COVID-19 (Coronavirus)​ Official Information and Advice

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19 Regional Development Australia Far West is endeavouring to monitor information supplied by the Federal, State and Local Government and provide the latest information on this page.

Federal Government

Australian Government

This site is regularly updated to give the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Financial Assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Department of Health

This page is updated daily by the Department of Health and contains up-to-date information and fact sheets on how to prevent the spread of the virus

The Treasury 

The Treasury has released information about the Australian Government’s package of support measures for businesses. This includes measures relating to:

Business Liaison Unit

The Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit has been created in Treasury to build on existing efforts to support confidence, employment and business continuity

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

This page will help students, parents and education providers, as well as job seekers.

The Jobs Hub helps find advertised vacancies and offers connections to employers with multiple job opportunities, Australian Government jobs and searching jobs by locations.

Information for early childhood education and care providers and services on Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package payments from 6 April 2020.

Services Australia

Temporary Employment Register

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Register to capture expressions of interests from Australian based manufacturers looking to assist with supply of goods, services or knowledge in tackling the current COVID-19 outbreak.


This site provides updates on markets and logistics, and links through to the Government’s extensive business support program

Fair Work Ombudsman 

Rights and responsibilities at work during the Coronavirus outbreak.


The Australian Government’s economic response to coronavirus

The Prime Minister of Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia’s official media release page.

Department of Home Affairs

Australian Government COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and information for visa holders

Changes to Temporary Visa Holder Arrangements

NSW Government

NSW Health

This page provides information, advice and resources

NSW Government

Information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for community and businesses in New South Wales.

NSW Food Authority

Food Businesses & COVID-19 information

SafeWork NSW

Information and advice on COVID-19 for businesses in NSW.

Small Business Commissioner

information including employer obligations, business continuity, financial support, cashflow problems, consumer rights

Fair Trading

FAQs on consumer and business rights

Service NSW

Small Business Support Fund

$10,000 grants to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling COVID-19

World Health Organization 

Coronavirus information for the public


Community Outreach UK

An article about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Outreach UK have created these educational guides to assist increase awareness and understanding of all aspects of coping with the stress of bereavement and the lockdown. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many who live with depression are struggling to stay afloat during self or mandated isolation.

The aim is that this resource can be one of many stepping stones for those struggling and their loved ones to better understand their situation and lead them to find a supportive and safe environment, especially during these times.

Check out the guide and use it as an additional resource – or share with a friend.