recovery resources




KI Tourism Food Wine and Beverage Association Position Statement - 25th March 2020


Due to COVID–19 and based on the Australian Government’s announcement that all non-essential travel should be cancelled, The Kangaroo Island Tourism Food Wine and Beverages Association strongly discourages visitors to Kangaroo Island at this time. 

This decision has not been made lightly and is temporary. We will be watching the advice from the government closely in the coming weeks and adjusting our message as necessary.

Kangaroo Island would like to stress what is most important right now is people’s health and safety and we strongly encourage that everyone follows the government advice to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous island when it is safe to do so and when we are in the best position to deliver you a fantastic holiday experience.


Commonwealth Government Application

The federal government over the weekend launched a new app and WhatsApp chat feature for keeping up to date with messaging coming out of Canberra on the COVID-19 outbreak.

It provides information and resources, and a trusted place of advice and information that you and your family and your business can use to understand the decisions and the information that is available to everybody about what is occurring with the coronavirus.

In addition to providing information and advice, the app also has a registration feature for self-isolation.

The app is available on both iOS and Android.  


Businesses Opened, Closed or Amended Operating

PDF of businesses opened, closed or amended offerings can be found here.

Detail has also been updated on the KI Map.


Business SA Information and Support

Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus Here


The Australian Taxation Office

ATO Emergency Support Infoline 1800 806 218


Business Council of Australia Factsheet

Consolidated fact sheed on supp available for both COVID19 and Bush fires Here


Department of Health Business Change of Operations Posters

Change of Hours Poster

Temporary Changes Poster

Temporary Closure Poster

Good hygene practices poster

Other Resources


South Australian Tourism Commission -

Consumer Information - Emergency Information

Corporate Information - Resources for Business - Includes support for Businesses/Operators and Individuals





Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO has announced that Facebook is investing $100 million to help 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries, in the form of cash grants to keep the lights on and pay staff who can’t come to work and/or ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Apply at: Applications will be taken in the coming weeks but in the meantime you can sign up for updates on the page.

Also check out their Business Resource page for other tips


Mental Health Resources

Some resources for Mental Health Support Here



Loss of Income Grant

If you were not directly affected by the fires in January, but recorded significant loss of Revenue in your business, you may be elidigble for the Small Business Grant of $10,000

Apply Here 


Department Human Services

Kangaroo Island Fire Recovery Centre

The types of information you can find here is:

  • Grants and Financial Assistance
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • CFS Updates
  • and lots of other areas where you can get assistance with issues

The recovery centre is open for people affected by the fires on Kangaroo Island.

Community Health Centre
12 Jubilee Avenue

Open 7.00 am to 7.00 pm every day.

You can contact Mike Williams, Local Recovery Coordinator on 0418 818 522, and also Jennifer Tretheway, Local Recovery Officer on 0427 594 220.


If you have an issue which is Recovery related, please let us know so that we can log it with the Recovery Centre



See the above DHS link above for a full list of Grants and Financial Assistance.

Summarised Grants list  with information can be found Here - updated 10 February2020


SA Export Accelerator Grant

The targeted round will support businesses recovery, reconnection with export markets, international commercial connections and achieving sustainable revenues and employment. An additional $200,000 has been secured for this special round. More inforamtion Here


Who you can leverage off

South Australian Tourism Commission 

#BookThemOut   Media Kit   


Use the signs by taking photos of you or your staff, post it on your social, get your customers to take photos with themselves and post on their own social media.

If you know of a Fundraising event - make sure you get it added as an Event to ATDW.  SATC are featuring Bushfire Events and Fundriasers to their website here.  Log into your ATDW to add the listings.


Tourism Australia


Media Release

FAQ document


Fresh FM

Giving A Little Love to businesses affected by the bushfires - $100,000 of sponsored advertising.  Complete their online form Here

Marketing Tips

Tourism Tribe


Workshop 7th February

Recovery Inforamtion 3 months free access to Tourism Tribe at the bottom of this page


HWR Kangaro Island Visitor Guide

A new Summer Edition is available in Digital Format Here

Downlaod the new Poster


Working with International Media

Guidelines Here


Australian Taxation Office

Tax Relief and assistance for people impacted by fires.  Information Here


Studio S2 Architects

Amy is very happy to have a no obligation conversation regarding rebuild or refurbishment.  Contact Amy via Email 



Business Rebuild and Sustainability Assistance


Wine Australia

Recovery of Vineyards after a Fire, including a case study and podcast.  Information Here


Asbestos Cleanup

Feeding native wildlife guidelines after natural disaster

Help with Insurance claims


Join the Kangaroo Island Fire Recovery Facebook Group 


INDUSTRY investors

CLICK HERE to send a message to the
Kangaroo Island Tourism Food Wine Beverage Association