Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

Posted 20 Apr '21

Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

Updated with amended rebate details on 18 October 2021

The NSW State Government is supporting small businesses to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by providing a rebate to help with the cost of government fees and charges.

The Rebate, of up to $2,000, is available until 30 June 2022 against invoices that were due and paid from 1 March 2021. The rebate is provided in the form of a digital credit which businesses can draw down on to offset the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges.

Small businesses, sole traders and non-profit organisations can apply to be reimbursed for NSW Government charges/fees, local council rates and charges related to the cost of doing business such as:

  • Food authority licenses
  • Liquor licenses
  • Tradesperson licenses
  • Event fees
  • Council rates
  • Business vehicle registration fees

There are some exclusions (such as fines, NSW and Commonwealth Government taxes). Check the Service NSW page for more information.

Small businesses (including non-employing sole traders) and not-for-profit organisations will be eligible for the rebate if they:

  • have total Australian wages below the NSW Government 2020-21 payroll tax threshold of $1.2 million
  • have their own Australian Business Number (ABN) registered and/or are physically located and operating in New South Wales. Only one $1,500 rebate is available for a single ABN.
  • are registered for goods and services tax.
  • have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year.

Note: Only one $1500 rebate is available for each ABN. Not-for-profit organisations are not subject to the GST requirement but must demonstrate a turnover of more than $75,000 per year.

For more information, including how to apply visit the Service NSW web page at
A comprehensive list of eligible fees and charges is available at 

Please feel free to get in touch with your WDF Professional contact or phone 02 6921 5444.

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