Info re COVID-19 - Financial Support
If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result. Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.
Blue Mountains No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) - Interest-free loans for individuals or families on low income. It’s a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services. Available through the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4739 1164, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre 4754 4050, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre on 4787 7770, or Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4759 2592.
Wesley Emergency Relief - available to help people experiencing financial distress or hardhip and who have limited means or resources to help alleviate their financial crisis. Call 1300 827 638.
National Debt Helpline - free service providing confidential advice by Financial Counselling Australia. Call 1800 007 007.
Dealing with the financial impact of being out of work - advice from Beyond Blue - 1800 512 348
COVID-19 making financial decisions - information and resources from moneysmart.gov.au
Service NSW COVID-19 Financial Support for Business
Residential & Commercial Landlords and Tenants - Eviction moratorium for residential tenants; Tenants in commercial or retail premises; Landlords leasing commercial propertiesLandlords leasing commercial properties; Landlords leasing residential propertiesLandlords leasing residential properties.
Please note: The details of the support outlined above may change at short notice due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.