COVID-19 Resources

Canberra Convention Bureau has compiled a list of useful resources to help you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and assist your business in getting the support you need.

This page will be updated regularly as information changes and the situation evolves.

ACT Government

ACT Government official COVID-19 page. This page contains information on a range of topics, including travel, getting tested, education and childcare, business resources, and more.

ACT Government has released its COVID Safe Event Protocol to help meeting planners organise events safely and within guidelines.

ACT Government has created a Business Resource Kit to help businesses navigate the various stages of Canberra's Recovery Plan.

ACT economic survival package

The Jobs for Canberrans Fund will provide work opportunities for people in the casual or semi-skilled workforce who have lost their jobs due or have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19. Sign up to be notified of current opportunities

ACT Government is offering a stimulus package to help businesses in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Federal Government

Information for hotels and hotel staff

JobKeeper payment for employers and employees

Department of Health website

Mental health support during COVID-19

Jobs Hub website for Australians looking for work

Industry Stakeholders

Tourism Australia is hosting weekly webinars. You can register here

Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is hosting weekly webinars. You can register here.

Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has collated a list of industry resources and developed a set of COVIDSafe Guidelines for the business events industry

Canberra Business Chamber is hosting a series of webinars. You can register here

Education Resources

The Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University has developed a new free micro-credential course, 'Tourism - Ready for Recovery'. The course provides tourism businesses with key insights and information, access to video interviews with tourism operators, activities, scenarios and case studies that will assist them to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic. The course supports the development of a recovery action plan and builds resilient and competitive businesses. All participants will receive a Griffith digital badge on completion that they can use to promote that they can use to promote that they are ready for recovery. Sign up for the free course here.

ATEC has developed the Road to Recovery tourism tutorial series, a 36-week program designed to provide our industry with all the necessary tools to be ready to bounce back after the impacts of COVID-19. The tutorial series aims to ensure your business is equipped and will cover a range of topics, such as tools to adapt and innovate, marketing in an (even more so) digital world and bettering commercial relationships. You can access the 36-week program here

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the meeting and event industry’s home for education, enabling meeting professionals around the world in their quest to host meetings that matter for communities, organizations, businesses, NGOs and governments. MPI have opened up their on-demand library, offering free access to relevant webinars to assist and support businesses and individuals looking to upskill during the COVID-19 crisis. You can access webinars free of charge here

If you have any questions, concerns or simply want to chat with the Bureau team, get in touch with us on 02 6263 5300 or by email.

CCB Members COVID-19 Measures

Canberra operators are eager to welcome delegates back to the capital. Many have put in place COVID Safe practices and guidelines for their businesses. Find out what our suppliers are doing to keep you and your delegates safe. Read more here.