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Tourism and hospitality sector COVID-19 lockdown support package

Your hospitality or tourism business may be eligible for rebate, fee and payroll tax relief measures under the $47.75 million tourism and hospitality sector COVID-19 lockdown support package. This relief will provide immediate support if you're impacted by the recent COVID-19 lockdowns in South East Queensland or Cairns.  READ MORE HERE....
Financial Assistance or other types of relief finder  

Use this tool to discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian governments, plus Queensland local councils. Need more guidance? Phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 or take our business impact survey so we can link you with relevant support. Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder

COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Queensland

If you have lost income or work due to the South East Queensland lockdown you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Queensland. Check the details and you can now submit a claim through Services Australia.
Sunshine Coast Council Resources

COVID-19 Support for Business web page so you can stay up to date with the support available to your business. Go to:

Local Business Support information for programs, business tools and resources is available to support businesses. Go to: 

Professional Advice Support offers businesses with up to one hour of free advice accounting and insolvency, human resources, legal services. Go to:


The B-Well + Prosper portal is a space for Sunshine Coast business owners and their teams to discover free Wellbeing & Mental Health tools, resources, programs and information. The online portal allows small businesses with less than 20 full-time staff to log on and gain access to a wealth of information across all areas of small business and wellbeing.  Go to:

Queensland COVID-19 cleaning rebate

The Queensland COVID-19 cleaning rebate supports small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have been listed as an exposure site by Queensland Health.

It will help cover professional cleaning expenses by providing a rebate of up to 80% of cleaning costs, capped at $10,000 (excluding GST) per incident, where a business is identified as a COVID-19 exposure site by Queensland Health.

More details on how to access the rebate will be available in the near future. READ MORE HERE...

Pulse Survey results out now
Business confidence falls for the first time since the beginning of COVID
Latest results for the June Quarter indicate that Queensland’s economy and business community are not out of the woods yet and that our recovery remains in the balance. READ REPORT HERE ...
Mental health taking a toll due to financial stress and uncertainty
More than 40% of business owners have been forced to contribute personal funds to keep their business afloat, on average more than $110,000. The business community is emotionally exhausted too, with close to half of business owners or their staff saying COVID has contributed to mental health challenges. Mental health support for your business is AVAILABLE HERE ...

We're continuing to advocate on your behalf so you can be provided the certainty, clarity and support you need to survive the immediate impacts of lockdowns and recover long-term.

If you are open and want to let people know please let us know we have a good social presence and get the word out for you. If you have had to make changes to your business at this time and want help promoting it, Maleny Commerce is here to help.

Maleny Cheese Factory
Purple Palate
Maleny Food Co
Natural Fibre Maleny
On Obi Maleny

To find out more about the program such as where cards can be redeemed and card balances visit
Our organisation’s operations are supported by council through a Community Partnership

About Maleny Commerce

Maleny and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. is an incorporated body representing the business community since 1986. Check our website for upcoming events.

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