During these uncertain times where job and housing security may be impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus), make sure you are aware of what rights and entitlements you are eligible for:
- Government payments and services – information about social welfare payments and other assistance
- Welfare Rights Centre - Legal advice on Centrelink and social security issues over the phone
- Economic Justice Australia (peak body for community legal centres) - Fact Sheet what support you can get from Centrelink
- For information on JobSeeker payments, other income support payments and Centrelink services call Centrelink Employment Services on 13 28 50 or visit this page.
- The Government has launched a new Jobs Hub to help Australians find work during the Coronavirus pandemic, advertising the latest vacancies from businesses across Australia.
- Fair Work - info on COVID-19 and Australian Workplace Laws
- Job seekers will be exempt from reporting their mutual obligation requirements up to and including 22 May 2020. Read More.
- A new Higher Education Relief Package will support workers who have been displaced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and who are looking to upskill or retrain. It will also provide funding certainty to higher education providers. Read more.
- The Government has passed legislation for the $130 billion JobKeeper Payment to keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Read more.
- $3 million further funding to support frontline health workers with training and information on the treatment of coronavirus. Read more.
Tenants Union of NSW - Renting and COVID-19 information
Accessing Centrelink and local council services
Most Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business can be accessed online via the Express Pluss apps or using phone self-service. To find more self service options, please visit Services Australia by clicking here.
To see what government support is available to you, please visit the following online pages