Brisbane Flood Business Support and Resources

Brisbane Business Hub is open to support Brisbane’s business community during this challenging time. Access a range of free resources and workshops designed to support you over the coming weeks.

The following resources and articles are available to Brisbane small businesses. If you need more guidance, please phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 or the Brisbane City Council’s Business Hotline on 133 263.

FLOOD SPECIFIC SUPPORT 

Brisbane City Council Support

Brisbane City Council has released a range of flood relief resources for businesses including rate relief and the Community Facility Disaster Relief Payment program.

Rural Financial Australian Government and Queensland State Government Support

Financial support has been made available for flood-affected small businesses, farmers, not-for-profit organisations, and sporting and community clubs. Grants of up to $75,000 are available for businesses to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process.

Australian Government Disaster Relief Payments

A lump sum payment to support significantly impacted individuals affected by the recent floods. Adults are eligible for a $1,000 lump sum payment.

The Queensland Small Business Hardship Appeal

Small businesses experiencing hardship can contact the Queensland Small Business Commissioner’s office to be connected with our Small Business Hardship Appeal partners on 1300 312 344.

FINANCE Support

National Debt Helpline

A not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. 

Rural Financial Counselling Service (Southern Queensland)

Free financial counselling for primary producers and small business owners in southern Queensland.

Xero Business Loans

Xero has partnered with financial institutions to streamline the process of applying for finance. You can share your data in Xero securely with leading lenders to get a quicker decision on your business finance application. 

General Support

Brisbane City Council

Resources and opportunities for Brisbane businesses.

Advice and support

Small business assistance including resources, services, tools and support. 

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Resources to help small businesses to start, grow and employ through grants and support programs.

Small Business events

A calendar list of events that provide advice and assistance to businesses.

Mentoring for Growth program

Offers eligible businesses free access to a volunteer directory of business owners who can provide expert knowledge. 

TAFE information for small business

Small business solutions delivered through workshops and one-on-one mentoring. 

Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

Apply for a business scholarship or mentoring placement to expand your business skills and capabilities.

Grants Available

Queensland Government Grants Finder

Find Queensland Government grants and assistance that may help you.

Australian Government grants and programs tool

Helps you to find grants, funding and support programs from across Australian, state, territory government grants.

GrantConnect

Find the Australian Government’s current grant opportunity listings.

Business grants and assistance

Learn more about business grants and assistance in Queensland. Read how to find grants and apply for grant funding. 

Small business grants schedule

Lists current and upcoming Queensland grant programs.

Business Growth Fund Program

This grant targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. 

Grants innovation

For businesses that are unable to fund their own ideas, a range of grants and financial assistance is available to support innovation. An easy way to find suitable grants is to use a grants directory. This page has a list of grant directories for innovation funding.

Grants and funding for tourism businesses

This page provides information on the range of assistance programs available to the tourism industry.

Advance Queensland small business support 

A list of Advance Queensland programs and funds for small businesses.

Mental Health Support

Find a mental health service

This list provides services for confidential, non-judgemental support. If you need help now please call Triple Zero (000) or go to a hospital if you are in immediate danger.

New Access by Beyond Blue

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need.

Black Dog Institute

Tips and information on how to make your business or workplace mentally healthy

Heads up

Provides a range of resources, information and advice, including help to create an tailored action plan for your business.

R U OK?

Mental health resources, including a mental health handbook specifically for small business owners.

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