The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have announced a number of flood assistance measures. Details of the financial assistance available for individuals and households can be found on this website. Details of the financial assistance available for small businesses, primary producers and not for profit organisations will be announced soon. We will publish this information as soon as we become aware of it.
I know that the large gatherings of volunteers that I witnessed at our local Forth working bee this weekend, were replicated right across the island. Fuelled by homemade cooking and service club sausage sizzles, thousands of Tasmanians pitched in and worked alongside and sometimes for the benefit of, complete strangers. It was a great reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved and the hardships that can be made bearable, when Tasmanians work together. Those wishing to volunteer now or for future emergencies can register with Volunteering Tasmania’s emergency volunteering portal.
Getting your business back on track
Once any immediate threat to life or property has passed, consider how you might be able to reduce the impact of the flood. This might include:
- projecting the cashflow consequences of interrupted trade, repairs etc.
- contacting key suppliers who may have been impacted by the flood, to discuss whether or not there are consequences for your business.
- contacting and reassuring any customers who may be indirectly impacted by what has happened to your business.
These are things that we or your nearest Enterprise Centres Tasmania business advisor can assist you with, for free. I know that my ECT counterparts throughout Tasmania, will be only too happy to help.
Daryl and the team