Visit our COVID-19 page for information and advice on the assistance available for NSW residents and businesses.

Buy Regional

Buy Regional is a campaign encouraging people to consider buying from regional businesses in bushfire impacted communities. If you'd like your business to be promoted on their website, email buyregional@dpc.nsw.gov.au.

Community events grant

One-off grants of $10,000 (excl. GST) are available through Destination NSW’s 2020 Micro Event Fund. The grants are for community-based events in regional NSW areas impacted by bushfire activity or drought conditions.

To be eligible, events must have a total expenditure budget of approximately $75,000 (excl. GST) or less, and be held between 1 May and 31 December 2020.

To check full eligibility criteria and to apply, visit Destination NSW.

Destination NSW 

If you operate a tourism business such as a bar, café or restaurant, you can register it on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse website. Once you've registered, a listing will be created and made available to over 250 tourism websites.

Facebook

For small businesses affected by the bushfires, Facebook is offering:  

  • Facebook business page coaching and advice 

  • one-on-one business consultation with a Facebook Small Business Support Specialist 

  • a $200 advertising coupon to help attract more customers.

Visit Facebook to apply for support.  

A Support Specialist will then contact you to understand your business challenges and offer guidance and assistance.

Facebook is also running free face-to-face workshops in online marketing in affected areas. For more information visit Facebook and select 'Events'.

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The FRRR and the Pratt Foundation are providing a fund to support people in the Snowy Valleys Council region.

The Visy Tumut Region Recovery Fund is to help local, eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups to deliver projects and activities that will support the region in its bushfire recovery. Visit FRRR to check eligibility and to apply.

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants


The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program is providing $10 million to support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions in fire- affected regions. The aim of the program is to help with recovery efforts and encourage international and domestic visitors to come back to the regions.

The program has 2 funding streams. Stream 1 supports smaller-scale events and stream 2 supports larger events and/or other visitor attractions such as art installations and tourist walks.

The grants are available for eligible local government organisations and regional tourism organisations in bushfire affected areas.

Applicants will be invited to apply by Austrade.

For more information visit Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants