Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Up to $5000 rebate for eligible expenses for small business.

The Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package includes a $5 million investment to encourage and support small businesses in establishing, expanding and improving their operation to alfresco dining.

Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000 through the department for purchases that relate to eligible alfresco dining improvement and expansion.

It promotes safe socialisation and the creation of community vibrancy though the activation of footpaths, and other underused public and private spaces.

The rebate will be provided as a one-off payment. Evidence of all expenses and costs to be claimed must be collated and lodged together as part of a single claim.

Eligible expenses include temporary ground surfaces, traffic mitigation, generators, installation of outdoor power points, lighting, additional furniture fit out, weather protection, parklets, heaters, fans and additional points of sale. Further detail is available in the program guidelines.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Activating Alfresco rebate, the business must:

  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be located in WA
  • have a minimum revenue of $50,000 per annum (excluding GST) and an Australia-wide   payroll cap of less than $4 million
  • be a food and beverage business under the following industry groupings:
    • pub, tavern, bar or hotel
    • restaurant and café.
  • have incurred eligible expenses for establishing, expanding or improving an outdoor dining area from 1 March to 31 May 2022
  • have a current and valid permit or approval to operate an outdoor dining area from the relevant local government and/or consent of the landowner at the time of lodging the application
  • have a minimum revenue of $50,000 per annum (excluding GST) and an Australia-wide payroll cap of less than $4 million.

Funding overview

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Funding open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Activating Alfresco Rebate Program: Up to a $5000 rebate for eligible expenses

Guidelines

Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Activating Alfresco Rebate Program guidelines and conditions

There are 2 steps involved in the rebate:

  1. Apply for pre-approval
    • Businesses must first register to confirm their eligibility.
    • Identification of the applicant must be verified through MyGovID.
    • Registrations will close when 1000 eligible businesses have successfully registered.
    • Only one rebate is available per eligible business/alfresco area.
  2. Claim for eligible expenses
    • Businesses that have successfully registered can claim their rebate from March 2022 for expenses incurred from 1 March 2022 to 31 May 2022.
    • Claims must be made by 17 June 2022.
    • The rebate will be provided as a one-off payment. All evidence of expenses claimed must be collated and lodged together as part of a single claim.

Key dates

Open Close Eligible purchase period
12:00pm 21 March 2022 5:00pm 17 June 2022 Tuesday 1 March 2022 to Tuesday 31 May 2022
If you require further assistance, place email LGresponse@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Activating Alfresco webinar

Page reviewed 05 April 2022