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Bushfire support

Get recovery assistance, help to pay and support for small businesses during bushfire.

Last updated 5 December 2023

Our support

If you've been affected by a bushfire and are struggling to meet your tax or super obligations, we have a range of support options available to help you.

You can also phone our Emergency support line on 1800 806 218 to see what support is available in your circumstances.

Help to pay

In certain circumstances we may automatically defer payments for people and businesses in affected bushfire postcodes.

We can also help to reconstruct your tax records to access government payments.

Recovery assistance

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) may be available if you have been affected by bushfires. For information about payments and support available in a disaster, see Disaster support from other agencies.

If you've received a payment and need to find out how to include it in your tax return, see Disaster assistance payments and your tax.

Support for small business

If your tax circumstances have changed because of bushfires, you can:

  • change your GST reporting cycle to monthly reporting and payment
  • vary your PAYG instalments.

Find out more about how we can support your small business.