Business Recovery Advisers are available for business owners in East Gippsland and North East Victoria that have been impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Book a free, one-on-one session with a Business Recovery Adviser for help with business impact assessments, developing recovery plans and resilience mentoring. These strategies can help you reactivate your business and develop sustainable business models to strengthen and grow through the recovery period and beyond.

The Small Business Victoria Business Recovery Advisory Service includes:

  • Phase One - Initial Triage/Concierge: The initial triage/concierge will facilitate Phase One of the Business Recovery Advisory Support Services and provision of rapid response in assessing the impact of the bushfires, complexity of trauma and provide immediate support, advice and relief to minimise risk or loss.
  • Phase Two - Business Recovery Planning: The Business Recovery Advisers will facilitate Phase Two of the Business Recovery Advisory Support Services and will deliver relief packages and develop a plan to restore business operations with corrective actions and strategies to reduce impact and risk.
  • Phase Three - Business Resilience Mentors: Business Resilience Mentors will provide ongoing business mentoring to local community members owning and operating local businesses in the bushfire affected areas, facilitating Phase Three of the Business Recovery Advisory Support Services and will develop a plan that strengthens and grows business with emphasis on prevention, risk mitigation, resilience and future emergency management.
  • Cost: Free
  • Delivery type: Phone services, Online services
  • Service area: VIC