Coronavirus Support

The Australian Government has acted to support households and businesses to address the significant economic impact of the spread of the Coronavirus.

Please see RDA WBB Important Information Regarding Coronavirus for the latest restrictions and a breakdown of the Federal Government Economic Stimulus Package. support line: 13 28 46
Statements from the Prime Minister

Media Statement by the Prime Minister 25 March 2020
- Ban on oversease travel and additional business closures

Media Statement by the Prime Minister 25 March 2020
- Suspension of elective surgery 

Media Statement by the Prime Minister 25 March 2020
- Establishment of a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Media statement by the Prime Minister 22 March 2020
- Social gathering and schools

Media statement by the Prime Minister 22 March 2020 
- Second stage of stimulus including support for households and assistance for businesses including regulatory protection and financial support


For business, here is a list of sites that could be helpful:

Financial Assistance and Grants Available 

Federal Government - Economic Response to the Coronavirus - The Government’s economic response

Federal Government subsidies to help cash flow - support for businesses to manage cash flow challenges and help retain their employees 

Federal Government assistance to businesses - information and support for business

State Government support - Queensland small business support

Market diversification and resilience grants - for Queensland agriculture, food and fishing exporters and their critical supply chain partners

Equipment purchase grants - for new equipment purchases to support agriculture, food and fisheries directly impacted

Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans - QRIDA provide a new $500 million loan facility


General Advice

Queensland Health Information - current health status and advice for Queenslanders

Advice for travellers - restrictions for overseas travel

Great video on how to protect from Coronavirus - renowned doctor shares essential facts

Coronavirus health resources - a collection of resources for the general public and industry 

Coronavirus information for employers - information for employers 

What Australia's $189bn coronavirus economic rescue package means for you - Understanding the packages

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