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.

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

A number of our Queensland members have enquired about Government provided Business Loans, and it is in response to those queries that we provide the following summary and links to the Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans. Click here.

Media Statement: Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk - 7 April 2020

Social distancing and community discipline should continue over the Easter break to keep downward pressure on new coronavirus cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Click here

Media Release: COVID-19 survival tips help thousands of Queensland small businesses

Queensland small businesses are being reminded that state government help is available, Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said today.  Click here.

Media Statement: Queensland COVID-19 - 8 April 2020

Tens of thousands of Queenslanders had been at risk of dying from coronavirus without the vital health measures that have been put in place, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. Click here

Media Statement - Central Queensland Health Heroes battling COVID-19 - 8 April 2020

Central Queensland doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $96 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government. Click here.

Media Statement: COVID-19 survival tips help thousands of Queensland small businesses - 8 April 2020

Queensland small businesses are being reminded that state government help is available, Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said today. Click here.

Live and On Demand Webinars - 16 April 2020

Explore our COVID-19 webinar series designed to support small business duing these trying times. Click here.

Queensland Government Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Updates - 16 April 2020

Find coronavirus information and assistance for business and industry from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Click here.

Government continues to listen on temporary COVID-19 Tenancy measures - 16 April 2020

The Palaszczuk Government will continue to listen and work with stakeholders in the finalisation of new temporary COVID-19 tenancy measures. Click here.

Moves to give takeaway business relief from hefty delivery fees - 16 April 2020

The State Government is taking action to ensure delivery services give Queensland café and restaurants a fair go during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here.

Queensland success leads sensible steps back to school - 4 May 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the first steps allowing Queensland children to return to school. Click here

Queensland Government: Latest Updates - 25 May 2020

The Queensland Government has released a roadmap to easing restrictions. Stage 1 commenced on 15 May 2020. Click here

More jobs for Queenslanders as we unite and recover from the global pandemic - 15 July 2020

The Premier has announced a $90 million package to create even more jobs for Queenslanders as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan.

The Premier told Parliament the global pandemic has had a devastating impact on Queensland jobs and particularly on younger Queenslanders who have tragically been forced from workplaces in the midst of this unprecedented crisis. Click here

Making a Claim

If there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 at your workplace, Queensland Health will be notified by the medical practitioner who confirms the diagnosis. The employer must notify WHSQ of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 as diagnosed by a medical practitioner and arising out of the conduct of the business or undertaking

  • That requires the person to have an immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital
  • To which the carrying out of work is significant contributing factor, including any infection that is reliably attributable to carrying out work that involves providing treatment or care to a person, or that involves contact with human blood or bodily substances

WHSQ will respond to all request for advice or assistance on COVID-19 related matters. Our inspectors will continue to ensure business are complying with requirements to prevent exposure to unacceptable health and safety risk.