Other government information & assistance

Published 7 April 2020 | Updated 14 January 2021

A list of government services and agencies providing information, advice and services relating to coronavirus: 

Latest government updates on coronavirus

For the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia visit Australia.gov.au external-icon.png.

Health advice

  • Australian Government Department of Health external-icon.png – for the latest information on the virus, including requirements and conditions for isolation and quarantine periods and when testing should be sought.
  • Payments and services

    Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

  • Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – Services Australia external-icon.png – for information on a payment available to some workers in all six Australian states who need to self-isolate or quarantine due to a positive coronavirus case and don’t have paid sick leave.

State coronavirus hardship payments

Some Australian states are also providing hardship payments for certain workers who don’t have access to paid sick leave and can’t work because they are waiting for coronavirus test results. Go to:

Childcare

Redundancy and job seeking

  • I want a job external-icon.png on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website – information on employment programs and services that can help
  • Help for workers who have recently lost their job external-icon.png on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website – resources for workers who have been made redundant, including information about rights, entitlements and support services.
  • What employers want external-icon.png on JobActive – information about the kinds of things employers are looking for when hiring employees.

Business support

  • Business.gov.au external-icon.png – for information about financial assistance, eligibility and timing for new government support for Australian businesses.

Health and safety in the workplace

Tax and superannuation

  • Australian Taxation Office external-icon.png – for information on early access to superannuation, providing cash flow assistance for employers and other government measures relating to tax and superannuation.

Family and domestic violence support services

  • 1800 RESPECT external-icon.png – provides confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by family and domestic violence.

Mental health and wellbeing support services

Visa holders

Travel advice

Economic response

  • Australian Government Treasury external-icon.png department – for information on the Federal Government's economic response to coronavirus, including information on support for individuals, businesses and the economy.

Privacy and information

Public health unit advice

Online safety

  • Stay Smart Online external-icon.png – for information about COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails, including what to look out for and how to stay safe.

Western Australia state system

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