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.

COVID-19: Events cancelled or postponed

COVID-19: Events cancelled or postponed

In light of the current concerns surrounding COVID-19, South Burnett Regional Council has posted a thread, open for ANY Non-Profit or Community Group wishing to advise cancellations and/or postponements of events or gatherings. View here

Australian Government Economic Stimulus package – Support for business

Yesterday the Australian Government announced a range of measures to support small businesses and employees, including apprentices and trainees, to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  The key components of the package include: Support for business Support is available for small and medium businesses with aggregated annual turnover under $50 million to cover the …

South Burnett Mayor calls for calm

South Burnett Mayor calls for calm

Image courtesy of southburnett.com.au South Burnett Regional Council held a special media conference on Saturday afternoon to update local residents via live video about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Kingaroy. The address followed a meeting of the South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) – which consists of members of local emergency services and Queensland Health …

COVID-19 advice from Lutheran Services

Click the link below for a letter from Lutheran Services CEO Nick Ryan regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like further factual advice about the virus you may be interested in the information published on the Department of Health website. If you would like to know more about the steps we are taking please …

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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.

Moneysmart

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