Agriculture supply chain and business continuity
The Queensland Government is working to overcome any transport and logistics operations challenges to ensure supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Read our market trends bulletin for the latest market impacts and consumer behaviour trends during COVID-19.
Read our COVID-19 freight and export market bulletin for information about export markets, air and sea freight availability and opportunities, and government initiatives to support trade during COVID-19.
Business continuity webinars
A series of webinars during the coming weeks will provide the agricultural industry with expert support on key business continuity issues as they unfold.
Register for future webinars and watch past webinars.
Manufacturer's Supply Matching Request form
To solve difficulties in getting vital materials and supplies, manufacturers and businesses across Queensland, including agriculture and associated supply chain businesses, can use an online manufacturer's supply matching request form to identify their supply needs as well as their manufacturing capability to re-purpose manufacturing lines to develop essential materials and supplies. The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning will look to match supply and demand. So if you are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to remain open, complete the supply matching request form.
International freight support measures
While there have been constraints on air freight in both capacity and cost, the Australian Government is backing Australia's agriculture and seafood export sectors through a new $110 million initiative. The International Freight Assistance Mechanism will help exporters get their high-quality produce into key overseas markets.
The Australian Government needs your help to guide this investment. Have your say on international freight support measures.
Queensland's freight and supply chains are still working. Transport of goods or freight including food is exempt from Queensland border-crossing restrictions on the condition that the person practises social distancing wherever possible, including maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres where reasonably practicable, and remains isolated in their vehicle or accommodation.
Slow the spread of coronavirus
Limiting contact between supply chain workers will be effective in slowing down the spread of coronavirus and reducing the wider impact.
- Restrict face-to-face meetings as much as possible.
- Keep any meeting to less than 15 minutes and observe 1.5 metres distancing
- Identify roles that can be performed away from other staff.
- Avoid congregating in car parks or other common areas.
- Read the agriculture industry communiques.
- Last reviewed: 3 Apr 2020
- Last updated: 10 Jun 2020