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To protect you and our staff, we are taking a number of precautionary measures. Business advice is available by phone or online, but we are not currently providing face-to-face services.

Coronavirus support

Coronavirus support for businesses

To help you manage the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on your business, we've put together a range of support information.

Read our coronavirus information for small business owners (last updated: 3 April 2020).

Turn to us for business advice

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Call us on 133 140 or fill in our online request form and one of our business advisers will call you.

Please note: Our advisory service is available from 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays and is available to Western Australian residents only.

We are currently experiencing high demand on our phone lines, so you can also email us at info@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au.

Attend an online webinar

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To support the Western Australian small business community during these challenging times, we have launched a range of free webinars.

These are designed to provide you with skills and information to help you respond to any potential impact your business may face during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

See our upcoming webinar dates

Subcontractor support

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We are here to support contractors and subcontractors in WA’s construction industry; complementing services provided by Building and Energy (within the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety).

Legislation passed in April 2020, now provides our Small Business Commissioner with additional authority to investigate complaints of non-payment and poor industry practice. Discover what this will mean for you, and the help we can provide.

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