$500 Small Business Safety Rebate – NSW

Small Business Safety Rebate

SafeWork NSW offer rebates to small businesses and sole traders in NSW who buy and install eligible equipment that makes their workplace safer. The program provides up to $500 back to small business owners and sole traders.
Details of approved safety items can be found on their website. Please read the terms and conditions of the program before applying.

Cel-Fi GO repeaters have been approved by SafeWork NSW as an eligible item

 Before applying the small business owner or a sole trader needs to (in this order):

  1. Check the terms and conditions to make sure they are eligible.
  2. Attend a free eligible event (workshop, field day, industry event or watch an eligible webinar) or arrange a free advisory visit from a SafeWork NSW officer.
  3. Buy and install eligible safety items to address a safety problem in their workplace.

*** It is important that applicants do not purchase the product first and then apply for the rebate. The applicant MUST engage SafeWork NSW prior to the purchasing any products ***

  1. Eligibility for the Small Business Safety Rebate:

If you meet all the following criteria, you are eligible to apply for a small business rebate

  • you have attended an eligible event (e.g. free SafeWork NSW safety workshop, webinar), or had an advisory visit from a SafeWork NSW officer
  • you are the owner of a small business or sole trader who employs less than 50 people (equivalent full time)
  • you have not previously received a small business rebate from SafeWork or WorkCover NSW
  • you are conducting a commercial business producing goods or providing services in NSW
  • your business is registered in NSW and comes within the scope of the work health and safety legislation in NSW

Eligibility details can be found in the terms and conditions.

  1. How do I apply for my Small Business Safety Rebate?:

Within six months of attending the advisory visit, safety workshop, program or event, you must:

  • identify, purchase in full and implement your eligible safety item
  • get a paid tax invoice and receipt (or proof of purchase). The item must be purchased in full after you attend an eligible SafeWork NSW safety activity.
  • complete an online rebate application form or print an application form and return it to Safework NSW by:
    • email – [email protected]
    • post to Small Business Rebate, SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906, Lisarow NSW 2252.
  • attach a copy of your paid tax invoice and receipt.

Your application may be delayed if the form is not complete, tax invoices/receipts are not attached or details are incorrect.

  1. What do I need to complete my application?
  • a tax invoice from a supplier with an ABN. The tax invoice should show a nil balance or note proof of payment. A ‘PAID’ stamp across the invoice is not sufficient
  • a receipt for payment in full for the goods (or proof of payment)
  • details of your eligible event – where, when, with whom. If you attended a webinar, attach your certificate of attendance.
  • your business details including ABN, trading name, business bank account and workers
  • compensation policy number (if applicable).

Things to keep in mind

  • the Small Business Safety Rebate is for a maximum of $500. For example, if you have a solution that totals $250 then you will receive $250 or, if you have one or many (different) eligible solutions that total $2,800 you will receive $500.
  • you can claim for more than one eligible solution on your application form but can only apply once for the small business rebate. For example, you could purchase a number of safety solutions to prevent falls from a height – such as scaffolding, edge protection and industrial fall arrest equipment – and include all three invoices in your one rebate application form
  • you must buy your goods after your eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW
  • make sure the copies of your tax invoice(s) and receipt(s) you scan and send are clear and easy to read
  • applications are usually processed within 4 weeks of being received (if all information is complete and correct)

Watch the following video for more information.

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