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:

Welfare Benefits


  • 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. 




Accessing Centrelink and local council services 

Most CentrelinkMedicare 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 check what services your council is still providing, please click on the following directories to find your local council website for updates