City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Apply for the small business fees and charges rebate

The NSW Government has announced that the small business fees and charges rebate will increase from $1,500 to $2,000. In addition, road user tolls for business vehicles will be added as an eligible fee for businesses to claim. We are working on these changes. More information will be available soon.

If you’re a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1,500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates.

View the full list of eligible fees and charges.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
A new rebate to help small businesses reduce running costs

The NSW Government’s $1,500 Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate can help small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations with the cost of government fees and charges, supporting their recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Qualifying businesses can use the rebate to claim back the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

Businesses only need to apply for the rebate once but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached. The rebate is available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022.

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City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Media lab – free resource available for your digital creation

The Media Lab is a digital-creation space located within Hurstville Library. It is available for community use and also hosts regular workshops and events.

Using the Media Lab

The Media Lab is equipped for a range of uses, with technology available for in-house use and also for loan. Equipment includes:
  • Microsoft Surface Studio PCs with Intel® Core™ i7 processors and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio recording equipment, including a range of microphones, mixers and accessories
  • Video and digital SLR cameras, plus full studio lighting and accessories
  • 360-degree camera equipment and accessories
  • 3D Printer and accessories
  • Musical instruments, including guitars, bass guitars, synthesisers, 88-key upright digital piano and accessories