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covid-19 Industry Update

Our industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. AFTA knows that everyone in the travel industry ecosystem is under immense pressure and facing many complex issues.

AFTA wishes to reassure members that we are here for you. We hear your concern, we understand your issues and we are working tirelessly with all levels of government on solutions to support you during this difficult time in the history of our industry. 

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation day-by-day, hour-by-hour and hope that the information contained within this section of the website will be helpful for you. 

Useful Member Resources:

  • Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Federal Government Cash Flow Assistance Fact Sheet for Travel Businesses

On Thursday 12th March 2020, the Federal Government released its $17.6 billion Coronavirus (COVID-19) support package, aimed at providing assistance to businesses to manage cash flow challenges resulting from the economic impacts of COVID-19, and help businesses retain their employees. The measures are designed to support employing small and medium enterprises and to improve business confidence.

Small and medium enterprises who employ workers and apprentices or trainees, may be eligible.

AFTA has produced a helpful Fact Sheet to assist members understand who is eligible and what support they could receive.


  • Fact Sheet: Business Health Check Fact Sheet

Periodic business health checks are an easy and effective way to ensure the long-term viability of your business.

Use this helpful fact sheet to review your business and make adjustments for the short-term and also put in place strategies for the longer-term if necessary.


Latest Industry Updates:

  • 13 March 2020, the Australian Government released a Stimulus Package to help boost the Australian economy. Read AFTA's response and advice for travel agent members - click here.

  • 10 March 2020, Qantas has announced major changes to its international flight operations which will be in effect until mid-September 2020. Read about - Click Here. 

  • You can keep up-to-date with the latest news on the Coronavirus from the Australian Government’s Department of Health, including updated health warnings by Clicking Here.

If you have specific concerns or questions, please contact the AFTA Team on 02 9287 9900 or

AFTA Webinars

To watch the latest AFTA webinars dedicated to helping your business through COVID-19 click here >


COVID-19 Industry Update

View the Federal and State Government Economic Stimulus announcements specific for the travel sector >


JobKeeper Payments

Learn all about the new Federal Governments wage subsidy scheme and how this may help your business >