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Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants

The Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants provide eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations in disaster declared regions with funding to help with clean-up and asset costs.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Small businesses and non-profit organisations located in eligible bushfire affected regions.


These grants are available for clean-up and asset costs, including:

  • equipment and materials to clean up
  • additional labour costs (above normal wage expenditure)
  • replacing spoiled stock/goods caused by power outages
  • removal and disposal of damaged goods and material
  • paying trades-people to do safety inspections
  • essential repairs to premises and internal fittings
  • purchase or hire/lease costs for equipment essential to immediately resume operations
  • leasing of temporary premises
  • replacement of stock that's essential to immediately resume operations

Loss of income is not eligible under this scheme.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and have held it at the time of the eligible disaster
  • own a small business located in a defined disaster area
  • have been carrying on your business when the disaster happened
  • be intending to re-establish your small business in the defined disaster area
  • have suffered direct damage to premises and/or tools
  • be responsible for the costs of repair or replacement

How do you apply?

For eligibility information and the application process, check your state or territory website below. Not all states have full details up on their website yet, but they’re coming soon.

  • Contact information

  • Check the state and territory contacts above. Or email us to register your details for updates.