Published: 26 August 2021 Updated: 26 August 2021


The National Farmers’ Federation has established a central portal (Farmhub) which holds information and links to COVID-19 information and business packages from across Government and other organisations. Keeping track of all the changes remains difficult across jurisdictions to ensure you get the latest information the FRDC will link to the Farmhub site for general updates.



Federal Government Response

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present new challenges and the Government’s economic support continues to evolve. The 2021-22 Budget committed an additional $41 billion in direct economic support, bringing total support since the beginning of the pandemic to $291 billion as of May 2021.

Building on that support, the Government is working with states and territories to provide further financial assistance to workers and businesses affected by lockdowns and restrictions in COVID-19 hotspots. For more information and eligibility criteria please visit

For up-to-date information on the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19 visit the Australian Government’s website which provides the latest news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Since the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Government has provided direct economic support to businesses. Support is available to keep businesses in business and Australians in jobs. See


International freight support measures

The Federal Government has allocated funding to support air freight of high value agricultural products. Under this initiative, the Government will coordinate flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for deliveries to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UAE. 


State and Stimulus Packages

All jurisdictions have announced support packages,details of all of these can be found on the National Farmers Federation Farmhub Covid-19 site.


Trade Related Information

Austrade COVID-19: Support for Australian businesses

Austrade is open for business and its staff is committed to helping you through this time. As part of ‘Team Australia’, Austrade is working closely with the network of government departments and industry agencies to help Australian businesses overcome complex and fast-evolving COVID-19–related challenges.

The Austrade site provides updates on markets and logistics, and links through to the Government’s extensive business support programs. Visit

Seafood Trade Advisory Group 

The Seafood Trade Advisory Group (STAG) is providing updates on the impact on trade in particular the China market – the updates can be found at: