7th August 2020

Safe Work Australia has developed a website with guidelines and information across 23 industries so that businesses can return to work in a COVID safe environment.

To support the tourism industry through COVID-19 and to support businesses to rebuild their operations, permit and licence fees will be waived and reimbursed for commercial tourism businesses operating in Commonwealth National Parks for the period of 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Commercial tourism businesses will still be required to hold a valid licence or permit to resume operations when the national parks re-open, however these fees will be waived through to 31 March 2021.

Parks Australia will contact all eligible operators with information about how they will receive their reimbursement.

The following link provides additional information


Downloading the COVIDSafe app is voluntary and free and is an important part of the pathway towards relaxing current restrictions, benefitting both individual users and the broader community. The app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.