Visit our COVID-19 page for information and advice on the assistance available for NSW residents and businesses

Department of Primary Industries

COVID-19 updates and information for businesses operating in primary industries, including those related to agriculture worker permits and border crossing information, the health of your workers, industry impacts and industry support, can be found at the Department of Primary Industries.

Help harvest NSW

The NSW Government is connecting agribusiness with skilled and unskilled seasonal workers to help former staff find seasonal employment opportunities with farmers and agricultural businesses during COVID-19.

Visit nsw.gov.au for more information and links to agribusiness recruitment agencies, job boards, and vocational and training courses.

International freight assistance 

Primary producers of certain high-value products, such as seafood, premium red meat, dairy and horticulture, may be eligible for the Australian Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism, which aims to help exporters get their goods into key overseas markets.

For more information, visit securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters.

You can register your interest in the program at Have Your Say.