Governments at all levels in Australia, and peak arts and cultural organisations, are providing regularly updated information on support available to the sector.

Where do I go for more information?

We have compiled answers to address some of your most frequently asked questions.

In addition there are links below to the Australian Government's response packages to support businesses and individual incomes.

Information for individuals:

Information for businesses and employees:

You can also download fact sheets with detailed information about Australian Government support for businesses to manage cash flow and retain employees on The Treasury's website.

State and territory government information

State and territory governments are also providing support to their communities and business. You can find out more on the Australian Government website.

If you have questions about state or territory funding, please contact the relevant body:

Sector support

The Australia Council has published a Guide to Government COVID-19 Assistance for the Arts which sets out support programs and initiatives provided by the Australian Government, state/territory governments and selected local governments in response to COVID-19.

Many organisations in the cultural and creative sector have useful information and resources on their websites:

National Collecting Institutions

The safety of staff and visitors is the top priority for our National Collecting Institutions.
Find out which specific arrangements are in place by visiting the individual institution’s websites:

Keep up-to-date

Visit the following websites for the latest COVID-19 updates: