WA Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants

The WA Government has announced targeted grants to assist small businesses affected by the recent Perth and Peel Lockdown. The grant program will provide assistance of $2,000 to small businesses in the Perth and Peel region in the industry sectors most severely impacted by the recent three-day lockdown and subsequent restrictions.

Eligible Small Businesses

The program will cover a wide range of businesses impacted by the lockdown including:

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Catering services
  • Pubs, taverns and bars nightclubs
  • Accommodation and sightseeing
  • Health and fitness centres and gyms
  • Sport and physical recreation (instruction)
  • Hairdressing and beauty services
  • Florists
  • Cinemas
  • Bakeries
  • Clubs (hospitality)
  • Specialised food retail
  • Food wholesalers
  • Creative industries and performing arts venues
  • Event equipment hire

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million
  • Must be registered for GST, unless they have an ATO exemption
  • Must be able to demonstrate losses incurred for perishable foods, cancellations, and other costs
  • Full list of criteria is being finalised by the WA government and will be released once available.


  • Expression of Interest is now open
  • Online applications open – late May
  • Grants Distributed – June-July 2021

If you are one of the small business impacted by the lockdown, please complete the Expression of Interest form from the link below to receive up to date notifications of when the grants open.


As mentioned above, the full detail of this Grant has not been released yet and we will update you once we have more information on hand. Please feel free to contact your trusted advisor at Vivid Partners if you want to discuss further.

Vivid Partners

Phone:  08 6270 2876

Email: info@vividpartners.com.au


The material contained in this publication is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice or recommendation from Vivid Partners. Regarding any situation or circumstance, specific professional advice should be sought on any particular matter by contacting your advisor at Vivid Partners.