Information and Support for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Australian Government

Department of Health
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Find out how we are monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. We also report the latest official medical advice and case numbers. P: 1800 020 080

Business.gov.au
Coronavirus information and support for business

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses. We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.

 

What support is available to you?

 

Government assistance

 

Business information

 

The Treasury

The Government’s economic response targets three areas:

Resources / Fact Sheets: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/resources

 

Export Finance

Australian exporters impacted by the COVID-19 crisis will now have access to business-saving loans between $250,000 and $50 million under a new $500 million capital facility to be administered by Export Finance Australia. The new COVID-19 Export Capital Facility will target loans to established and previously profitable exporters who, due to COVID-19, are unable to gain finance from commercial sources. https://www.exportfinance.gov.au/covid19

 

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

https://www.austrade.gov.au/news/news/novel-coronavirus

Exporters are advised to keep abreast of the situation in various locations by using the link above, relying on trusted partners in local markets, or by contacting Austrade on 13 28 78 and following the prompts for ‘Export enquiries’ (within Australia).

We recommend that you:

  • Stay in contact with your customers and partners; communicate on a regular basis as far as possible. Be aware there is a likelihood that the customer’s business is being heavily impacted as well.
  • Stay in touch with your peak industry body.
  • Be aware that many events are being cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Prepare a plan for when the pandemic effects ease so you can scale up delivery and promotion of your product or service.
  • Note the latest Australian Government Travel Advice and travel restrictions in place, which are there for your safety.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Department of Home Affairs

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

Current Alerts

  • COVID-19 and The Australian Border
  • Travelling from Overseas
  • Exemptions to travel restrictions
  • Visa holders in Australia
  • Complying with visa conditions
  • Special arrangements for students who are in Australia – Information about working in Australia
  • Education providers – Information about deferrals, extensions and what to tell students
  • Bridging visa holders
  • Cruise ship passengers – See what you can and must do
  • Cruise ship industry – See details of the restriction on arrivals
  • Airline staff- See what you can and must do

 

Services Australia

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19

Information and services to help individuals affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or looking for more details.

  • Carers
  • Families
  • Job Seekers
  • Older Australians
  • People with disability
  • Students and trainees


Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/travelling/to-australia/advice-to-travellers/human-health/coronavirus

 


NSW Government

 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates

https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for community and businesses in New South Wales.

 

Businesses and employees

https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employees

Employee rights and workplace responsibilities to help manage the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

 

Fair Trading

https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs-consumer-and-business-rights

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs on consumer and business rights

 

NSW Health

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-professionals.aspx

  • Update for health professionals
  • Advice for health sector

 

SafeWork NSW

https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/diseases/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-guidance-for-nsw-workplaces

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for NSW workplaces

 

Service NSW

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/driver-testing-and-covid-19

Driver testing and COVID-19