Nightclub Assistance Program

One-off financial aid payment for nightclub licensees.

As part of the $67 million Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, the $1.8 million Nightclub Assistance Program provides a one-off financial aid payment for nightclub licensees that have been impacted by capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program the nightclub business must: 

  • have a valid and active Australian Business Number for the period covered by their application (ABN)
  • be located in Western Australia (WA)
  • have a valid and active nightclub licence issued by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • have an annual turnover of more than $50,000 per annum (excluding GST)
  • have incurred a 30 per cent reduction in turnover compared to the previous year* over a 6-week period between 1 January 2022 to 30 April 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 health and social measures requirements for density limits and social distancing
    • *Note: the equivalent six-week period in the previous calendar year is the preferred comparative period. However, businesses may use the pre-COVID tax year (2018-19) instead. Also business that have been trading for less than one year can still apply but will need to demonstrate a decline in revenue to another comparable period.
  • have a bank account in the name of the business with an Australian financial institution or bank registered with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • have not applied for Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program or the Event Suppliers Support program.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Nightclub Assistance Program 12:00am 25 March 2022 Not applicable 5:00pm 30 June 2022
  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence less than 250
  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence between 250 and 500
  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence greater than 500

Funding overview

dateToCheck: 9/30/2022 9:11:55 AM

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence greater than 500: $50,000
  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence between 250 and 500: $25,000
  • Nightclubs with patron capacity licence less than 250: $12,500

Guidelines

You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Nightclub Assistance Program guidelines
Page reviewed 24 March 2022