COVID19 is changing the way we live and work.

Governments around Australia are putting in place a wide range of necessary but restrictive measures to slow the progress of the virus and to protect the safety of Australians. Together these are having a profound and powerful impact across our society and our economy.

Our industry has been given special exemption from some of the restrictions relating to travel, enabling mining operations to continue under strict new guidelines and protocols, and to ensure the health and safety our workforce and the broader community. However, there are other wider impacts that will affect our industry and those who work in it.

We have compiled a list of useful online resources for AMEC members. This is not a comprehensive list and the information made available is constantly changing. We will endeavour to keep you up to date with any information that may impact or affect the industry, as it becomes available.



AMEC Survey 2020: Impacts of COVID-19 on Australian Mineral Exploration

If there are any particular areas or information you require, please don’t hesitate to contact AMEC.

In the first instance, members should consult Government Websites for all essential official information

Interstate Quarantine State and territory border closures due to COVID-19. The most up-to-date information about entry conditions, forms and requirements is on the government website of the state and territory you are travelling to.

Australian Government For all essential and up to date announcements, resources and information from the Federal Government

Federal Department of Health Resources & Up to date information on COVID19

COVID-19 Safe Roadmaps

Australia’s COVID-19 Safe Road Map
Detailed Plan

Western Australia – Roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions

Northern Territory Roadmap new normal

South Australia Recovery from COVID-19

Queensland Roadmap to easing QLD restrictions

Business & assistance

AMEC SUBMISSION: Mineral Explorers need access to the Jobkeeper Initiative

Australian Tax Office Dealing with COVID 19

COVID 19 Assistance Programs AMEC Members KPMG have put together a list of Assistance programs available at both National and State level for business

Services Australia information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus, including Centrelink payments and support

Business Australia information about financial assistance, eligibility and timing for new government support for Australian businesses.

Australian Treasury information on the Federal Government’s economic response to coronavirus, including information on support for individuals, businesses and the economy.

Employment Advice and Law

Managing employees in the Coronavirus  AMEC Members HopgoodGamin have provided some material around employment and COVID-19

Safework Australia  information and referrals about managing the risks of contracting coronavirus in the workplace

Fair Work Ombudsman Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

Australian Institute of Company Directors Responsibilities of Company Directors

AMEC Member Legal Advice

McCullough Robertson
Johnson, Winter & Slattery

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert including information and support

Australian Psychological Society Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians

Beyond Blue  Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Emerging Minds Talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events, or worries about the future

Lifeline  Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

For other more specific COVID19 Mental health support, resources & links, visit Life In Mind

Western Australia

 WA Government

Department of Health Western Australia

DMIRS COVID-19 Information Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety information for impact of COVID-19 coronavirus

Quarantine and Travel Quarantine and travel restrictions for the state of WA

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Western Australia

FIFO Health Declaration form

Essential Service Worker Company Letterhead template

Implementation Plan for Resources for COVID-19

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government  Advice and information from the Northern Territory Government about COVID 19

Working from home NT Worksafe site

Northern Territory Border Controls Quarantine and travel restrictions for the Northern Territory

New South Wales

New South Wales Department of Health

SafeWork New South Wales  Remote and isolated work for people required to work remotely or in isolation.

New South Wales Businesses and Employees Employee rights and workplace responsibilities to help manage the impact of COVID-19


Queensland Department of Health

Business Queensland coronavirus information and assistance for businesses from the Queensland and Australian Governments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace risk management Worksafe QLD information about managing the risk of COVID19

Queensland border restrictions

South Australia

South Australia Department of Health

Department of Energy and Mining COVID 19 Information for stakeholders

Business South Australia COVID-19 business information and support

South Australia Travel Direction Quarantine and travel restrictions for South Australia


Victoria Department of Health and Human Services

Victoria State Government  COVID 19 Information, updates and advice

Business Victoria  Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus COVID-19

Minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19): Working from home Information about working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria.


Tasmania Department of Health

Tasmania Travel and Quarantine Quarantine and travel restrictions for Tasmania