Northern Territory’s Economic Response COVID19

Payroll Tax Relief

The payroll tax exemption for employment of Northern Territory residents has been extended to 30 June 2021.

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Government Fees and Charges and Electricity Prices

All Government fees and charges – including electricity, water and car registration will be frozen (no increase due to indexation) until 1 July 2021.


Home Improvement Scheme

$6000 grant for Territory homeowners and landlords who also contribute $2000, and a $4000 grant with a $1000 contribution.

Immediate Works Grants Package

For incorporated not-for-profit and community organisations – including clubs – to undertake repairs, renovations and upgrades to their premises/facilities. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $50,000, which will then be matched dollar-for-dollar if the organisation also puts in their own $50,000. Up to $200,000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis for amounts above $100,000.

Business Improvement Scheme

Aimed at helping businesses get customers back into premises by undertaking improvements to a Territory business. All eligible businesses will receive $10,000. If the recipient also wants to put in their own $10,000, they will then get an additional $10,000 from the Government. This creates a $30,000 grant (with business pitching in $10,000 of their own money).

Business Structural Adjustment package

To assist businesses who need to physically adjust to the 100 person rule or to establish or upgrade their online presence to adjust to changing behaviours of consumption. All businesses can apply, but the Department will be focusing on the hospitality sector first (such as restaurants).