The Government's website with all the information is www.disasterassist.gov.au.
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment Emergency Assistance Hotline: 180 2266.
Small Business Support Line - 1800 777 275 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian Taxation Office has set-up a dedicated emergency support info line. Contact 1800 806 218.
QLD - Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
For businesses wanting to access DEEDI services. Go to www.business.qld.gov.au or contact 13 25 23.
Small Business Victoria: Contact 13 22 15, or go to business.vic.gov.au.
Tourism Queensland can offer assistant to QLD tourism businesses through their “Weather Proof Your Business - Focus on Recovery” workshops. Visit www.tq.com.au for more information.
You can download a business continuity plan template here and information on how to implement it on the Queensland Government's website for Business and Industry.
Note: The following businesses have made us aware of their services. We do not have first hand knowledge of their offering so are just publishing their details for your reference - these businesses are in no way being directly endorsed by Kochie's Business Builders:
www.cre8you.com are running government funded workshops on social media, cloud computing and getting online in places such a Bundaberg and Gympie.
www.Sumoseomarketing.com are running workshops on how to maximise social media for your business in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.
12th February 2011 in Rockhampton, there is a dinner where you can hear Peter Irvines, co-founder of Gloria Jeans, and share his disaster story. Go to www.rebuildcq.com for more information.
10xbusinesscoaching (www.10x.com.au) are offering Bunduburg , Maryborough, Hervey Bay business directly and indirectly affected by the floods, free flood recovery marketing sessions. Please call 1300 293 679 for more information.
Franchise Relationships Institute has put together a free support kit for franchisees dealing with business trauma. For more information go to: Franchise Relationships.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland are also offering complimentary 30 day memberships for flood affected businesses to allow them access to the employer assistance line and other services
CCIQ have also started a flood appeal for businesses who have been devastated by the floods and who are not eligible for funding or insurance. It is important to get these businesses back on their feet so that we protect Queensland families and their incomes.
For the latest information and advice for flood affected businesses, please contact the flood assistance page (cciq.com.au/floods) and flood assistance line 1300 548 044.