Help in your language during coronavirus

Published 22 July 2020 | Updated 21 September 2020

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

The Australian Government has introduced a Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for some workers during coronavirus. It is available to eligible workers in all six Australian states. The payment is available to workers who:

  • don’t have paid sick leave and can’t earn an income because they have to self-isolate or quarantine due to a positive coronavirus case, or
  • are caring for someone with coronavirus.

For more information about the payment, eligibility requirements and how to claim it, visit Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment external-icon.png on Services Australia's website.

Victorian Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment

Some Victorian workers may also be eligible for a Victorian Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment from the Victorian Government. Learn more at Victoria – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment external-icon.png.

We have in-language resources to help you understand your rights and responsibilities at work during the coronavirus outbreak.

We encourage employees and employers to work together to find solutions that suit their individual workplaces and circumstances.

Your rights and obligations in your language

You can read information on our website in your language using our website translator. Choose your language from the menu at the top of the page to translate the information.

Translated information about workplace laws is also available in our Language help section.

Financial and other support from the government

If your workplace is affected by the impacts of coronavirus you might be able to apply for financial and other support from the government.

More information:

Contact information

If you have an urgent enquiry about your workplace obligations or entitlements, please contact us on 13 13 94 and select the prompt for the coronavirus hotline. You can also submit an enquiry online through My account.

If you or someone you know needs an interpreter when contacting us, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50. Tell the operator the language you speak and ask them to call the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94.

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing higher than normal wait times due to an increase in coronavirus related enquiries.

Know a workplace that isn’t doing the right thing but don’t want to get involved? Report it to us anonymously - in your language.

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