COVID-19 News & Resources

Statement from the President

During these unprecedented times the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce urges our business community to seek as much assistance as they possibly can.

If you feel as though you are struggling during this time, don’t be too proud. Access the help available. Talk to someone because that someone may just have the answer you need.

Most importantly, SHOP LOCAL PLEASE! Support small businesses that are trading. Take the time to go to stores in the CBDs throughout the South Burnett. They are relying on you more than ever.

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COVID-19 news

News & articles relevant to you as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses.

Introducing micro-credentials from TAFE Queensland

Introducing micro-credentials from TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland’s micro-credentials are short, highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. Our micro-credentials will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new. Watch video Learn more

Advocacy update: Jobkeeper payments to be exempt from Payroll Tax

Received via email from CCIQ On Tuesday, 6 May we received news that the Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad would be announcing that JobKeeper Payments will be exempt from Payroll Tax. This is something that collectively we have been advocating for, and we are thrilled the voices of our small business community have been listened to. …

COVID-19: Health management plans

Please find information regarding new Government directions and guidelines to assist accommodation and transport providers who are now required to have a health management plan and other measures that can be implemented to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission. The Non-Essential Business direction has been updated to require hostels, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, boarding houses, short …

CCIQ #supportsmall campaign

As part of CCIQ’s ongoing role as advocates for small business, they have just launched our “#SupportSmall” campaign. This is a state-wide campaign (largely online through social media) aimed at promoting, highlighting and showcasing the importance, variety and innovation of small business while influencing consumers to #supportsmall which I know we all agree is essential …

Queensland COVID-19 – Anzac Day plans

Premier and Minister for Trade – The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland COVID-19 – Tuesday, April 21 – Anzac Day plans Anzac Day will be commemorated and our veterans will be honoured this week while Queensland’s COVID-19 measures continue their effective role in limiting the spread of the virus, with six new cases confirmed today. There …

Support for Australian SME’s

Support for Australian SME’s

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia has established some intitives to support business networks during this time. They have put together a few practical masterclasses and a hands-on CEO Strategy Series with an experienced CEO, to give businesses practical tools that they can put in place right now to increase revenue and strengthen their foundations for long …

Safe Professional Boundaries Online Training

Safe Professional Boundaries Online Training

As most people are confined to their homes at the moment, popularity in online training has definitely increased. Please see below an updated community training list and participation form. Programs hosted by Lifeline Community Connections include: Social & Emotional Wellbeing Suicide Awareness Community Connections Customised Workshops Our program is also seeking expressions of interest to …

Better than a Woollies Basic Box

We may not be able to get Woollies basic box in our area, however thank goodness for local IGA’s.  All of them have things in place for home delivery and pick up for customers who are unable to get to the store. Rosemary has contacted Kingaroy and options are as follows: Woollies Kingaroy is now …

Coronavirus update: Hon David Littleproud MP

Coronavirus update: Hon David Littleproud MP

I urge you to read this information and find out what support is available for you, your family or business, from the Federal Government’s $189 billion stimulus package. In summary, our $189 billion injection will provide: A new coronavirus payment of $550 a fortnight for eligible Australians A further $750 support payment to more than 5 million eligible Australians Instant …

From the Minister for Employment and Small Business

A special message from the Minister for Employment and Small Business. Download the fact sheet.   I know that small businesses across the state are hurting right now. I want you to know that as Queensland’s Small Business Minister I am here to help in whatever way I can.  I have been speaking with businesses …

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Resources & links

Links to external sites relevant to your business.

Australian Government: The Treasury – Support for Businesses

Australian Government: ATO

Business Queensland

Complete the Business Impact Survey on this page to help assess what support is needed.


A government website with regular updates for COVID-19 and links to lots of other resources.

Jobseeker payments: How to apply

Steps to applying for Centrelink payments.

Lost your job due to Coronavirus?

Coronavirus: How to get help if you’re a casual worker

Coronavirus (COVID-19) getting financial help in Australia

Every telco’s COVID-19 assistance package

‘BIG 4’ banks establish JobKeeper Hotline

One of the main concerns for employers wanting to enrol for the JobKeeper Scheme is that they have to make the $1,500 payments to employees before they are eligible to receive the JobKeeper Payment.  For many employers, this is simply impossible.

The Treasurer (Josh Frydenberg) spoke with the ‘Big 4’ banks and they have agreed to establish dedicated Hotlines for employers to call in relation to accessing bridging finance.

Those Hotline numbers are:
Westpac – 1300 731 073
NAB – 1800 562 533 (1800 JOBKEEPER)
CBA – 13 26 07
ANZ –  1800 571 123