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April 28, 2021

The NSW Government’s $1,500 Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate can help small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations with the cost of government fees and charges.

Eligible businesses can use the rebate to claim back the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges up to $1,500.

Businesses only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached.

Which fees and charges are eligible?

Eligible fees and charges could include food authority, liquor and tradesperson licences, business vehicle registration fees, council rates and more. The rebate can only be used for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, applicants:

  • must be a small business, sole-trader or not-for-profit organisation
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered in NSW or business premises physically located and operating in NSW
  • must be able to report a payroll below the NSW 2020–2021 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million.

Applicants must also be registered for goods and services tax (GST).

Not-for-profit organisations are not subject to the GST requirement but must be able to demonstrate a turnover of more than $75,000 per year.

When is the rebate available?

The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022 for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

How to apply

To view the full eligibility criteria and apply, visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/small-business-fees-and-charges-rebate.

You can also call 13 77 88 to speak with a Service NSW Business Concierge, or head to the website to request a call back.