This is a photo of a CBD sign almost completely submerged in a flood.
If your business was shut for a month or more, how would that impact you, your staff and their livelihoods?

Preparing for disasters is as important to successful business outcomes as making an annual business plan. 

Taking steps now to prepare against disaster is smart business. It can mean the difference between re-opening two days or two months after an event, or not at all. 

You think it will never happen to your business. Until it does. Are you ready?


Get Ready Business 

The frequency and severity of natural disasters is increasing in Australia, meaning that there will be more floods, more storms, more bush fires and more heat waves. 

For businesses, it’s not just about the immediate damage but the flow-on impacts such as power outages and transport and communication interruptions. Following a disaster, it can take months to get your business back up and running.

This free toolkit has been developed in conjunction with NSW Treasury, the NSW Small Business Commission and Resilience NSW to help you get your business ready for disasters in five simple steps.

Download the free toolkit here:

The NSW SES also has an Emergency Business Continuity Plan to help you create your plans.

Get Back to Business

After a disaster, the process of recovery can seem overwhelming, particularly when you don’t have a plan.

The NSW Small Business Commission has prepared a guide to recovery from disaster to help. 

This guide contains five phases of disaster recovery you would generally expect - from the moment the disaster has hit, to the actions you could take over the days, weeks and months ahead.

There are action checklists, case studies of lessons learnt and a directory of links and resources. 

Additional resources