Jobs Australia has sought clarity and further detail state by state from the Premiers on the definition of “non-essential businesses” which so far align with the statement by the Prime Minister.


Jobs Australia will continue to provide detail as the information is updated. This is a continually changing landscape and Jobs Australia will aim to keep the information current for Members.

NT Coronavirus Updates - 23 March 2020

When the coronavirus – this silent, invisible killer – first started to threaten our country and our community, I promised you I would do whatever it takes to protect you.

Statement from the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Member Information from the office of Jobs Australia CEO - 6 April 2020

A number of our Northern Territory (NT) members have enquired about NT Government provided support. It is in response to those queries that we provide the following summary and links to the NT Government COVID-19 Stimulus package. Click here.

NT Chief Minister: School Holiday Incentives for Remote Teachers to Remain in Community - 8 April 2020

The Northern Territory has implemented tough measures, including strict border control, to protect our remote communities from the spread of COVID-19.

As a further measure to prevent transmission of coronavirus to these vulnerable populations, the Territory Labor Government has unveiled a Remote Community Schools Package, to incentivise teachers and school staff not to leave their communities for the upcoming term break. 

The Remote Community Schools Package is available to all Northern Territory Public Sector employees employed in schools and who reside in the designated area outlined by the biosecurity measures in response to COVID-19. Click here

Innovation for the Territory’s Youth Services in COVID-19 Times - 9 April 2020

The Territory Government has been working closely with youth service providers to be innovative and deliver adapted youth services, in response to COVID-19. Click here.

Worker and Wellbeing Support for VISA Holders and International Students - 9 April 2020

The Territory Labor Government established the $5 million Worker and Wellbeing Fund (the Fund) to support Territorians and local workers struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Click here.

Media Statement on Term 2 in NT Schools - 9 April 2020

I understand that families, parents, students and school staff require clarity about school attendance for Term 2. Click here.

Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce - 16 April 2020

Business Support Packages Information. Click here.

Northern Territory Government: Steps to the new normal business restart - 22 May 2020 -

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) business or organisation that has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the NT Government has created steps to help you restart your business while managing your safety responsibilities around coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here

Making a Claim

As with all workers compensation claims, a claim will need to be lodged by the employer.

For workers to lodge a claim for COVID-19, the insurer will require:

◦Completed workers compensation claim form

◦A current statement of fitness for work issued by a medical practitioner that provides the medical assessment and diagnosis

◦Evidence to demonstrate that your COVID-19 exposure occurred within your work environment and that your employment was the real, proximate or effective cause of you contracting the virus.

For liability to be accepted, an insurer would need to be satisfied that  employment was the real, proximate or effective cause of  you contracting the virus.