The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us and our thoughts go out to those in our community who have been severely impacted.  The significance of this pandemic is rapidly being realised and RDA Illawarra are working with the RDA Program Management Team to stay abreast of the economic development-related announcements that relate to our region and Australia as a whole.

The Government is rolling out comprehensive, targeted assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we want businesses who are looking for information to be supported.

The Business Hotline (132 846) will be expanded to provide specialised advisers and extended hours to support small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operations at the 138 846 Contact Centre will increase from five days per week to seven days per week, and provide an additional two hours of day of support outside standard operating hours for the first month, answering calls from 7.00am to 11.00am AEST.

During these challenging times, businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 need readily available access to advice so they can fully understand the assistance available to them and their employees.

Assistance for Businesses

Assistance for Individuals

Information on COVID-19

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 is also available via the following links, and we encourage you to equip yourself with the latest advice from these sites:

As always RDA Illawarra will be here to help guide you through this uncertain time and will continue to keep you updated on relevant changes.


Debra Murphy
CEO RDA Illawarra