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:

  • 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

The grants are for small businesses that have suffered direct damage. Business that have suffered direct or indirect damage from the fires may be eligible for the concessional loans. 

For eligibility information and the application process, check your state government website below. Not all states have full details available yet, but they’re coming soon.

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.

Business recovery events

Events are being held in some regions to provide information and support for bushfire affected businesses.

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.


If you think we're missing relevant government information, please let us know so we can improve our information for bushfire affected businesses.