Other government information and assistance

Published 7 April 2020 | Updated 17 February 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.

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Payments and services

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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
  • JobSeeker Payment external-icon.png on the Services Australia website – for information on receiving financial help if you are looking for work.

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Business support

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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Health and safety in the workplace

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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.

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Mental health and wellbeing support services

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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.

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Western Australia state system

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