State Government of Western Australia
General information, resources and updates VIEW
Healthy WA COVID-19 updates and health advice VIEW


COVID Event plans, guidelines and information: VIEW
COVID Safety plans and guidelines for businesses: VIEW

Contact Registers

A series of venues across the state are required to maintain a contact register by collecting details of patrons, staff, contractors and visitors that attend their venue. This includes all food and licensed venues, entertainment venues, certain outdoor events and live music venues.

Information and requirements VIEW
SafeWA guide for businesses VIEW
Event/business contact register toolkit VIEW

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination requirements apply to multiple venues and businesses across the state. This includes all indoor entertainment venues, and hospitality and licensed venues. This means that any person aged 16 and over will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter live music venues.

Information and requirements: VIEW
Event/business proof of vaccination toolkit VIEW

Mandatory Vaccination

The Government of Western Australia’s Department of Health issued a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy and Critical Business Worker Directions. Many WA music venues, artists, technicians, and support crews will be impacted by the mandatory vaccination requirement under Group 2 Industries and Occupations of the policy. This cohort includes critical businesses workers at hospitality premises (bars, pubs, restaurant) as defined in the Critical Businesses Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions – Schedule 1.

General policy information VIEW
Mandatory Vaccinations FAQ VIEW

Croftbridge Law Firm
Presentation slides – Mandatory Vaccinations in WA VIEW

Small Business Development Corporation
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy: Good Employment Practice Guide VIEW

Fair Work Ombudsman
COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace VIEW


WA State Government

Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package VIEW
Small Business Hardship Grant Program – applications open Thursday 17 March 

The Small Business Hardship Grants Program will provide tiered grants to businesses that have a 50 per cent or greater reduction in turnover for any two week period between 1 January 2022 and 30 April 2022, relative to the same period last year.

Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package VIEW
Small Business rental relief package – now open VIEW
Outdoor dining and entertainment support package
Nightclub Assistance Program

Small Business Assistance Grant – December 2021 VIEW

The Small Business Assistance Grant – December 2021 is available to small businesses located within the Perth, Rottnest or Peel regions operating within the hospitality sector, the music events industry or the creative and performing arts sector. Eligible employing businesses will receive $1,130 for each impacted day (up to a maximum of $12,500), while eligible non-employing small businesses will receive $400 for each impacted day (up to a maximum of $4,400).

Getting the Show Back on the Road+ VIEW 

Financial assistance towards the gross ticket sales lost for WA events cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdowns/directions. Only eligible for events occurring before 10 May 2022, with a capacity of more than 100 and capacity ticket sales exceeding $5,000.

Event Suppliers Support Program VIEW
Program guidelines are yet to be published on the DLGSC website. Contact for enquiries

The Event Suppliers Support Program will provide payments to eligible event suppliers of $10,000 to sole traders, $20,000 to small businesses and $50,000 to large businesses with pre-COVID annual turnover of above $1 million. It requires businesses have had a minimum 30 per cent reduction in turnover in the period 5 February to 5 May 2022 compared to the same period in 2019 (or similar period to account for reporting dates).

Night Club Closures One Off Grant VIEW

A one off grant of $20,000 will be available for eligible Night Clubs forced to close as a result of the COVID directions issued 24 December 2021 – 4 January 2022. Invitations to the grant program will be sent to eligible nightclubs from 10 January 2022.

Support Act Crisis Relief Grants VIEW

Financial support to cover the costs of individual household bills/expenses.

Free Financial Counselling for Small Businesses VIEW

The State Government has funded three providers under the WA Recovery Plan to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.