COVID-19: Latest News and Resources


New Stimulus Packages for Businesses, the Unemployed, and Retirees

27th March 2020

The Federal Government has implemented stimulus packages for Businesses, the unemployed and retirees. For information on the stimulus packages currently in place. 
Click HERE and HERE for details for BUSINESSES.
Click HERE for details for HOUSEHOLDS and INDIVIDUALS.


Fact Sheets from Settlement Council of Australia

27th March 2020 

FECCA: Family migration is integral to the successful settlement ...

Settlement Council of Australia Fact Sheets - provides links to a range of factsheets that have been developed by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. These fact sheets include information on:   

 •           close contact with confirmed cases

         •           community return

         •           FAQ’s

         •           identifying symptoms

•           isolation guidance

•           residential care services

•           early childhood centres

•           social distancing


The Facts Sheets are available in the following languages: Kurdish, KurmanjiHakka ChinHazaragiTraditional ChineseVietnameseSpanishGreek 

Emergency Relief for Migrants 
27th March 2020 

african migrants in melbourne, australia Stock Photo: 15594199 - Alamy

The waiting periods for newly arrived migrants to access social security payments have temporarily been waived, meaning that they can access various safety net payments including the COVID-19 supplement.

Office for Women advises that anyone who is unable to pay their bills or is at imminent risk of not being able to pay their bills can access Emergency Relief regardless of their visa status. More information on this program is available HERE
The list of funded providers for Emergency Relief is available on the DSS Service Directory HERE
You can find the list of providers by searching for ‘Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief’ under Service Type. 


SBS Launches Multilingual Coronavirus Portal

26th March 2020 


SBS has launched a new Multilingual Coronavirus Portal with news and information in over 60 langauges. Click HERE for details.

Multilingual Resources for COVID-19

26th March 2020 


Ethnolink Language Service has the latest information about COVID-19 translated in your language. Click HERE for details.

Bilingual Resources from Red Cross 

26th March 2020 


Stay up to date on staying safe with the latest updates from Australian Red Cross. Click HERE for details.


New COVID-19 Restrictons Begin 

24th March 2020 


We all have a role to play to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Some activities and businesses are now temporarily shut down. Click HERE for details.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) In-Language Resources

Individuals, employers and organisations can help limit the spread of coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable in the community.
Everyone is encouraged to act NOW to reduce the spread and risk of infection.
Practising good hygiene and social distancing are two important ways you can help. 
Click HERE to get all the information and resources in languages from NSW Government.
For aditional languages click HERE 

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.


Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice, HERE.


Latest official medical advice and case numbers HERE