Support for Businesses affected by Storms and Floods

The Australian and NSW Governments have announced additional funding to support NSW communities and primary industries affected by the February and March 2021 storms and floods to assist them in their next stage of recovery.

The Small Business Commissioner has also prepared the Get Ready Toolkit for business owners dealing with disaster.  We encourage you to utilise this resource and better understand how your business can recover and even bounce back better than ever.

 

Storm and Flood Grants

June and July 2022

Small business and non-for-profit organisations in NSW directly affected by storms and floods in June and July 2022, may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant.

Disaster recovery grant – up to $50,000 to help pay for the cost of clean-up and reinstatement of operations. 

 

February and March 2022

Small businesses and not-for-profit organisations who are directly impacted by storms and floods in NSW in Februrary and March 2022 may be eligible for the Storm and Flood Disater Recovery Small Business Grant (February to March 2022) for payments up to $50,000 to help businesses pay for the costs of cleaning up and resuming the business operations.

Disaster recovery grant – up to $50,000 to help pay for the cost of clean-up and resuming operations.

Disaster recovery allowance – a short-term income support payment to assist if you’ve lost income as a direct result of the floods, provided by the Australian Government.

Stamp duty relief – for replacing insured commercial motor vehicles written off due to floods and storms.

Disaster relief loans – concessional interest rate loans up to $130,000 for small businesses and up to $25,000 for not-for-profit organisations.

 

Get Ready Toolkit

Get back to business – a guide to recovering from disaster

Get Back to Business - a guide to recovering from disaster is a step-by-step guide for business owners dealing with a disaster. It outlines how small businesses can recover and even bounce back better than ever.

The guide provides information on the five phases of disaster recovery – from the moment disaster hits to the days, weeks and months ahead. There are action checklists on how business owners can work through each phase of recovery. There are also several case studies highlighting lessons learned by other small businesses who have been faced with disaster.

To read more, download the Get Back to Business guide attached below.

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Prepare for the unexpected – Build a Business Continuity Plan

Prepare for the unexpected – Build a Business Continuity Plan provides practical advice in managing disruption, as well as a series of easy to use templates that enables small business owners to develop a personalised Business Continuity Plan.

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Get Ready Business: five step guide to preparing for disasters

The frequency and severity of natural disasters is increasing in Australia, meaning that there will be more floods, more storms, more bush fires and more heat waves. For businesses, it’s not just about the immediate damage but the flow-on impacts such as power outages and transport and communication interruptions. Following a disaster, it can take months to get your business back up and running.

This guide to recovering from disaster is designed to help you get your business ready for disasters in five simple steps.

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Insurance claims for small business guide

This quick guide to making an insurance claim will help you through the claims process so you can get your claim paid quickly and smoothly after a disaster or disruption.

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