Small Business Bushfire Support Grant VIC

The Small Business Bushfire Support Grant provides small businesses, including primary producers with funding to help them recover from the bushfires that commenced 21 November 2019, and rebuild resilient businesses.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Bushfire affected small businesses and primary producers located in the eligible areas.


Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to:

  • meeting standing business costs, including utilities, salaries and rent
  • seeking financial advice to support the recovery of the business
  • adjusting the business to be viable in the changed local context following the bushfires
  • developing the business and extending business reach through marketing and communications activities
  • improvements to make the business more resilient to future disasters

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a small business owner
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster
  • have been engaged in carrying on the small business in a defined disaster area when affected by the eligible disaster
  • have suffered a decline in revenue of 40% or more in a relevant 3 month period (compared to a relevant 3 month period in the previous year) as a result of the Victorian 19/20 summer bushfires and not due to the impact of COVID-19
  • be located in one of the following LGA’s:
    • Alpine (including the Alpine resort)
    • East Gippsland
    • Towong
    • Wellington
    • Indigo
    • Mansfield
    • Wangaratta

These grants are also available to small businesses who work within the eligible disaster areas on a regular basis, provided they can demonstrate significant impact.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Small Business Bushfire Support Grant.