Economic Survival Package

Supporting our community

The ACT Government is delivering a $351 million  economic survival package to support the ACT community through the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These measures will help businesses and industry, protect as many jobs as possible, support Canberra households and support our most vulnerable.

The government is also supporting ACT public health services to continue providing essential health services to the community and to respond to the additional demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes funding for health facility infrastructure, respiratory assessment clinics, an increase in inpatient beds and ICU capacity across the Territory, enhanced COVID-19 testing and tracing capacity and purchasing additional medical equipment and supplies.

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

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: April 14 2020