Grants Program

COVID Business Grant

The Australian Government and the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) are working together to provide financial assistance payments to Norfolk Island businesses affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak and travel restrictions. This relief scheme will support local businesses experiencing hardship caused by the downturn in visitors due to widespread COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions across Australia. The program is similar to other programs being delivered to COVID-19 affected communities in Australia.

The package will provide businesses with a tiered one-off payment ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 (taxable) depending on their annual turnover. Businesses will also be eligible to apply for a fortnightly payment of $1,500 to cover business expenses until the border restrictions put in place by Emergency Management Norfolk Island (EMNI) to Norfolk Island are lifted.

Before applying for the grant it is important that you read the grant guidelines located on this page; please note that the guidelines have been updated as of Friday 3 September 2021. Once you have read this information, complete the application form using our Smartygrants portal.

If you have any queries, please contact Customer Care on free call 0100 or, for international callers +672 3 22244, or by emailing customercare [at] nirc.gov.nf (subject: Norfolk%20Island%20COVID%20Grant)