COVID-19: Find information and support for business on our coronavirus page. If your business is based in Victoria, you can find information about business restrictions on Business Victoria’s website.

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

Buy regional products

One of the best ways you can support regional communities is to buy from local businesses. There’s a range of unique regional products that you can buy online.

Browse and buy direct from producers and small business owners in NSW.

Check this list of ways to support Victorian businesses in bushfire affected regions.

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.

Use ABN Lookup to check if a charity is an endorsed deductible gift recipient.

Find out more about claiming tax deductions for donations.

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.

Learn how to protect your business from scams during this period.

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.

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