Information for your business in an emergency

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Victorian Floods October 2022

Our economic development team are reaching out to businesses to see how we can assist. If you would like a call, and we haven't reached you yet, please get in contact via

Yarra Ranges is one of 46 government areas currently deemed eligible for assistance under the Disaster Recovery Funding Agreement. The Flood Recovery Hotline 1800 560 760 is available for immediate help on clean up and temporary accommodation, and mental health and wellbeing.

Grants and Assistance

Small Business Flood Relief Program

 The program provides a one-off payment of $5000 to support immediate clean-up, safety inspections, repairs, hiring equipment and purchase of stock to get you back in business as quickly as possible. 

Apply via Business Victoria

Disaster Recovery Allowance

Up to 13 weeks payment to help eligible individuals losing income as a direct result of the Victorian Floods that started on 6 October 2022

Apply through Services Australia

Disaster Recovery Payment

Provides one-off financial assistance to eligible Australians adversely affected by the floods in Victoria.

Apply through Services Australia

Primary Producer Immediate Flood Relief Program

A support package is available for flood affected farmers

Apply through Agriculture Victoria

Support Services

Business Relief Advisers

Business relief advisers are available to provide free one-to-one support to help people navigate information and access assistance.  The Business Relief Service can be accessed via the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

The hotline operates seven days a week from 7.30am-7.30pm.

Partners In Wellbeing 

Partners in Wellbeing offer free, confidential one-on-one business advice and wellbeing support to Victorian small business owners.  Call 1300 375 330 or local business can contact a dedicated Yarra Ranges officer on 0459 465 011.

Food Safety in an Emergency

Floods can cause extensive structural damage that may compromise safety of the food handling environment. Floodwater can also be contaminated with sewage, agricultural and industrial waste, and other contaminants that can cause illness. There is a danger that any food, surfaces, and cooking utensils that have come into contact with floodwater maybe contaminated.


Helpful information

Business Continuity Plan 

A business continuity plan documents the steps you need to take after an emergency to get your business up and running as soon as possible. The quicker you can do this, the faster you can get cash flowing back into the business to fund wages and other overheads.

How to set up a Business Continuity Plan


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