We're here to support you
It’s a difficult, uncertain time for businesses.
Here you’ll find the support we can give you and your business.
To talk about your situation, contact your business banking relationship manager or your local branch.
This page is updated regularly so keep visiting.
12 August 2021 - Victorian assistance
Melbourne businesses will receive additional support during Victoria's latest COVID-19 situation. Please visit the Business Victoria website for the latest information.
6 August 2021 - Victorian assistance
2 August 2021 - QLD assistance
For information on the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for lockdown-impacted businesses in Queensland please visit the Queensland government business support website.
21 July 2021 - SA assistance
For information on the SA COVID-19 support package as announced by the Commonwealth and SA governments please visit the Premier of South Australia website.
Further Victorian assistance
For information on additional support packages announced by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in response to Victoria's COVID-19 situation, please visit the Premier of Victoria website for information.
Bendigo Bank assistance packages
Financial assistance package
The SME COVID-19 3-month deferral and extension program will end on Thursday 30 September 2021, however we will continue to support our impacted Business Customers through our standard hardship provisions.
If you need financial help during a difficult time for your business, we continue to offer an assistance package that is considered case by case, based on the severity of the impact.
This can include:
- Fees waived to restructure or consolidate loans
- Other fees waived or deferred
- Waive merchant terminal rental fee for up to three months
- No interest rate reduction for early withdrawals on term deposits
Rural Bank is also helping agribusiness customers with assistance measures. This is in addition to existing support to those recovering from drought and bushfires.
Federal government assistance
Loan repayments & tax liabilities
Managing cash flow during this pandemic is critical.
The ATO is also helping by allowing businesses to request deferrals on tax or BAS payments.
If you’re experiencing or anticipating cash flow issues, act now. Contact your business banking relationship manager.
More support information from the Australian Government
Visit the Australian Government's Treasury website and the Australian Government website for more information on the Government's response to Coronavirus. This includes individual State and Territory Government information.
Visit the Fair Work website for information on how ways of working are changing.