The COVID-19 pandemic remains a constantly evolving situation and the Australian government’s response involves a diverse range of activities and measures undertaken by a variety of Australian Public Service departments and agencies.
This overview represents a snapshot of the COVID-19 related roles and responsibilities of these departments and agencies as at mid-May 2020 and is one of a range of publications on COVID-19 by the Parliamentary Library. Note that discussion of portfolio agencies is limited to those with clearly defined responsibilities or an otherwise obvious role in the Government’s COVID-19 response. While every effort has been made to identify COVID-19 related measures, it is possible that not all have been included. This overview should therefore not be treated as an exhaustive list.