Protect your business

Your business is the basis of your financial security and the future security of your family. It may also play a valuable role in your community.

It’s important to be aware of the risks you may face in the short term or longer term, and plan how best to protect your business against them.

Businesses can be affected by risks in several categories, including:
  • emergencies and natural disasters such as fires and floods
  • equipment and technology failure
  • power failure
  • crime
  • staffing issues
  • your health or other personal issues
  • changing market conditions
  • debt recovery
  • disputes and other legal issues.

You can protect your business by preparing a plan that identifies and assesses the impact of specific risks on your business and details how you will manage them. The plan will also identify the relevant types and levels of insurance you should have.

Consideration for energy efficiency within your business to manage the amount of power and water used and how much waste is produced will have an impact on your energy costs.

Get Help

Get help in an emergency or disaster situation.

  • For life-threatening emergencies call 000 to contact Police, Fire and Ambulance services
  • For non-urgent police assistance call 131 444
  • For State Emergency Services call 132 500 for assistance during flood and storm situations

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Templates, guides and checklists

Go to business.gov.au website for templates, guides and checklists to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency situations