Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to franchise businesses, and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has engaged deeply at all levels of government both informally and formally in recent months, including:
The FCA will continue to provide resources, representation and ongoing support to members during this pandemic.
JobKeeper Payment for employers and employees
The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out more at www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/
Federal Government support initiatives
Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new Federal Government support for Australian businesses here.
State government business assistance
Refer to your local state government for the latest responses to the coronavirus pandemic here.
Beyond Blue offers the following wellbeing advice in relation to the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Federal Government’s www.australia.gov.au site provides the latest COVID‑19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies.
State and Territory Governments
For information for businesses about COVID-19 provided by Australia’s State and Territory Governments, please click on the links below.