Small business fees and charges rebate

Melisa Wheatley Wednesday, 31 March 2021

If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • council rates.

The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2022.

To be eligible for the rebate, your business must:

  • have total wages below $1.2million
  • have an ABN registered in NSW and/or have a business premises physically located and operating in NSW
  • be registered for GST
  • provide a declaration that the business has a turnover of at least $75,000 in the period 1 March 2020 to 1 March 2021.

To apply, head to the Service NSW website.

Applications open April 2021.