Disaster Recovery For Your Business

With extreme weather and flooding affecting communities and businesses across NSW there are a number of ways to get assistance, these can be found below.

It is most important that through these times you remain safe by regularly checking warnings and alerts on the NSW State Emergency service (NSW SES website). For emergency assistance call NSW SES on 132 500. If you are under an Evacuation Order you must wait for an “all clear” to be issued before it is safe to return to your business premises.

Grants For Farmers, Small Businesses and Not-For-Profit Organisations

The NSW and Australian Governments are working together to provide financial support to businesses who have been impacted by the recent floods. Eligible Primary Producers who are eligible are able to apply for a Special Disaster Grant of up to $75,000 on the Rural Assistance Authority website now.

Not-for-profit organisations and small businesses who are eligible can apply for a grant up to $50,000. Those affected are required to register their interest with Service NSW to receive notifications when more information is available, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Disaster Relief Loans

Businesses in local government areas who have been declared as ‘disaster areas‘ may be eligible for concessional loans from Government NSW as below:

  • Small Businesses – Up to $130,000
  • Not-For-Profit Organisations – Up to $25,000
  • Sporting Clubs – Up to $10,000
  • Primary Producers – Up to $130,000 and transport subsidies up to $15,000

Applicants are advised that all applications of assistance must be lodged by the application close date outlined in Declared Natural Disasters. Primary producers are also encouraged to report damage following a severe weather event with their Local Land Services (LLS) office or on 1300 795 299. Apply here.

Disaster Recovery Assistance

If the recent floods have impacted your business, information on clean-up options and mental health support can be found here. You can also use the Service NSW Disaster Assistance Finder, which is a simple online tool that gives you a personalised list of flood recovery services.

Mediation Support For Commercial Tenancies

If you are a retail or other commercial premises tenant, property agent or owner and are unsure who is responsible for repairs that have been caused by the recent storm damage, please check the terms of your lease agreement to understand repair obligations.

If the property owner and tenant are in dispute and cannot resolve their differences, they are encouraged to contact the NSW Small Business commissioner to discuss options for mediation.

Find out further information about the support services available for small business owners affected by the March 2022 storms and floods here. Businesses are encouraged to please take photographs of the visible damage as soon as it is safe to do so, to assist in accessing support in the future.

If you have any questions about the relief payments that you can apply for please don’t hesitate to contact us today at or 02 9299 2292.

Recent Blog Posts


Tax changes – what it will mean to me?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced proposed changes to address ongoing cost of living pressures with all 13.6 million Australian taxpayers receiving a tax cut from 1 July 2024, compared to the tax they paid in 2023-24.

Read More »

Out with the old in 2024

A New Year is a chance to start afresh and move into the year ahead with confidence and optimism that it’s going to be a great one! Part of setting yourself up for a wonderful year can sometimes be letting go things in your life that are not so beneficial for you and may be holding you back from living the life you want.

Read More »

Strategies for long-term investing

Given the inherent volatility of security prices in capital markets, it is useful to remind ourselves of strategies that investors can utilise to meet their investment goals. This is important when constructing and positioning a diversified portfolio of assets, a challenge that most financial advisers face daily. Reminding ourselves of the fundamentals of portfolio construction can help investors position portfolios appropriately in times of crisis and volatility.

Read More »

Powering Down For a Relaxing Holiday

It’s nice to enjoy a break over the summer months. In fact, it’s an Aussie tradition – that mass exodus after Boxing Day that sees us head off for some well-earned rest and relaxation. However, it can be hard to unwind when we have a device in our pocket buzzing away every couple of minutes.

Read More »