

Apply online now.