Information about the Coronavirus

Monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following resources provide information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and support available. 

Australian Government Support

The Australian Government has announced an Economic Response to the coronavirus totalling $17.6 billion across the forward estimates. Specific information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support can be found at

Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit

The Australian Government has established a dedicated Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit in Treasury to build on existing efforts to support confidence, employment and business continuity.

The role of the Unit is to engage with peak business groups on systemic issues relating to Coronavirus to ensure these are being addressed by Government.

The Business Liaison Unit is already liaising with peak business groups and associations, including the AACB.

Department of Health

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. The Department of Health are monitoring and responding to the outbreak.

Visit the Department of Health for information on how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia and what to do if you have symptoms. The latest official medical advice and case numbers are also reported on this website.

National Coronavirus Campaign

The Federal Government has launched a national campaign to inform all Australians about the coronavirus. The campaign aims to reduce the risk to individuals and families by enabling them to make informed decisions and to take up health recommendations.

Click here to view the campaign materials.

Quick links

AACB convention bureau members have developed COVIDSafe guidelines to instill confidence that business events can be held safely in Australia.

COVIDSafe plans and resources have also been prepared by Australian convention centres to ensure health and safety measures are in place.


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