Support for workers affected by the coronavirus crisis

Worker and jobseeker support is available if you have been affected by the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Worker support package

Workers who lose their job or income as a result of the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be assisted with with retraining, job-matching and other help to transition into jobs in key industries.

Support will have a strong focus on online training for industries including healthcare, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining.

Find out more about the worker support package.

Australian Government support

You may be eligible for relief payments or supplements from the Australian Department of Social Services and Services Australia.

This includes a $750 one off economic support payment.

JobKeeper payment

Your employer may be eligible to access a subsidy to continue paying you and retain you as an employee.

The JobKeeper payment will provide $1,500 per fortnight per employee for up to 6 months.

Find out about eligibility for JobKeeper payments.

Worker Transition Scheme and rapid response

Learn more about the Worker Transition Scheme and rapid response, providing information and support services to workers' who may find themselves without work as a result of business closures or redundancy programs.

Employee rights, entitlements and pay

Find out about:

Learn about workplace risk management, including advice on hygiene, self-quaratine, personal protective equipment and telecommuting.

Find out about the home office expenses you may be able to claim if you're working from home.

Health advice

Find health information on novel coronavirus from:

Mental health support

Help is available if you're struggling with your mental health during this time.

Find resources for mental health from the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

Find mental wellbeing support services.