What steps does my business need to take immediately following the bushfire?

January 22, 2020

The following information relates to business issues only. For bushfire recovery assistance please contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.

According to CPA Australia’s Disaster Recovery Toolkit, the following steps should be considered immediately following the bushfire.

  1. Overall damage assessment
  2. Contact your insurance company and discuss your damage assessment, level of covert and processing time
  3. Contact all staff and establish their position
  4. Contact key customers and suppliers and let them know about the situation
  5. Make a list of key equipment, stock and other activities
  6. If required, look for alternative temporary business premises
  7. Contact government agencies for support
  8. Review your business records

This is an excerpt from CPA Australia’s Disaster Recovery Toolkit, for more information, download the toolkit below.

About RE:NSW

In response to both the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent bushfire disaster, there are a range of resources being distributed by a variety of local, state and national organisations. Destination Southern NSW and Destination Sydney Surrounds South are gathering this information together on RE:NSW to assist tourism operators to respond, recover and renew their businesses and local tourism region during and after the impact of these events.