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:
It unlocks private sector investment and supports manufacturers to deliver on the world stage.
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
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.
For business related coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support, contact us via our online enquiry form.