COVID-19: Latest News and Resources


New Stimulus Packages for Businesses, the Unemployed, and Retirees

27th March 2020

The Federal Government has implemented stimulus packages for Businesses, the unemployed and retirees. 
Click HERE and HERE for details for BUSINESSES.
Click HERE for details for HOUSEHOLDS and INDIVIDUALS.


Fact Sheets in languages from the Australian Government Department of Health

27th March 2020 

The Department of Health has created a number of translated COVID-19 Fact Sheets in languages. These are on:
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  • community return
  • FAQ’s
  • identifying symptoms
  • isolation guidance
  • residential care services
  • early childhood centres
  • social distancing
Get HERE Fact Sheets in 32 languages


Domestic and family violence factsheet in languages

domestic_violence.jpg The Australian Government does not tolerate     domestic and family violence under any         circumstances.
 Domestic and family violence   includes   behaviour or threats that aim to   control a male or female partner by causing   fear or threatening their safety.
These fact sheets from the Australian Government, Department of Social Services in 46 languages provide information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia.
Clic HERE to access fact sheets in languages
For more information about Domestic Violence resources go to our website HERE

Emergency Relief for Migrants 
27th March 2020 

african migrants in melbourne, australia Stock Photo: 15594199 - AlamyThe waiting periods for newly arrived migrants to access social security payments have temporarily been waived, meaning that they can access various safety net payments including the COVID-19 supplement.

Office for Women advises that anyone who is unable to pay their bills or is at imminent risk of not being able to pay their bills can access Emergency Relief regardless of their visa status.
More information on this program is available HERE
The list of funded providers for Emergency Relief is available on the DSS Service Directory HERE  

You can find the list of providers by searching for ‘Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief’ under Service Type. 


SBS Launches Multilingual Coronavirus Portal

26th March 2020 


SBS has launched a new Multilingual Coronavirus Portal with news and information in over 60 langauges. Click HERE for details.

Multilingual Resources for COVID-19

26th March 2020 


Ethnolink Language Service has the latest information about COVID-19 translated in your language. Click HERE for details.

Bilingual Resources from Red Cross 

26th March 2020 


Stay up to date on staying safe with the latest updates from Australian Red Cross. Click HERE for details.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) In-Language Resources

Individuals, employers and organisations can help limit the spread of coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable in the community.
Everyone is encouraged to act NOW to reduce the spread and risk of infection.
Practising good hygiene and social distancing are two important ways you can help. 
Click HERE to get all the information and resources in languages from NSW Government.
For aditional languages click HERE 

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.


Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice, HERE.


Latest official medical advice and case numbers HERE


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