Business emergency recovery

The Small Biz Bus

The Business Connect Bus delivers highly subsidised face-to-face business advice to regional areas across NSW. The experienced Business Connect advisors are able to provide personalised support on how to start, grow or innovate your business in the comfort of our dedicated advisory bus.

Find out when the bus is in your area call 1300 134 359.

Local Business Chambers

Business owners are encouraged to become a member of their local business chambers. The local business chambers receive information first hand and share this directly with their members and networks.

Murwillumbah Business Chamber

Kingscliff and District Chamber of Commerce

Tweed Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tax assistance

The Australian Tax Office is committed to making it as easy as possible for all small businesses to understand and meet their tax obligations. During times of emergency the Australian Tax Office offers additional support to small business in regards to their tax obligations. For further information about how the ATO works with and for small business, see Small Business: the big picture.

Recovery centre

During times of emergency, the Office of Emergency Management determines the need for and location of, Recovery Cerntres. The centres provide a one stop shop for affected residents, businesses and farmers to access recovery assistance from a range of agencies and organisations. For further information please see the Office of Emergency Management website

Government funding for businesses

Looking for grants or assistance to start or run your business? While the government generally doesn’t offer funding just to start a business, there may be other forms of assistance available to help you. Particularly when recovering from an emergency. For more information please see

After an emergency passes, you will want to get your business back on its feet as quickly as possible. Please see What to do after an emergency for helpful information, tips and templates.

Telstra disaster relief assistance

Do you need advice or help about your phone service after an emergency? For residents and businesses affected by the flooding and other emergencies, Telstra are available to discuss connection options and access to relief packages. For further information please see Telstra's website or phone 132 200.

Flood support for small business

The NSW Government provides practical support to businesses affected by storms and floods. For further information please see Flood Support for Small Businesses(PDF, 92KB)