NSW floods – stay safe and access disaster assistance
29 March 2022
Members are advised that the Government has announced further disaster relief for businesses in highly impacted Local Government Areas of Lismore, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Tweed including:
grants of up to $10,000 for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have experienced a minimum 40 per cent decline in turnover in March 2022 due to the impacts of flooding. Please note that this is only available for businesses that did not receive the $50,000 Disaster Recovery Grant; and
financial assistance grants of up to $200,000 for medium-sized businesses, employing more than 20 and up to 200 employees that have been impacted by floods, to assist with clean-up, essential repairs and replacement not covered by insurance; and
up to $50 million for large businesses and major employers in key industries to provide immediate financial assistance in the Northern Rivers.
We encourage our members to check their eligibility for a range of disaster relief, click here:
The New South Wales Government has announced assistance for 45 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Click below to check your eligibility for grants and loans here, including disaster relief loans for small businesses, including a grant of up to $50,000 for small businesses that suffered direct damage as a result of the floods or call 1800 678 593.
We are all aware of the extraordinary rain bomb and flooding events taking place in the south of QLD, northern NSW and in Sydney, and the enormous hardship this has caused many of our members, their customers and the communities in which they trade.
On behalf of all members around Australia, MGA extends its best wishes to all affected members. Those members who have lost their businesses and their homes to this unprecedented rain bomb and flooding event – we wish you a speedy recovery back to some form of normality.
In life-threatening situations, please call 000 immediately.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. Check for flood warnings and NSW community advice on the SES website: SES WEBSITE
The New South Wales Government has declared over 70 local government areas (LGAs) as disaster areas.
Check your eligibility for grants and loans here, including disaster relief loans for small businesses: CLICK HERE or call 1800 678 593.
Additionally, if you would like to be advised when more financial support becomes available, you may fill out this form: CLICK FOR FORM
Should any members whose businesses are affected by these catastrophic events, and wish “back of house” support to manage their staffing and employment matters, don’t hesitate to call MGA TMA for assistance on 1800 888 479.
1 March 2022
The Federal and NSW Government has released a range of financial assistance for members in local government areas affected by the recent floods. Please click the button For more information