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COVID-19 support

Information about financial support available from the Australian and South Australian Government

South Australia’s COVID-19 response.

For the most up-to-date information including current activity restrictions, vaccinations and current health advice visit

You can also contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 253 787 (9am to 5pm, every day).

South Australian Government support

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on local businesses, community organisations, industry sectors and jobs, the South Australian Government established two funds to support businesses, jobs and community organisations:

  • Business and Jobs Support Fund
  • Community and Jobs Support Fund

The funds were combined to create the COVID-19 Support Fund that supported a range of businesses and community organisations during the COVID-19 restrictions. Applications are now closed.

For more information visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

Australian Government Support

Supporting businesses to take on apprentices and trainees

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all eligible employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.

Through the wage subsidy, any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 June 2022 may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

From 1 July 2022, the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will begin to provide support to employers and Australian Apprentices.

For more information visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Real work, real experience

Real Work, Real Experience is an initiative of the South Australian Government to support the uptake of seasonal and regional jobs in South Australia, with COVID-19 having an impact on primary industries securing workers and tourism and hospitality filling roles in our regions. The Real Work, Real Experience website has been created as a central hub for information and links to programs and initiatives for workers and employers.

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Advice and support services

SafeWork SA

Regulations and requirements relating to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, customers and clients who access your workplace.

The Australian Government offers simple and convenient access to all federal government information, assistance, forms and services you need for planning, starting and growing your business.