COVID-19 and your business

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development continues to liaise with and gather intelligence from key stakeholders involved in WA’s primary production and food supply chain, including Regional Development Commissions, State Government agencies, peak industry bodies and the food processing sector to:

  • prepare WA businesses
  • support business continuity measures
  • reduce potential impacts of COVID-19
  • plan for a return to business as usual once the crisis has passed.

We will continue to provide stakeholders with relevant information and support in what is a fast-changing environment. Businesses should also contact their industry representative bodies if they have specific questions related to their operations.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on the WA Government website.

Note. this page may change as new information becomes available.


For resources and information to assist WA businesses, please visit the links below.

Interactive resources for WA businesses

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Innovate to Grow: Industry shift program for SMEs



Digi-talk- Asian agri-foodtech & sustainability amid food security challenges

Available online

South West Smart Hub

Interactive resources including disaster recovery toolkit

Available online

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

COVID-19 Support for Australian business: Upcoming webinars relating to business and trade

Available online

Agtech Finder

Interactive blog posts and other resources

Available online

Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) Various online events Available online


BDO’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

Available online

WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Seminar and other practical resources to help businesses navigate the situation

Streaming from website


COVID-19 Advisory: Economic Stimulus Package Webinars

Available on YouTube


COVID-19 resources (including webinars and online interactive) focused on updates for Exporters



Webinars, podcasts, and other events sharing Deloitte's insights on COVID-19



Webinar (past): Supporting Agriculture with business continuity planning and managing the supply chain disruption

Available online

Regional Development Australia

Webinar (past): COVID-19 - the impacts on tourism

Available online

Business South Australia

Webinar (past): Business Resilience

Available online

Grattan Institute

Webinar (past): The economic, budgetary and health impacts of COVID-19

Available online


General resources and information for WA businesses

Food Industry Foresight

Foodservice COVID-19 bulletin - issue no. 2

Victoria Food Innovation Network

Resources and newsletter

Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Two reports:


BDO comments - State of the Nation: economic update

Committee for Economic Development Australia

Blog - Trade and supply chains: pressure points in perspective part two

Department of Health, WA

Practices and principles for food businesses to reduce the risk of COVID-19 impacts in their workplace


COVID-19 Support tool for businesses - comprehensive resources for businesses


COVID stimulus and support finder


Information about international freight assistance

Funding Centre

Various fact sheets and resources for organisations and businesses

Export Finance Australia

COVID-19 Export Capital Facility factsheet

Food Standards Australia/New Zealand

Fact sheets: cleaning and sanitising; health and hygiene requirements for food businesses and food handlers

Wine Spectator

For wine makers and how to continue business in a pandemic

Cattle council

Beef supply chain COVID-19 information

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

COVID-19 Employer Guide: Managing the workplace in the face of the outbreak


COVID-19: Have you considered the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive

Inside Retail

Information and articles relevant to business and COVID-19

WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Responding to COVID-19: Practical advice and assistance for businesses

Small Business Development Corporation

Support information focused on the needs of small business owner

Australian Government – Support for businesses

Coronavirus information and support for business


COVID-19: Support for Australian businesses

Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Advice and information for businesses


COVID-19 information guide to assist producers

National Farmers Federation (NFF)

COVID-19 Workplace Guide with advice on managing the impact on farming workplaces

King & Wood Mallesons

COVID-19: Implications for Business – information and resources, including on COVID-19 and foreign investment into Australia

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

A range of information on the impact of COVID-19 on food safety

Australian Retailers Association

Health guide, financial assistance packages, downloadable assets, leasing advice

Restaurant and Catering Industry Australia

Links to relevant Federal and State Government health alerts, fact sheets

Small Business WA

A guide for preparing a business against coronavirus


Various resources for preparing business to face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis: Impacts on Australia’s food and agribusiness sector

Dairy Australia

Comprehensive directory of all updates and relevant technical advice

Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Links and information about the COVID-19 crisis and what support is available

Department of the Premier and Cabinet, WA

Up to date news and information from the WA government

Department of Primary Industries, NSW

Online resources for primary industries (NSW)

Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia

Information and resources for primary industries


More information

For more information and support during COVID-19, please visit the below: