Business flood recovery

Brisbane City Council is committed to supporting businesses to recover from flood impacts. Find out about clean up considerations, temporary workspace, financial assistance, advice for specific types of business and other resources.

Clean-up considerations

When you return to your premises to safely get your business up and running again, make sure to consider:

  • Personal safety - WorkSafe Queensland advice for workers involved with flood recovery
  • Insurance - Take photos of damages including equipment, furniture, furnishings, floor coverings, appliances etc before removing them from your business premises.
  • Electrical and power safety
  • Gas safety - Queensland Government information on gas safety following a flood
  • Asbestos - Queensland Government information on asbestos safety following a flood
  • Food safety - Queensland Government information on food safety following a flood
  • Waste services – Businesses can take flood damaged goods to their closest resource recovery centre free of charge

Temporary workspaces

If you or your staff need to access space to work on a temporary basis, you can consider the following:

Financial assistance

Council has compiled the following list of financial assistance available to businesses to support flood recovery:

Advice by business type

Find information and advice, specific to your business type:

Other resources

Flood legal help by Legal Aid Queensland 

Legal Aid Queensland provides Natural Disaster Legal Help as well as useful factsheets:

Human Resources (HR) and export help by Business Chamber Queensland

Business Chamber Queensland’s HR and export helplines are available for free to support affected businesses as well as Leave entitlement advice.

Small Business Commissioner  

The Queensland Government Small Business Commissioner can provide assistance and advocacy

Mental health support by Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides Free and confidential mental health support for small business owners and advice on Natural Disasters and your mental health.

Business recovery factsheets

Council has compiled factsheets to assist businesses in the recovery from the recent weather event, including returning to your business premises and support services:

More information

To find out more about Council’s support for business flood recovery or report any flood related issues, phone Council’s Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263) which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last updated: 7 September 2023
Topics: severe event

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