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Non-essential businesses impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions can apply for a deferrment of the payment of their rates until August 31st 2020. Please complete the application form.

Confused about what you can and can't do regarding government restrictions? Click here for clear and up-to-date information about:

  • Good hygiene 
  • Social distancing 
  • Public gatherings 
  • Self-isolation 

COVIDSafe app has been developed by the Australian Government Department of Health to help keep the community safe from coronavirus (COVID-19). Together, let’s help stop the spread and keep ourselves and each other healthy. You can get it:

Google Play

Apple App Store

The Australian Government has lauched the 'Coronavirus Australia' app that is a trusted source for news, information and advice. You can get it:

Google Play

Apple App Store

Are you feeling unwell and not sure what to do? Click here to take the Novel coronavirus quiz.

A message from Anne Schmidt, Flinders Medical Centre:

“It’s extremely important you make contact by ringing any health facility before arriving."

North West COVID-19 hotline - 47 44 4000 (8am - 8pm)

After hours hotline - 13 43 25 84 

Financial Assistance and Grants Available 

Here’s a list of sites that could be handy for you and your local business:

Getting business back on track - plenty of information that supports small business to recover, rebuild & prosper 

Community recovery - fact sheet from the department of communities, disability serices and seniors 

Federal Government subsidies to help cash flow - support for businesses to manage cash flow challenges and help retain their employees 

Federal Government assistance to businesses - information and support for business

State Government support - Queensland small business support

Market diversification and resilience grants - for Queensland agriculture, food and fishing exporters and their critical supply chain partners

Equipment purchase grants - for new equipment purchases to support agriculture, food and fisheries directly impacted

Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans - QRIDA provide a new $500 million loan facility

General Advice

Queensland Health Information - current health status and advice for Queenslanders

Advice for travellers - restrictions for overseas travel

Great video on how to protect from Coronavirus - renowned doctor shares essential facts

Coronavirus health resources - a collection of resources for the general public and industry 

Coronavirus information for employers - information for employers 

Council is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For detailed information about what we are doing click here.

We can all do our part to beat the spead of this virus. Below are some simple steps you can take today.