Up to date and correct information regarding the impact COVID-19 will have on the security industry and also the wider population

Last Updated: 31 March 2020

Security Industry Updates

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has launched a national COVID-19 Coordination Commission to anticipate and solve economic and social problems that arise from the coronavirus pandemic.
More information here.

ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association Limited) will continue to liaise with Federal and State/Territory governments and the COVID-19 Coordination Commission to ensure security remains recognised as an essential service.

As shutdowns and travel restrictions continue to change rapidly, this may impact the security industry.
See all updated information on restrictions here

NSW Class 1 and Class 2 Security Licence applications to be submitted online as urged by NSW Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate.
For further details and to apply online, click here.

Webinar- The Australia Security R​esearch Centre (ASRC) has published a research project into workplace and occupational violence (OVA) in Australia.
Register for the ASRC OVA Webinar at 10.00am - 10.40am on Wednesday 8 April 2020 here.

The Security Insider Podcast Series has published several podcasts on security during a pandemic.
Listen here.

COVID-19 Updates

New social distancing measures have been announced by Prime Minister Morrison and were directed to be put in place as of 11:59pm (local time) 25 March 2020.
Prime Minister’s Media Statement

Tasmania, the NT, WA, Queensland and SA announced border closures. Anyone entering these States or Territory must self-isolate for 14 days.
State and Territory information can be found Here

For school closures (government and non-government)
See Here

For more information on Coronavirus and the Federal Government’s response, please visit or Alternatively you can contact the support line at 13 28 46.

What this means for you:

The Government is acting to cushion the blow from the coronavirus for businesses and households to help them get through to the other side of the crisis as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by its spread.

Below are some quick links to the measures available to small and medium businesses, sole traders and households under the $189 billion economic support package announced by the Prime Minister:

For more information on Coronavirus and the Government’s response, please visit: