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Queensland bushfire relief

Find support and assistance for small businesses affected by bushfires in:

Eastern Queensland bushfires—October–December 2019

Complete our online survey to help us understand the impact of bushfire on your business and assess what support you need.

Contact us on 1300 654 687 if you'd like to talk about small business recovery.

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Small businesses

Recovery loans

Disaster assistance has been activated for small businesses under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Assistance is available in the following local government areas:

  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council.

Affected small businesses may be eligible for extraordinary bushfire assistance loans of up to $500,000.

Primary producers

Read about primary producer assistance and disaster-declared areas on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) website.

Southern Queensland bushfires—September 2019

Access support and recovery information relating to the southern Queensland bushfires which occurred from 6–12 September 2019.

Small businesses

Recovery loans

Disaster assistance has been activated for small businesses under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Assistance is available in the following local government areas:

  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Affected small businesses may be eligible for extraordinary bushfire assistance loans of up to $500,000.

Disaster recovery allowance

You and your employees may be eligible for the Disaster Recovery Allowance if your income has been affected by a disaster. Visit Services Australia for eligibility criteria and more information.

Tradies' register to help with repairs

Licensed contractors can join the Bushfire Rebuild Register to help with repairs to make buildings secure, safe and habitable.

If you need help with clean-up or repairs, you can search the register to find a licensed contractor working in your local area.

ASIC payment relief

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) may be able to assist you with payment arrangements for your fees if you have been affected by bushfires and are facing financial hardship.

ATO payment assistance

If you live in one of the identified impacted zones, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will automatically defer any lodgments or payments you have due until 28 May 2020.

Primary producers

Read about primary producer assistance and disaster-declared areas on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) website.

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