COVID-19 support


The health of local small businesses is essential to keep the Port Macquarie Hastings a vibrant, engaged, and thriving community, as well as support our region's economic recovery.

We need to stand by these small businesses and Think Local. Find 10 ways you can #SupportLocalPMH businesses in the Port Macquarie Hastings region by visiting Greater Port Macquarie's Support Local guide.

Keep your business COVID safe

Access support for you and your workers

  • The NSW Government provides financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people impacted by COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 Disaster Payment supports workers who have lost eight hours or more of work per week because of stay-at-home orders, movement restrictions, being stood down, losing their job or having hours reduced.
  • Our Grant Finder provides a list of available disaster grants.
  • Small Business Commissioner: links to ways you can receive help if you’re experiencing financial hardship including connecting with free financial counsellors.
  • Small Business Debt Helpline: free help from a financial counsellor if your small business has been affected by bushfire or COVID-19.
  • Check in with your accountant or tax agent for tailored advice about how the funded support measures apply to your specific situation.

Access advice relevant to your business

Mental health resources