Businesses may be impacted in multiple ways from emergencies such as bushfires, extreme weather events and floods. This could include direct impact on business premises and assets, impact on employees, suppliers, customers and other key stakeholders, and environmental issues such as heat and smoke which may increase workplace health and safety risks. 

Ai Group has assembled a range of resources to assist members plan for and respond to emergencies and connect to available support. 

Queensland disasters

The Queensland Government has set up financial assistance for small businesses and primary producers in the wake of Cyclone Jasper and the SEQ storms. More information here

Business Recovery Advisory Service - Victoria

Expert guidance and tailored support to small businesses affected by the 2022 Victorian floods.

Need help?

The Workplace Advice Line is Ai Group’s national telephone advisory service for all your on the spot workplace related questions.

Call the Workplace Advice Line

1300 55 66 77 and press option 1
(Overseas: +61 3 9867 0100). Email:

Weekdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm

(Australian Eastern Daylight/Standard Time)

Ai Group State Heads

Ai Group State Heads are connected to their respective Governments, including during times of emergency.

New South Wales

Helen Waldron
Head of Member Relations
Head - NSW
0419 346 714


Dean Deighton
Acting Head - Queensland
0475 773 659

South Australia

Estha van der Linden
Head - South Australia


Timothy Piper
Head – Victoria
0411 430 301

Western Australia

Kristian Stratton
Head - Western Australia
0407 611 807

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