Business and industry information
November 2019 bushfires

Updated 2:30pm Wednesday 18 December 2019

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management provides a single source of advice and coordination in the Police and Emergency Services portfolio including state government funding.For the latest information visit:

Small business impact survey

The NSW Small Business Commissioner is seeking to hear from small business owners in bushfire affected areas regarding the impact of the recent fires on their business.

Information provided will be shared with government agencies and other organisations and be instrumental in determining the level of recovery support provided.

If you run a small business in the Macleay Valley, please share your thoughts via the survey - 

Small business support

Small business grants

Grants of up to $15,000 are available if your business has been directly affected by bushfire. Eligibility criteria apply. Applications can be made to the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA):

Business Connect

A free mobile advisory service is available to small businesses. A local advisor can meet you at a convenient place and discuss your business needs. Advice is offered about managing cash flow, planning the next steps, accessing financial support schemes and connecting to additional support. To register:

Dispute resolution service - Call 1300 795 534

A confidential and free dispute resolution service has been set up to help small businesses needing assistance to work through problems with other businesses or government. For more information:

Primary producers

Primary producer grants

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for bush fire affected primary producers.  Applications can be made to the Rural Assistance Authority:

Reporting stock loss and damage

Landholders are encouraged to report property damage to the Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The information enables DPI to determine the area the natural disaster has impacted and the scale of the event, the severity of the impact, the value of impact to primary production, where and what assistance or resources may be needed.

Further information