Bushfire Business Grants and Loans

​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government has announced new grant programs to support local businesses affected by bushfires.
Bushfire Business Disruption Grants 
  • 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.
  • Up to $2,000 is available for each eligible small business to assist in business recovery.  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 - available soon
  • To assist with the longer-term recovery, Bushfire Business Recovery Grants will soon be available for small to medium sized enterprises.
  • Grants of up to $25,000 will be available to help cover demonstrated irrecoverable losses.

Concessional Business Recovery Loan Scheme - soon to be established
  • The soon to be established 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 will be available over a maximum term of five years.
To find out when the Recovery Grant and Loan Scheme open please contact Business Tasmania​ on 1800 440 026 or follow Business Tasmania on Facebo​​ok @BusinessTasmania or Twitter @BusinessTas​.

Transport Subsidies​ 
  • Available to eligible farmers and primary producers that have suffered asset damage as a result of the bushfires.
  • ​A subsidy of up to 50% of the total freight cost (maximum $15,000) per farm enterprise is available.​

Tasmanian Community Assistance
​In addition to the above grants and loan scheme, a range of financial assistance measures have already been activated.  Please​ refer to the TasAlert Financial Assistance​ page.


AgriGrowth Tasmania Liaison Officers
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: +61367772233
Email: Agrigrowth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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