While we’re aware of the dynamic nature of the situation in which we find ourselves, we will attempt to provide our members with current information relating to COVID-19 and its impact on their finances and mental health in particular. We will keep a file of these resources on our Facebook page and will also post it on our website. Many thanks to those who have supplied us with relevant websites.
Australian government’s WhatsApp service: click on the link or message +61 400 253 787 to get #COVID19 information from the official Australian Government chatbot. Whatsapp is available from the Apple Store or Google Play. #coronavirusaustralia
Coronavirus (COVID‑19): This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.
World Health Organisation: resources on research and guidance, situation reports and staying safe.f
JobKeeper: Register your interest for the Australian Government’s JobKeeper payment, which will provide wage subsidies to businesses (including sole traders and self-employed people) that are significantly affected by COVID-19. If legislation is enacted, support will be directed to employers to pass on to employees.
Covidassist: A government website which helps users navigate the welfare and social support services provided by Centrelink and state and territory governments during this time.
Government support for individuals and households: information for members who need to register for financial assistance.
National Debt Helpline: free financial counselling; available nationally and is independent and confidential. 1800 007 007
Small business helpline: The Australian Government has established the Small Business Support Line to provide one-on-one financial support.
Beyond Blue: looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Beyond Blue: general support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention
Lifeline A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. 13 11 14
IATA: resources for airlines and other travel professionals.
IATA: government’s responses to coronavirus (COVID-19).