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Support affected businesses

Local businesses need our support to rebuild and recover from the bushfires. Consider some of these ways to support them.

  • Buy products and services from businesses in bushfire affected communities.
  • Hold your next business event or meeting in an area that has been affected by the fires.
  • If you cancelled an event due to the bushfires, reschedule rather than cancel.
  • Plan your next holiday in a region that has been affected.

Make a donation

If you want to make a donation to help businesses recover from the bushfires, we recommend you donate money rather than goods. This allows people to buy the things they need, and it supports local businesses that have also been impacted.

If you want to donate goods from your business, consider a service that lists essential items needed by affected communities such as GIVIT.

Make sure the charity you donate to is legitimate

This is especially important if you're donating online, via social media, or over the phone. 

  • Check the list of registered bushfire charities on the Bushfire Recovery Agency website – these charities can accept tax deductible donations.

Tax deductible donations

For your donation to be tax deductible you must donate to a deductible gift recipient – an organisation or fund that can receive tax deductible gifts.

Protect your business from scams

There are currently a wide range of appeals raising funds for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Unfortunately, some of these are scams.

To report bushfire related scams call 1300 795 995.

Contact us

Business support

Get in touch with our Contact Centre agents for support and information. We're available from 8am to 8pm across Australia, Monday to Friday.


If you think we're missing relevant government information, please let us know so we can improve our information for bushfire affected businesses.