Supporting Australians Affected by Bushfires

Similarly to all Australians, the O’Brien team are feeling saddened by the devastation of the bushfires that have ravaged Australia in the past few months. Those impacted, both personally and in business, along with the dedicated volunteers and emergency services, are in our thoughts.

We are here to help

First and foremost, if you have been affected by the bushfires, please reach out to us if you need assistance. You may be eligible for emergency grants, loan repayment deferrals, tax lodgement extension or other emergency assistance. As always, we are here to help our clients in any way we can.

For small businesses impacted by natural disasters the following checklist may be valuable in helping you manage some practical aspects of recovery.

Small Business Natural Disaster Checklist

Other sources of assistance

Australian Government disaster recovery

Business Victoria bushfire recovery

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry emergency assistance

ATO deferrals

Australian Banking Association financial hardship assistance


To those not impacted but seeking a way to help, it has been widely reported the best way for those who are able to help is to contribute monetary donations. We invite you to join us in supporting our Australian community by donating to the following organisations:

VIC Country Fire Service Donate to the Victorian Bushfire Relief appeal

NSW Rural Fire Service Donate to the NSW Rural Fire Service

Red Cross Australia Donate to Red Cross Australia’s Disaster Relief and Recovery

The Salvation Army Donate to The Salvation Army disaster appeal

WIRES Donate to WIRES wildlife rescue

Whether you wish to show your support to those impacted, the volunteers or wildlife, every little bit helps. Charitable donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Get in touch

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help.