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The Australian Government has announced $650 million in new bushfire support to boost locally-led recovery and assist the communities with the greatest needs.

This assistance will:

  • fund local projects
  • help boost community wellbeing
  • assist forestry industries
  • fund environment work
  • strengthen telecommunications capability

Working together with all levels of government the extra funding will be made available across highly bushfire impacted communities to accelerate key recovery projects and initiatives. 

You can learn more about the $650 million bushfire recovery package on the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

Help applying for grants

You can get help filling in application forms for bushfire support from the team in our Recovery Centres.

Find the nearest Recovery Centre in your state:

Government financial help


Urgent financial assistance from the government is available to bushfire affected communities. You can find information on the types of assistance available on the Disaster Assist website. Check the website regularly – it's updated as disasters unfold.

You can also check state government websites for information:

Small business recovery grants and loans


To help small businesses recover, the Australian and state governments are providing the following assistance:

  • grants for small businesses of up to $10,000 for eligible small businesses in selected fire-affected Local Government Areas
  • recovery grants of up to $50,000 for eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations 
  • concessional loans of up to $500,000 for eligible small businesses (including primary producers) and non-profit organisations

For eligibility information and the application process, check your state government website below.

Grants for small businesses

Recovery grants

Concessional loans

Indigenous corporation grants


Indigenous corporations with bushfire damaged property will be able to apply for a grant of up to $20,000 to help secure and clean up their property.

A grant will also be available to assist Indigenous land management groups and contractors helping recovery efforts with much needed equipment.

Support for existing government program participants


If you are an existing government program grantee and have been impacted by the bushfires, you may be eligible to seek additional time to meet your reporting obligations or to complete your project.

Please contact your Customer Service Manager or one of the agents at our Contact Centre to discuss how we can assist.

If you are an existing claimant of the R&D Tax Incentive and have been impacted by the bushfires, please contact your case manager to discuss how we may be able to assist with your R&D Tax Incentive claims.

Advisory services


Free bushfire recovery centres and business advisers can help you get the support and advice you need to recover your business.

Contact us

Business support

Get in touch with our Contact Centre agents for support and information. We're available from 8am to 8pm across Australia, Monday to Friday.

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