Published 7 April 2020 | Updated 23 June 2022
A list of government services and agencies providing information, advice and services relating to coronavirus:
On this page:
- Latest government updates on coronavirus
- Check your COVID-19 restrictions
- COVID-19 vaccinations
- Financial support
- Redundancy and job seeking
- Health advice
- Health and safety in the workplace
- Family and domestic violence support services
- Mental health and wellbeing support services
- Western Australia state system
Latest government updates on coronavirus
For the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia visit Australia.gov.au .
Check your COVID-19 restrictions
Get up to date information about which restrictions apply in your state or territory from the list below:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Visit the Department of Health website – for information about when and how vaccinations are being rolled out, including information about priority groups (and industries) and phases for availability:
- Learn about COVID-19 vaccines
- Getting vaccinated for COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccination – Business kit – for resources to help promote COVID-19 vaccinations in your workplace.
COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme
The Australian Government is developing a claims scheme to compensate eligible people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information about the proposed scheme and to register your interest, go to Department of Health – COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme .
TGA arrangements to support businesses to communicate and incentivise COVID-19 vaccination
TGA – Communicating about COVID-19 vaccines – rules about implementing arrangements to enable Australian businesses to communicate and incentivise COVID-19 vaccinations.
Work health and safety
COVID-19 information for workplaces – for information about coronavirus vaccines and work health and safety.
Services Australia – for information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus.
If your business has been affected by coronavirus restrictions, you may be eligible for financial help from your state or territory government.
Check what's available in your state or territory at Business.gov.au – State and territory information, grants and assistance .
Redundancy and job seeking
- Help for workers who have recently lost their job 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 on jobactive – information about the kinds of things employers are looking for when hiring employees
- JobSeeker Payment on the Services Australia website – for information on receiving financial help if you are looking for work.
- jobactive for employers – help from the Australian Government for employers looking to hire new staff.
Australian Government Department of Health – for the latest information on the virus, including requirements and conditions for isolation and quarantine periods and when testing for COVID-19 should be sought.
Health and safety in the workplace
- Department of Health – information for employers on about coronavirus, who is most at risk in the workplace, and what to do to help stop it spreading
- your state or territory public health unit's website – for local coronavirus response activities and advice
- Safe Work Australia – for information and referrals about managing the risks of contracting coronavirus in the workplace
- your State or Territory workplace health and safety body – who can also assist with workers compensation enquiries
- Comcare (Commonwealth) – for Australian Government employees and for employees of organisations which self-insure under the scheme.
Family and domestic violence support services
1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service. If you or someone you know is experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic, family or sexual violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au.
Mental health and wellbeing support services
- Beyond Blue has a dedicated coronavirus website and a 24-hour phone counselling service to help Australians during coronavirus. The 24-hour counselling hotline has trained mental health professionals who provide free, one-on-one confidential sessions. You can call the hotline on 1800 512 348.
- Lifeline provides support to anyone experiencing a personal crisis. You can call them free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in Australia on 131 114.
- Head to Health by the Australian Government offers free online mental health resources from trusted mental health service providers. This includes digital tools and information on COVID-19 mental health issues, such as coping in lockdowns and dealing with isolation.
Western Australia state system
Some businesses in WA are not covered by the national system. Our Fair Work system page has information about who isn’t covered. Contact WA Labour Relations for detailed information for state system employers and employees on employment obligations and entitlements during coronavirus .