Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information and Resources

The EEAA is collaborating with key industry stakeholders and government to secure advice, assistance and a restart date for the exhibition and business events industry.


The Federal Government has announced its approach to the phased lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Please view the documents located in the DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS section to the right of the screen: The Federal Government RoadMap and Framework for operating in a COVID-19 safe Australia. The EEAA and Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) are continuing their lobbying work with Governments to ensure the exhibitions and business events industry will be able to restart operations in the Government approved COVID-19 operating environment as soon as possible.


The EEAA encourages all Australians to download and use the #COVIDSafe app. The more widely this app is used, the more quickly Federal, State and Territory Governments will be able to ease restrictions and commence recovery. Download the App here.

EEAA Updates to Members


Federal Advocacy

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) is working closely with Government, including through Minister Simon Birmingham and his office, and the Treasury Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit to design and implement a support package for the Australian exhibition and events sector. On behalf our industry, BECA has conducted an urgent survey of the Australian exhibition and events sector to ascertain the impact that COVID-19 has had on our industry. These facts will be used to inform Government as to what we need to assist in our recovery program.

See their latest updates and media releases:


Financial assistance

The Federal Government announced the $130 billion JobKeeper payment, a wage subsidy for businesses of up to $1,500 per fortnight per employee under a Federal Government plan to keep thousands of Australians in work.

For further information, visit:

The Federal Government has mandated a new mandatory Code of Conduct around commercial lease agreements that applies to all tenancies that are suffering financial stress or hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as defined by their eligibility for the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper programme, with an annual turnover of up to $50 million. See further information.

BECA have also collated the Federal, State and Territory Government COVID-19 measures which may assist you during the coronavirus pandemic. See further information.

OTHER Government Information


Industry Information AND RESOURCES

  • BECA Coronavirus Information page
  • The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has launched a COVID-19 dedicated website , featuring a series of guides that can be viewed and downloaded
  • UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has collated relevant updates and advice
  • UFI Connects – online talks, sessions and panels to keep the industry connected during this time
  • Crisis Recovery Guide for the exhibition industry from MBB Consulting
  • See latest updates from EEAA Members

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