JobKeeper Program Enrolment extended to Sunday 31 May

The Australian Taxation Office has extended the JobKeeper program enrolment deadline to Sunday 31 May. Council strongly encourages businesses to talk with their accountant regarding eligibility and requirements as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 assistance for Businesses

The Federal and State Government's have provided a number of assistance packages for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council has collated this information for you. As more packages are announced we will include them on this page. We recommend businesses contact our Economic Development Officer to discuss and consult actions, opportunities, identify and discuss relevant and eligible government programs for your business. Please contact: Garnet Radford, Economic Development Officer Balonne Shire Council p: 07 4620 8805 m: 0418 168 824 e: 

Quick reference guide for assistance for small-medium businesseses

Support for Balonne Businesses

Collated assistance information for businesses as at 27 March 2020.

Council supports local businesses and communities with $24 million in projects media release and full list of projects,

Please go to the following pages for the latest information on business assistance. This assistance is available to ALL businesses including sole traders and the self employed.

Australian Government Coronavirus Business Assistance

Business Queensland

Help us build a better Balonne

We welcome all business operators to our shire and look forward to working with you for the betterment of our region.

Our team is on hand to help with any enquiries you may have about compliance, tendering and business opportunities.

Please send your enquiries to or call us on (07) 4620 8888.

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