Our department’s COVID-19 response

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We’re working hard to support government, industry and the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our department is working to:

  • find solutions to COVID-19-related business challenges
  • support manufacturers contributing to the COVID-19 response and beyond
  • improve our capacity to respond to emergencies

Helping businesses through COVID-19

We continue to help businesses through the challenges of COVID-19.

See COVID-19 information at business.gov.au for business support including financial assistance and recovery plans.

Watch our case study videos to see how businesses are pivoting in their response to COVID-19.

Creating resilient and thriving supply chains

The Australian Government launched the Modern Manufacturing Strategy to strengthen Australia’s manufacturing capability.

The $1.5 billion initiative will create jobs and build long-lasting economic resilience beyond the COVID-19 recovery.

The strategy helps Australian manufacturers:

  • scale-up
  • collaborate
  • commercialise

It unlocks private sector investment and supports manufacturers to deliver on the world stage.

Subscribe for Modern Manufacturing Strategy updates.

Scientific support for suppliers

High quality measurement data is key to building a competitive market, both during the COVID-19 recovery period and into the future.

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is the Australian Government’s national authority on measurement.

NMI innovations in response to COVID-19 are critical to:

  • supporting quality manufacturing and community safety
  • providing consumer confidence in the quality of PPE and other products
  • increasing the reliability of pathology testing and wastewater surveillance

See our chemical and biological measurement reference materials.

Learn how our COVID-19 developments and new measurement services have helped industry during the pandemic.

Contributions to COVID-19 research

Australia’s Chief Scientist led a team of experts from across Australia and New Zealand to contribute to the Rapid research information forum (RRIF).

The RRIF allows multidisciplinary research experts to address questions about COVID-19 developments in Australia.

CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness continues to research COVID-19 and test vaccines.

Ministerial media releases

Our portfolio Cabinet Ministers have issued media releases in response to COVID-19.

Read all ministerial media releases on the minister.industry.gov.au website.

Contact us

For business related coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support, contact us via our online enquiry form.