COVID-19 Resources

Freight Forwarders and service providers have been appointed to provide freight services on key export routes under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism.
Check here for a list of valuable and up-to-date resources in reference to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A collection of organic and agricultural resources and information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.


National Cabinet will trial a pre-travel quarantine pilot for Pacific Workers, which will expand the available labour options for farmers.
There are 22,000 pacific workers that have been pre-vetted, are ‘work-ready’ and are on standby to deploy onto Australian farms but are awaiting approvals by state governments.
The Australian Government has welcomed the NSW, VIC, SA, NT and the ACT governments’ decision to adopt a National Agricultural Workers Code that will ensure Australian farmers can keep feeding and clothing us while also protecting the health of all communities.
Minister David Littleproud is urging state Premiers to inject themselves into serious cross border issues that unaddressed could impact the cost of living for regional Australians.
Learn more about the Stage 4 'Stay at Home' restrictions announced for Victorian industries.
Freight Forwarders and service providers have been appointed to provide freight services on key export routes under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism.
The latest IFAM freight capacity updates includes flights to LA, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
As of Wednesday, 8 July 2020 permits will be required by any person living in Victoria seeking to cross the border into NSW. Permits will be issued by Service NSW.
The IFAM is supporting new outbound flights to Hong Kong, departing from Adelaide and Toowoomba. These flights are rebuilding key routes to a major market for Agricultural producers.
The Australian Government has extended the delivery date for the National Agricultural Workforce Strategy to the end of October 2020 and the closing date for submissions from 1 June to 3 August 2020.
The Australian Government is committed to increasing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards, while minimising the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud is pleased to see strong international support at the G20 to investigate Wildlife Wet Markets as part of the broader review of COVID-19.
The federal, state and territory agricultural ministers have moved to reassure and reiterate to Australians that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food.
Regional agricultural show societies across Australia will share in $20 million worth of grants to renew ageing show grounds through the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program.
“Eat seafood, Australia!” is the catch-cry of the Australian seafood industry as it asks the community to rally together to support the industry during the coronavirus crisis.
The Australian Chief Veterinary Officer as President of the World Organisation for Animal Health, is seeking a united approach from OIE member countries to deliver global reforms on wildlife markets.
Due to growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is extending its service hours.
Due to growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is extending its service hours.
The latest report by ABARES has confirmed Australia has one of the most secure food supplies in the world and is not at risk because of COVID-19.
Australian exporters impacted by the COVID-19 crisis will now have access to business-saving loans between $250,000 and $50 million under a new $500 million capital facility to be administered by Export Finance Australia.
Australian Government funding of $2 million will improve farmer access to priority agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals to safely and effectively treat pests, diseases and weeds.
The first trial shipment of Australian persimmons to Thailand has been a success with the fruit selling out shortly after arrival.
State, Territory and Federal Agriculture Ministers discussed the issue of visa workers and reported how they will meet the principles set by the National Cabinet last week.
Qantas & Virgin Australia are offering air freight capacity on repatriation international passenger services to some major cities.
Read our tips on how to talk to your children about COVID-19 and help to comfort them during this time.
AusIndustry are providing a series of free webinars in partnership with a range of leading organisations to support businesses through COVID-19.
The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during COVID-19.
Minister David Littleproud has welcomed the Federal Government's Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package.
A new $110 million initiative will back Australia's agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export produce into key overseas markets.
The Australian Government has launched 'Jobs Hub' to support Australian businesses and jobseekers affected by COVID-19.
David Littleproud has welcomed the decision by the government to provide subsidies to Australian businesses to keep our nation's workers employed.
The Government has announced a $170 million COVID-19 Rescue Package to support medical supply imports and fresh food exports.
Minister David Littleproud says the Federal Government's stimulus package would further support people in the outback and remote communities.
Minister Littleproud has welcomed the nearly $200 million boost for regional and remote aviation as part of Government support during the COVID-19 crisis.
A telephone hook-up of agricultural ministers has discussed a range of issues facing the sector during this COVID-19 crisis.
Minister David Littleproud has written to the Premier of Queensland to call for action to create calm in South West Qld, where thousands of southerners and people from south east Qld have flocked to escape coronavirus.
The Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, David Littleproud confirmed today that livestock saleyards and wool auctions are able to continue.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud says Australia's food production and supply chain will not be affected by recent shutdowns.
Minister David Littleproud says the Federal Government's second stimulus package is about confidence, cash flow and the community.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, reassures Australians that our food security is among the best in the world.
The Australian Government has announced an Economic Stimulus Package to keep people in jobs and keep businesses in business.

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