This page is designed to provide the latest information and advice for tourism businesses on COVID-19.
Up to date health information about COVID-19 is available from the WA Department of health. More detailed information for hotels and hotel staff has been made available by the Department on this fact sheet. This includes advice relating to guests who are ill or in self-isolation.
Tourism Council WA is seeking updated advice from Government for tourism operators including vehicles, venues, attractions and accommodation.
Access to Assistance/Stimulus Packages
For information on the Federal Government’s current stimulus package, visit the business.gov.au website. There you will find more information on the announced measures, and you can sign up for notifications. Information on eligibility and when measures will be implemented are available on the Small Business Development Corporation website.
The Australian Tax Office will consider relief for certain tax obligations to eligible businesses, including deferring tax payments up to four months. For more information, visit the ATO website.
For information on the WA Government stimulus, visit the website.
Financial and Personal Assistance
If the impacts of coronavirus are causing financial hardship for your business, your bank may have practical ways to help. Australian banks have hardship teams ready to assist you with your financial arrangements, depending on your circumstances. Download the Australian Banking Association fact sheet to see some of the ways your bank can help you when you’re experiencing financial difficulty and see a list of Australian bank hardship team contact details.
Support is also available to you and your family from Lifeline (13 11 14) and Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636 or online chat).
Advocacy Activities by Tourism Council WA
Tourism Council WA represents members to both State and Federal government. We are currently engaged at many levels with Government to communicate the needs of the industry.
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