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Find information on the Small Business Emergency Response Grant Program here.

Business Tasmania

Small Business Emergency Response Grant Program

The objective of this assistance measure, jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, is to assist with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of small businesses that have suffered direct damage as a direct result of the severe weather event on 13 and 14 October 2022.

The severe weather event significantly impacted parts of 17 municipalities across Northern Tasmania, primarily: Break O’Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Central Highlands, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Kentish, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and West Tamar.

Grants are provided to help pay for the costs of the clean-up and reinstatement of the small business. Grants are not available for the loss of revenue, wages or income. The maximum grant amount available is $25 000.

Primary Producers

Primary producers can apply for a separate grant program. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support Tasmanian primary producers impacted by the October flooding with clean-up and restoration activities. Find the details, guidelines and how to apply at For further information, contact FarmPoint 1300 292 292 or email

Note: Applicants are not eligible to apply for both a Primary Producer Emergency Response Grant as well as a Small Business Emergency Response Grant.


To ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to apply for a grant, no late applications will be accepted after the closing date and time.

For any extenuating circumstances that may prevent applicants meeting the deadline, applicants must contact Business Tasmania before the grant program closes to discuss further.

Applicants are advised to submit applications well before the closing date and time. This will allow time for applicants and assessors to raise any concerns with an application.



Program opens

11:00 am, 31 October 2022

Tier One closes

2:00pm, 8 December 2022

Tier Two closes

2:00pm, 27 April 2023

Applications assessed for eligibility

In order of receipt of application

Applicants notified

In order of assessment

How to apply

  1. Read the guidelines
  2. Read the FAQ
  3. Read the applicant checklist
  4. Submit your application via SmartyGrants