Information for businesses impacted by bushfires in late 2018 and early 2019 in Central Tasmania, West Coast and Southern regions

The impact of the bushfires on Tasmanian businesses continue to affect the West Coast’s Zeehan and Rosebery areas, Central Tasmania around the Barren Tier and Shannon area and the Southern regions of Geeveston, Franklin, Lonnavale, Glen Huon and Judbury areas.

Bushfire Business Disruption Grants

The Bushfire Business Disruption Grant is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The grant provides funding to support eligible Tasmanian businesses who have experienced significant disruption to the day-to-day running of their business for a period of two consecutive days or more as a result of the recent bushfires

This grant can assist to cover immediate operating costs stresses being felt due to the downturn in trading.

Up to $2000 is available for each eligible small business to assist in business recovery.

It is important to read the grant guidelines to check your eligibility.

Disruption to Business Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Disruption to Business Grant – Frequently Asked Questions

Application Form

Applications close 22 March 2019.

For more information and queries, please email ask@business.tas.gov.au or call Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026.

Bushfire Business Recovery Grants 

To assist with the longer-term recovery, Bushfire Business Recovery Grants are now available for small to medium sized Tasmanian enterprises.

This funding will contribute to business recovery, ongoing viability, and supporting the local economy and will extend to loss of crops and forests, damage to assets and lost inventory.

Grants of up to $25 000 will be available to help cover demonstrated irrecoverable losses.

It is important to read the grant guidelines to check your eligibility.

Bushfire Business Recovery Grants (PDF)

Bushfire Business Recovery Grants – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Application Form

Applications close 31 March 2019.

For more information and queries, please email ask@business.tas.gov.au or call Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026.

Concessional Business Recovery Loan Scheme 

The Concessional Business Recovery Loan Scheme is funded by the Tasmanian Government.

The loan scheme will assist businesses to re-establish after being directly impacted by the bushfires.

Up to $100 000 each will be available to small business owners or farm businesses on an unsecured basis over a maximum term of five years.

It is important to read the loan guidelines to check your eligibility.

Concessional Business Recovery Loan Scheme (PDF)

Application Form

Applications close 30 April 2019.

For more information and queries, please email ask@business.tas.gov.au or call Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026.

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity

The Federal Liberal National Government is offering child care providers in Tasmania impacted by the recent bushfires special grant funding of up to $10,000 to help with community recovery.

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity

Further information, including eligibility details and the new streamlined application form, can be found online at https://www.education.gov.au/cccfspecialcircs or by emailing cccf@education.gov.au

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The Bushfire Business Disruption Grant is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Recovery Resources

The Tasmanian bushfires are having a widespread effect on the State and will cause emotional, physical and financial stress for members of our community. If you are affected by the 2019 Tasmanian bushfires, please refer to the TasAlert Recovery Resources.

Disaster assistance for Tasmanian Communities

A range of financial assistance measures have been activated to support individuals, families, employees, sole traders, farmers and primary producers with their recovery from the bushfires. Please refer to the TasAlert Financial Assistance page

Bushfire Impact Assessment for Primary Producers

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment AgriGrowth Division would like to hear from you. Any information you can provide about the impacts of the fires on your stock, produce or infrastructure will help us understand and assess the impacts of the bushfires on the agricultural industry.

Please contact the AgriGrowth Liaison Officer on 6777 2233 or email agrigrowth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au