Territory Business Lockdown Payment Program

This grant is now closed.

A fifth round of the Territory Business Lockdown Payment was established to provide immediate financial support to businesses during a lockdown.

Read the full terms and conditions:

Who can apply

To participate in the program a business must meet the definition of an eligible business and the business located in the lockdown area.

An eligible business can only apply once for a grant, regardless of the number of premises it has.

An eligible business must be all of the following at the date of the lockdown announcement:

  • is located within a declared lockdown area
  • is a Territory enterprise
  • holds a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • was providing goods and / or services to the public wholly or substantially in the Northern Territory (NT)
  • trading with an annual turnover of at least $75,000 and less than $10 million
  • have fewer than 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • stopped, suspended or reduced trading due to the lockdown and turnover reduced by 50% or more.

Who can't apply

Workers employed by a business or employer are not eligible to take part in the program.

How to apply

Applications are closed.

After you apply

Applications are assessed in order of the date and time received.

If eligible, you will receive $1,000 within three to five business days of approval.

You must have a Northern Territory Government vendor ID.

Go to InvoiceNTG to find out how to register your business.


17 December 2021Applications for lockdown payment 5 open
17 December 2021Assessment of applications commence
4 January 2022 at 4pm Applications close (extended from 24 December) ACSTApplications close

The program will start when a lockdown is in place, as directed by the Chief Health Officer for the NT.


You may find the answers to your questions in the terms and conditions PDF (293.4 KB).

Email survivalfund@nt.gov.au.

For more information or to find other types of support for your business, call a small business champion 1800 193 111.

Last updated: 21 June 2022

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