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We are here for you.

With the unprecedented challenges facing our local businesses, events and tourism industry, the Destination Kiama team have set up this page as an information and resource hub.

During this time, we will continue to work strategically and to unite as a voice for our destination.

Please continue to feed information through to us as to any changes to your business operations.

We have created a new web page for our community which we will be regularly updating to ensure we are providing accurate information. We also encourage you to keep your Business/Event listing on ATDW / Get Connected.

We understand that our local businesses are suffering and that there have been significant cancellations of accommodation bookings, tours, dinner reservations and group bookings.

Destination Kiama is currently working to maintain content activity to stay present online during the health crisis. Our focus as an organisation right now is supporting you, our industry through this time, whilst consolidating and re-focusing our own activity.

To save you time, we have collated a range of resources for you below and are updating with available information daily. If there is anything that we’ve missed, let us know!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if there is anything you need. We are in this together.

Australian Government COVID-19 news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia. For the latest information in your language visit Home Affairs.

Kiama Council COVID-19 webpage

Business Australia Employer Guide to COVID-19

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
For the latest Australian travel restrictions, visit the Department of Home Affairs.
For advice on travelling outside of Australia, visit Smart Traveller.

International travel: Australia’s borders are closed. From 20 March, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. Inbound Australian travellers must check the latest updates and travel safety information on the Smart Traveller website. From 28 March, all international arrivals into Australia will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

From Thursday 26 March, Australians are banned from travelling overseas.

HEALTH RESTRICTIONS
World Health Organization
NSW Health

HEALTH INFORMATION
NSW Public Health – assets (videos, posters etc.)
Beyond Blue – Mental Health Support and Resources

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Federal Government
New South Wales

INDUSTRY UDPATES
Tourism Australia
Destination NSW
NSW Caravan and Camping
Hotel Sector
Restaurant and Catering NSW

Australia Council for the Arts

WORKPLACE RESOURCES
Business Australia Employer Toolkit
Resources and funding from Facebook

TOURISM BUSINESSES – IMMEDIATE RESPONSE SUGGESTIONS
Tourism E School – Immediate Response
Tourism Marketing Agency – Coronovirus Battle Plan

The Australian Government has an advice hotline for small and medium-sized businesses: ph. 13 28 46. In addition, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has created a COVID-19 resource page for consumers to answer your questions about changes to travel, events, gym memberships, food delivery services, and wedding cancellations and more.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please take a look at the Kiama and District Business Chamber’s Buy Local campaign to plan for your involvement. Please contact the Business Chamber directly with queries about this campaign: 0457 773 064

DESTINATION KIAMA

Stay up to date by following the Destination Kiama (Partners) Facebook Page

  • When it is able to operate, the Visitor Information Centre at Blowhole Point

CONTACT US

If we can help support you or you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Karen Ronning
Manager
0490 438 583

In addition, if you are feeling anxious, stressed or need additional emotional support, these online resources may help:

Local businesses can stay up to date by subscribing to our industry E-News ‘The Buzz’

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Updates

3 Apr 2020

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope. For more information click here.

2 Apr 2020

Additional Resources:

 31 Mar 2020

Head to Kiama@Home a brand new Facebook page for our local area, to find out (or post) what services/products are available while you #stayhome:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4kiamaathome/

26 Mar 2020

Small Businesses – Cyber Security
https://www.austcyber.com/news-events/cyber-security-startups-and-small-businesses-remote-working

24 Mar 2020

Funding
https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/health-boost-and-economic-stimulus/
https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Assistance_for_businesses.pdf

Events
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/for-event-creators-information-on-the-coronavirus?lg=en_AU

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