Staff messages

Emergency response

In the event of a disaster or an emergency response, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ staff should refer to this page for the latest information.

Staff can check this page to see if their office is open or if alternative working arrangements are in place.

Staff can also contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 to find out about working arrangements.


If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention or call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for health advice.

If you are required to self-quarantine, are absent due to illness, or are required to provide care or support for a dependent, leave entitlements may be available.

If you need to work from home and do not have a telecommuting agreement in place, you may be able to work under a temporary provision.

Please contact your manager if these options are relevant to you.

Support services

Impacted staff can access Employee Assistance Service on 1800 604 640 for any free confidential support/counselling they or their immediate families may need.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.

Office closures

See the latest advice on office closures across the department.