Assistance for Small Businesses
Bushfire Recovery Assistance Fact Sheet- Summary of all resources
Australian Tax Office
If you are affected by the recent bushfires, the ATO can help with your lodgement program and reconstructing records.
More information at the Australian Taxation Office website. https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Dealing-with-disasters/In-detail/Specific-disasters/Bushfires-2019-20/
Call 1800 806 218.
Disaster Recovery Grants primary producers, small businesses and non-profits
Disaster relief loans
Low interest loans of up to $130 000, over 10 years, interest rate 1.37% fixed are available. You can access the guidelines and application forms here https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/disaster-recovery-loans/small-business
- ASIC (Australian Security and Investments Commission)
ASIC can review fees incurred by a company. There are alternate payment options available that may be of help. In some circumstances, they may also be able to waive fees.
Complete the Online form located here or send to:
Finance – Bushfire relief applications
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
PO Box 4000
Gippsland Mail Centre
- Motor vehicle stamp duty relief
Motorists whose cars have been written off as a result of a natural disaster may be eligible for a stamp duty refund on their replacement vehicle. Find out more or call 1300 139 814.
Safework will replace NSW licenses at no cost to those affected by natural disasters
Call 13 10 50 or visit their website at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
- Service NSW – Motor Vehicles, Licenses
No cost replacement of certificates and driver’s licenses. Access further information here: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/assistance-bushfire-affected-communities#vehicle-registrations-licences-and-number-plates
Call 13 77 88 or visit the website for more information.
- Insurance and Legal Support
A quick guide to making an insurance claim – found here https://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/get-help/advocacy/quick-guide-making-insurance-claims
This information is current as at 17 January 2020.