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

Department of Primary Industries

Primary industry production, related businesses and the entire food supply chain is an essential industry. These businesses can continue to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis, though they should attempt to practise appropriate social distancing measures.  

COVID-19 updates and information for businesses operating in primary industries, including those related to animal health, industry impacts and industry support, can be found at the Department of Primary Industries.

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.