COVID19 – Reference sites: general and energy-savings-scheme-specific information

At 7 September 2020

Please note, the top listing is a national entry point and leads into a number of other sites also listed below.

Australian Government – dedicated COVID19 website/portal

  • Essential information – the latest for government agencies also with links to state and territory government websites dedicated for COVID19)
  • National COVID-19 Coordination Commission COVIDSafe Plan

Australian Government – official COVID-19 App

Prime Minister

  • Media centre (media releases, statement, interview transcripts)

Australian Government Department of Health

  • COVID19 health alert (monitoring, response, symptoms, latest official medical advice and case numbers, media releases)
  • Resources (Info Sheet for employers, Poster, Home isolation and care (isolation guidance, isolation when unwell, returning to community)
  • Health Direct symptom checker and FAQs

Australian Government Department of Business

Your accountant, tax or BAS agent etc can provide advice regarding eligibility and planning.

Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)

  • Employers who are hiring and want support to connect with potential candidates can contact DESE at to be connected directly with businesses reducing their workforces; and the employment services network to source suitable candidates.

Australian Government Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

  • COVID19 (Support if you are experiencing difficulties and eligible (eg PAYG instalments deferred or refunded, expediting refunds or credits, and remission or interest and penalties)
  • Accelerated depreciation and capital and expenses allowances

Fair Work Ombudsman

Australian Government Services Australia

Australian Government Treasury

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Safe Work Australia

Master Electricians Australia

Master Plumbers Australia

States and Territories


The ESIA is participating in industry round-tables being hosted by the Victorian Government COVID-19 Industry Coordination Centre (ICC). Information is being provided to members on this work as needed (email with queries).

The following two pages on the Business Victoria website provide a key landing page for all COVID requirements for energy upgrades:

References crucial for the road-map change for the September from large-scale construction is on a Department of Justice website (to be supplied soon).

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