Info re COVID-19 - Financial Support

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result.  Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.  
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.

Financial Support


Test and isolate payment

Extreme harship payment

Australian Government COVID-19 Disaster Payment 

NSW Government Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment; 

Hardship Support Hotline team and No Interest Loans  

Eviction moratorium for residential tenants  

Guide for home owners in financial difficulty  

Dine & Discover Vouchers NSW

COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide

If your job has been affected

Blue Mountains No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) - Interest-free loans for individuals or families on low income. It’s a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services.  Available through the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4739 1164, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre 4754 4050, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre on 4787 7770, or Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4759 2592.

Wesley Emergency Relief - available to help people experiencing financial distress or hardhip and who have limited means or resources to help alleviate their financial crisis.  Call 1300 827 638.

National Debt Helpline - free service providing confidential advice by Financial Counselling Australia.  Call 1800 007 007.

Dealing with the financial impact of being out of work - advice from Beyond Blue - 1800 512 348

COVID-19 making financial decisions - information and resources from


COVID-19 Business Grants  


COVID-19 Micro Business Grants  

Payroll tax deferral  

Payroll tax concessions  

Gaming Machine Tax deferrals

Free mental health coaching and training

COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response Grants Program

Financial Support For Music Workers impacted by COVID-19 - Australian Government COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants

Residential & Commercial Landlords and TenantsEviction moratorium for residential tenants;  Tenants in commercial or retail premises; Landlords leasing commercial propertiesLandlords leasing commercial properties; Landlords leasing residential propertiesLandlords leasing residential properties.

Please note: The details of the support outlined above may change at short notice due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.