Help for small businesses to get back on their feet after the bushfires

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17 June 2020

Small business Machinery of Government (MoG) changes 2021

This content is under review. The small business function transferred to Treasury as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 15 April 2021 with effect from 15 April 2021.


The Australian Government is providing help for small businesses to get back on their feet after the recent bushfires.

As part of its Strengthening Business initiative, the Government is deploying business facilitators to fire-affected regions across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

This is a free service. Business facilitators have proven skills and experience in helping small businesses to:

  • rebuild and grow
  • pivot
  • diversify
  • use existing skills and knowledge to start something new

The initiative is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthening businesses affected by the Black Summer bushfires, and the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis. It provides tailored assistance for small-to-medium sized businesses.

Our department’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme delivers the Strengthening Business initiative.

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