We know many local businesses and industry are hurting as a result of the recent floods and want to help you connect with the support that will help you get back on your feet.
This page provides a range of options for you to consider. If you don’t know where to start, please visit one of our Flood Outreach Centres. There you will find representatives from a range of government and non-government agencies to help you with everything from grants to mental health support.
Service NSW have also provided a detailed business support fact sheet. Click here to view the factsheet175KB pdf(PDF, 175KB), or read on below.
Service Australia and Resilience NSW have announced financial assistance for individuals and businesses impacted by the floods.
- Disaster Recovery Payment – $1000 per adult and $400 per child if your home has been severely damaged or destroyed, or you've been seriously injured
- Disaster Recovery Allowance – short-term income assistance (up to 13 weeks) if you've lost income as a direct result of the floods
- Disaster relief grant - up to $50,000 for small business and up to $75,000 for primary producers directly impacted by the floods
Visit Special Disaster Grants - Floods web page for further details or call 13 77 88.
Local business support for our region
Get NSW government help with your business. Request a call back for flood and storm support using the Business Concierge service.
Immediate relief measures are available to affected businesses. Visit business.gov.au for details.
If your business or home office has been impacted by the floods, co-working space is available:
If you are looking for 1:1 advice and support for your specific business needs including developing disaster recovery plans, explore:
Free practical business advice service with trained and experienced Business Advisors to assist at all stages of businesses including recovery.
Small Business Financial Counsellors - Rural Financial Counselling Services NSW
Free, confidential service available to sole traders and small business owners
Lost and found livestock
If you need assistance with food for your livestock, contact Local Land Services on 1800 814 647.
Flood damage assessment reporting
All primary producers including apiarists, commercial fishers and aquaculturalists are encouraged to report flood-related damage including stock and fodder losses, damage to crops, pastures, fencing and other farm infrastructure through the Natural Disaster Damage Survey.
This will ensure we understand the severity and regional distribution of the damage and can target resources and assistance in the appropriate areas.
Flood recovery of Oyster Industry equipment
If you come across any oyster growing equipment, please return it (if possible) to one of the following locations:
- Oxley Oval car park, Port Macquarie
- PMHC Depot on Koala St, Port Macquarie
- Vince Inmon Oval car park, Laurieton
If you are unable to transport equipment to these locations, contact the Oyster Industry Extension Officer Andy Myers on 0488 656 366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Macquarie Hastings Flood Outreach Centres
Drop into the Port Macquarie or Laurieton flood outreach centres to speak with someone around what support is available to impacted residents and businesses or call our hotline on ☎️ 6581 8444.
This page was last updated on: 04 May 2021