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Tradies / contractors

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is investing $120 million as part of a Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan, to save local jobs, keep businesses open and cash flowing.

If you are a NT tradie or contractor, you can apply to supply goods and services to businesses, not-for-profits and home owners under the scheme.

This means you can register to be listed as an eligible business that provides services under the following:

Important notice

We recommend that you review the terms and conditions as you may find the answers to any questions you have there.

Reminder: works cannot start until the grant applicant's application has been approved and a voucher issued.

Physical distancing

You must practise physical distancing during the planning and delivery of any renovation works.

If either you or your client are unwell, in self-isolation or self-quarantine, stay in touch by phone until it is safe to meet in person.

Your voucher and registration can be cancelled at any time if you fail to follow the safety guidelines. You may also be referred to the police.

For more information on staying safe, go to the coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

Who can participate

Businesses, not-for-profits and home owners accessing the scheme can only use registered tradies or contractors.

To be a registered tradie or contractor, you must be a Territory enterprise, which:

  • is a legal entity and holds a valid Australian business number (ABN) from the date the program was announced (18 March 2020)
  • was providing its services in the NT from the date the program was announced (18 March 2020)
  • has successfully registered to be part of the program
  • has and will maintain during the course of the program (and will provide copies upon request):
    • all relevant business, occupation and related permits
    • licences
    • insurance coverage required to undertake work for the program, including valid public liability insurance policy with minimum $10 million cover, workers compensation, professional indemnity, and all other relevant insurances to cover its usual business risks
    • subject to any specific provisions for each of the Home Improvement Scheme, Business Improvement Grants or Immediate Work Grants terms, will carry out the labour component of any eligible works it provides a quotation for (ie. does not merely supply products or components to be installed as part of eligible works).

A Territory enterprise is a business that:

  • operates in the NT
  • has a significant permanent presence in the NT
  • employs NT residents.

How to participate

Before you register

To register you must have a NT Government vendor ID.

Use your current vendor ID if:

  • you have received a payment in the last six months from the NT Government, and
  • your business details have not changed.

You can find your vendor ID on your remittance advice in the top right hand side. It is the first eight characters of the Vendor No.

You can use this vendor ID in your application.

If you do not have a recent remittance advice or you need to register as a new vendor, email accountspayable@nt.gov.au.

To register

You must register online.

To register, follow these steps:

Step 1. You must read, understand and agree to the scheme's terms and conditions before you register.

Step 2. Apply online on the Smartygrants website.

Once your registration has been approved, your contact details will be listed on the website. Scheme recipients will then be able to contact you.

Application process

Applications are being assessed in the order they are received. Complete and eligible tradies and contractors will be uploaded to the website at the end of each day.

If you accurately answered all questions on the application form, and you are eligible, you will be registered for the scheme.

If your application is incomplete, it will take longer.

Please consider how many quotes you provide as works need to be complete within three months. There will be no voucher extensions.

For further enquiries please email the relevant email address and we will respond within two business days.

Get a sample quote or invoice

The quotes and invoices you submit must comply with the scheme's terms and conditions.

Below are templates that can be used to make sure quotes and invoices meet the requirements.

Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan quote template PDF (113.6 KB)
Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan quote template DOCX (23.3 KB)

Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan invoice template PDF (136.3 KB)
Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan invoice template DOCX (20.0 KB)

If you are selected to carry out work

If you are selected to carry out work, you must meet the following delivery timeframes:

Home Improvement Scheme:

  • within three months of the date the voucher was issued or
  • by 28 February 2021 - whichever is sooner.

Business Improvement Grants:

  • within six months of the date the voucher was issued or
  • by 30 April 2021 - whichever is sooner.

Immediate Work Grants:

  • within six months of the date the voucher was issued or
  • by 30 April 2021 - whichever is sooner.

How to cash in a voucher

You can redeem a scheme voucher given to your business at the Smartygrants website.

For detailed instructions on how to cash in a voucher, read clause 1.4.5 of the scheme's terms and conditions.

Contact

For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.