Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Updated 27 March 2020

We are working to keep our agriculture, fishery and forestry industries strong during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes maintaining production, supply chains and access to workforce.

We know the importance of the agriculture sectors. Feeding our nation is an essential service. We want to ensure high-quality produce can reach domestic and overseas markets.

Find advice on COVID-19 and how it affects you and your activities.

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Food and agriculture

How we are helping our essential agriculture sectors going.


How you can ensure you can continue to export.


What you need to know about imported goods.


Advice for travellers, seaports, airports and airlines is changing regularly.

Domestic animals

There have been no reported cases in animals in Australia


Human health

Find out how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia and what to do if you have symptoms. Managed by Department of Health

Working with agriculture industries

The Australian Government recognises the need to ensure a strong partnership between government and industry stakeholders in responding to COVID-19.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has appointed Mr Mark Tucker as Senior Agriculture Industry Engagement Officer to work closely with our stakeholders and peak bodies.

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In your area

Make sure you are aware of local requirements for travel and freight.

Our staff

We are working to ensure minimal impact to our workforce and business continuity.

Staff returning from overseas since 16 March 2020 have been following the government’s self-isolation directive.

Last reviewed: 27 March 2020
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