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.
Supporting South Australian businesses affected by bushfire
The 2019/2020 bushfire season has had a devastating effect on people and businesses in South Australia.
Support services and financial assistance
Bushfire affected businesses can access a range of support services and financial assistance of up to $50,000.
Rebuilding your business
As you rebuild your business, it’s important to be aware of the risks you may face in the short and long term and plan how best to protect your business against them.
Access emergency planning resources below.
Protecting your business against risk
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
- 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.
Where to get emergency alerts
Emergency warnings and alerts are issued by different agencies. A comprehensive list of resources is available below.
Stay informed with the Alert SA mobile app
The Alert SA Mobile App provides timely, relevant bushfire information to the South Australian community for the 2019-2020 bushfire season.
Download the app
Emergency planning template and guide
Prepare an emergency management plan using a planning template and guide.