Are you eligible?

  • Your small business must be in a designated eligible local government area. You can search on this map to see whether your area has been designated and eligible area.
  • Your business must have suffered direct damage to the premises or your equipment due to the bushfires.
  • You must intend to re-establish your business in the community.
  • The grants are available for clean-up and reinstatement activities, including replacement of goods and products.
  • You will not be able to get a grant if the loss is being covered another way, for example by insurance.
  • If your business did not suffer direct damage you are not eligible for the grant.
  • If your application for a grant has been declined, you can appeal the decision.

How do I apply?

  • Small business owners in New South Wales can apply through Service NSW
  • Small business owners in South Australia can apply through Business SA
  • For small business owners in Queensland, more information is available here
  • For small business owners in the ACT, help with bushfire recovery is available here
  • For small business owners in WA, more information is available here
  • In Tasmania, information is available here

Gather evidence

You will need evidence to show your loss or damage. You should:

  • Take photos of damage to your small business
  • Keep invoices of any costs incurred to fix damage
  • Get written quotes for damage that needs to be repaired
  • Check your insurance policy to see what you are covered for and what is not covered

Speak to one of our financial counsellors

If you cannot get a grant, or you’re feeling overwhelmed, call us on 1800 413 828 to speak with one of our small business financial counsellors.