Queensland bushfire relief
Eastern Queensland bushfires – November 2019
We will be reaching out to small businesses affected by bushfires to provide support and assistance as soon as it is safe to do so.
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.
Southern Queensland bushfires – September 2019
Access support and recovery information relating to the Southern Queensland bushfires which occurred from 6–12 September 2019.
Disaster assistance has been activated for small businesses under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
DRFA Category B assistance is available in the following local government areas:
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council.
Affected small businesses may be eligible for the following low interest loans:
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 the Department of Human Services 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.
Read about primary producer assistance and disaster-declared areas on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) website.
- Find out what your business should do after a natural disaster.
- How to rebuild your business after a natural disaster.
- Learn how to protect yourself from scams, fake tradespeople and repair workers that may target your business during a natural disaster.
- Last reviewed: 11 Nov 2019
- Last updated: 17 Jan 2020