Emergency & Recovery Resources for Business

Information for Small & Medium Businesses

Local Support for Businesses

The Blue Mountains City Council provides assistance to businesses affected by recent bushfires through a Mayoral Reference Group, a Business Outreach Program, launching the Love Local campaign, and by presenting a series of free events for local small businesses:

Register as a Regional Supplier

NSW Government agencies must use local businesses within communities impacted by bushfires wherever possible for clean-up, repair, rebuilding, remediation and enhancement works.  NSW Procurement has a new online service portal to connect regional suppliers and buyers in bushfire-affected communities.

Register yourself if you're a regional supplier in a bush-fire impacted area 

NSW Government support

Service NSW is working in collaboration with federal, state and local government to bring together all the support and services available to help small businesses get back on their feet:

Download: Get back to business - A guide to recovering from disaster from the NSW Government Small Business Commissioner

Regional Business Assistance

The Australian Chamber of Commerce Industry provides the Regional Business Recovery Information Portal for people with small & medium businesses affected by Australia's bushfire crisis:

Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling Service

Call the Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling Support Line on 1800 413 828. Small business financial counsellors help sole traders and people who run small businesses in many ways. They provide advice on a range issues, including: options for managing business debts as well as personal debts.

GET READY Sapphire Coast

A resource that aims to provide essential information to businesses in advance of a crisis event and how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from potentially significant emergency situations:  

Government Financial Support for Businesses

Information about NSW & Autralian Governement Grants & Loans available to individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits, primary producerss and landholders affected by the recent bushfires:


Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants Program

$75,000 recovery grants, concessional loans and transport subsidies for eligible primary producers.

Call the Bushfire Customer Care Service on 13 77 88
Or NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593

Small Business Grants

Grants of up to $50,000 are available if your business has been directly affected by bush fire.

Call the Bushfire Customer Care Service on 13 77 88

Bushfire Working Capital Loan

Offers up to $50,000 to help businesses cover salaries or wages, rebuild infrastructure and purchase goods and services.  Also, the Bushfire Recovery Loan of up to $500,000 is available for eligible businesses.

Call the Bushfire Customer Care Service on 13 77 88

Disaster relief low interest loans through the NSW Rural Assistance Authority of up to $130,000 are available to eligible primary producers and small businesses, and transport subsidies of up to 50% of the cost to transport livestock or fodder, to eligible primary producers.

Call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline: 1800 678 593