Economic Survival Package

Supporting our community

The ACT Government is continuing to support the ACT community as we begin to cautiously re-open our society and economy and learn to interact as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

This support will help businesses and industry as many reopen their doors and adjust to physical distancing requirements. It will protect as many jobs as possible, support Canberra households and our most vulnerable.

The government will also continue to help ACT public health services to provide essential health services to the community.

See below to find out what support may be available to you through the ACT Government.

Find out more about Canberra’s recovery plan to ease restrictions over the coming months.

Find out more about the Commonwealth Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus on the Treasury website.

Supporting local businesses and the economy

Small to medium businesses are receiving support as they adjust to social distancing requirements and an expected downturn in the local economy.

Families and households

The ACT Government is taking a range of actions and providing practical support, such as rebates and the freezing of some government fees to reduce pressure on household budgets.

Keeping Canberrans employed

Infrastructure projects across the city are being fast-tracked to keep the economy moving and providing increased opportunities for those who may have work disrupted in other industries.

Supporting the Community sector

Community and non-government organisation partners have important role in supporting our community through COVID-19. The ACT Government is providing a number of measures to support them meeting increased service demand.

Supporting healthcare

As part of the national response to COVID-19 all jurisdictions are working collaboratively and collectively to ensure the nation’s health systems can respond effectively to the pandemic.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: May 29 2020