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$1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme opens

Tue 20 Apr 2021

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up online for a new $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges.

The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is open to small businesses which have a total wages bill below the new 2020-21 $1.2 million payroll tax threshold and have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year.

It is available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022, for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

Fees and charges that can be claimed back through the scheme include:

  • liquor licences
  • food authority licences
  • council rates 
  • outdoor seating fees.

The launch of the rebate scheme coincides with a number of licence waivers coming to an end.

To register and view more information, including the full guidelines, visit