We’ve provided a range of fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions.

Supporting Australia’s Creative Economy


The package addresses urgent needs within the sector and complements existing whole-of-economy support and assistance measures already in place. It builds on $27 million provided through the Relief and Recovery Fund to support Indigenous visual arts, regional arts and live music and performance. In total, the Government has now provided $277 million of targeted specific assistance to the cultural and creative sector in 2020, on top of support through JobKeeper, JobSeeker and Cashflow Payments.

Arts Industry Support Package—Support Act: crisis relief to artists, crew and music workers


The $10 million contribution to the performing arts industry charity Support Act will enable it to provide immediate crisis relief to artists, crew and music workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Arts Industry Support Package—supporting Indigenous visual arts centres


The $7 million contribution to the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) Program will support Indigenous Art Centres and Indigenous Art Fairs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Payments will be made directly to IVAIS-funded Indigenous Art Centres and IVAIS-funded Art Fairs to maintain operations and employment levels, ensuring that they continue to support artists and their communities.

JobSeeker examples

The Government's whole-of-economy support measures during the COVID-19 response include changes to JobSeeker. See if your circumstances are reflected in our helpful scenarios or visit the Department of Social Services information and support webpage.