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Emergency readiness forum for local businesses

27 August 2019

Get Ready Sapphire Coast emergency preparedness logoDisasters have destroyed or significantly disrupted several businesses in the Bega Valley Shire in the past 18 months. Protect your business and livelihood and make sure you're prepared!

Get Ready Sapphire Coast is a free forum to be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019 from 12.30pm at the Bega Civic Centre. 

Aimed at business owners, managers and senior staff, the forum will provide you with the latest tools and useful resources to help your prepare your business for emergencies. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your business preparedness with local, trusted specialists in emergency preparedness. 

Topics will include: 

  • latest forecasts and information for fire/flood/storm/tsunami
  • risk transfer to insurance and business interruption insurance cover
  • details about the new Crisis Information Hub for the Sapphire Coast
  • how to protect your valuable documents 
  • how to 'work from anywhere' 
  • learning from others who have experienced disaster
  • who and where you can turn to for assistance in an emergency
  • preparedness and recovery.

Full program

Participating Businesses/Agencies

  • NSW Small Business Commission
  • Office of Emergency Management NSW
  • Rural Fire Service of NSW
  • State Emergency Service NSW
  • Fire & Rescue NSW
  • Service NSW
  • Bega Valley Shire Council
  • Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing
  • Tathra & Merimbula Chambers of Commerce
  • MGA Insurance
  • Working from Anywhere
  • Small Business Advisor
  • Tathra Business Operator

Bookings are essential and can be made at

More information about the Get Ready initiative is available at

This forum is funded by a Commonwealth and NSW Government grant under the Community Resilience Innovation Program, as part of the Tathra-Sapphire Coast Tourism Resilience Project.


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