Bushfire recovery

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Last updated on May 1, 2019

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.

The Bushfire Business Disruption Grant opened on 21 February and closed for new applications on 22 March 2019.

The Bushfire Business Recovery Grant opened on 1 March and closed for new applications on 31 March 2019.

The Concessional Business Recovery Loan Scheme opened on 1 March and closed for new applications on 30 April 2019

Economic and Community Recovery Grants

The Tasmanian Government is providing grants to eligible organisations as part of an Economic and Community Recovery Initiative. This initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Grants may be provided under the program for projects and initiatives that will assist the communities most affected by the 2019 bushfires.

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

Economic and Community Recovery Grants Guidelines

Application forms can be found on the TasAlert webpage

Applications close on Friday 7 June 2019.

For any questions about the grants process, eligibility, or for assistance with completing an application form, please contact the Bushfire Recovery Taskforce, Department of Premier and Cabinet by phoning 1800 567 567 or emailing recovery@dpac.tas.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