Department of State Development

COVID-19 business information and support

For the latest advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond visit COVID-19 business information and support 

Economic response to the coronavirus

The Federal Government’s economic support package has been extended. For full details visit Economic response to the coronavirus

Grants and financial support

Global Expansion Program
The Global Expansion program aims to support recently growing South Australian businesses to build their export capability and capacity and become the state’s next global leaders.
See Global Expansion program

South Australia Export Accelerator
The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) grant is a financial assistance program for South Australian businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.
See South Australia Export Accelerator

Economic response package support
Access financial support from the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 on your business.

Business-saving loans for exporters
South Australian exporters impacted by COVID-19 can access business-saving loans between $250,000 and $50 million under a new $500 million capital facility to be administered by Export Finance Australia. The new COVID-19 Export Capital Facility will target loans to established and previously profitable exporters who, due to COVID-19, are unable to gain finance from commercial sources.
Visit Export Finance Australia

Export Market Development Grants
Export Market Development Grants reimburse promotional expenses for exporters aiming to increase their international sales. Broadened eligibility for reimbursable export activities affected by COVID-19 is now being applied.
Visit Export Market Development Grants

Frequently asked questions

A range of support is available to businesses and employees. For the latest information on business assistance packages visit This page also has a link to Commonwealth Government support.

Contact your bank and BAS Agent or Accountant to discuss other support options.