The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) continues to work closely with industry, government and regional stakeholders to provide support and information during the COVID-19 response.
Note. this page may change as new information becomes available on COVID-19.
WA Government news
- Temporary border closure to better protect Western Australians (2 April 2020)
- Stronger restrictions in place to protect Kimberley residents from COVID-19 (2 April 2020)
- New emergency management powers to combat COVID-19 (2 April 2020)
- Intrastate travel ban comes into effect from 11.59pm tonight (31 March 2020)
- $1 billion COVID-19 economic and health relief package unveiled (31 March 2020)
- Urgent legislation to support State’s COVID-19 response (31 March 2020)
- $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide crisis support (30 March 2020)
- Rent relief for small businesses (30 March 2020)
- Intrastate travel restrictions and regional boundaries (27 March 2020)
- Agricultural labour supply (27 March 2020)
- WA border restrictions (22 March 2020)
- State Government small and medium business relief package (16 March 2020)
- Lobster rescue plan aims to support industry through COVID-19 (12 March 2020)
Stay up-to-date with the latest information on the WA Government website.
Information and support
Information for primary industries and details the restrictions into and within Western Australia to help protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information and resources to support your business during COVID-19.
Protecting our industry, community and staff
The department is liaising with and gathering 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.
In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, DPIRD is adopting State and Federal health recommendations with respect to social distancing and good hygiene. We are also putting plans in place to ensure our business continuity.
For more information and support during COVID-19, please visit the below: