Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

With the recent bushfires sweeping across the country, many of our members and their families are being or have been affected by the bushfire crisis. Authorities have warned that the fire situation may worsen with the predicted weather conditions, and ICB has received numerous requests for information on where to offer support and also seek assistance from our Members.

As bookkeepers, how can we best support our clients that have been affected by the fires?
What resources and support are out there for ICB Members who have been personally affected?
How can our members help to support each other?

ICB Bookkeepers helping each other:

ICB encourages our members to reach out if they need any extra bookkeeping support or assistance (or would like to offer fellow members support) via your Network Meetings or the ICB Discussion & Support facebook group.

Members who are personally affected by the bushfires can reach out to ICB Member Services on 1300 85 61 81 or via email to, where our team will be only too happy to support and assist with anything we can.

Businesses can contact the Small Business Bushfire Financial Support Line (established by Government) on 1800 413 828.

Bookkeepers Responding to Bushfires - ICB resource on your approach

Bookkeepers helping each other


  • Be safe
  • Cashflow
  • Assessing and Re-connecting a Business
  • Re-establishing a business
  • Is there an opportunity to change the way we do things - go digitial
  • Compliance - a plan to lodge and pay
  • What to do about Lost Records

The State of Play

  • ATO:  Lodgement and Payments - deferrals
  • Superannuation
  • Employees
  • TPB Agent Registrations
  • Government response - Support through Grants and low interest long term loans

Resources (links to references and resources)

  • Emotional Support
  • Financial Support
  • Legal Advice
  • Other
  • Donations


Read ICB’s full bushfire resource here.

  • 17th January, 2020