Information: COVID-19

Webcast series

If you missed any of our webcasts, please follow the below steps to access the webcast recordings:

  1. Visit the registration pages below
  2. Enter the email address you registered with (or fill out a new registration)
  3. Once registered use this password to access the webcast: IBS2020
Webcast 6:
How businesses are navigating
this period of uncertainty
Webcast 5:
Reputation management
and crisis communication
Webcast 4:
Corporate engagement with
the Indigenous business sector
Webcast 3:
Collaborating during uncertainty
and fostering opportunities
Webcast 2:
Legal guidance
and employee relations
Webcast 1:
Financial expertise
and guidance

Certified Supplier business listing

To ensure that the necessary products are reaching those in need across Australia, we have created a dedicated business listing web page for Certified Suppliers that can provide COVID-19 related products.

View business listing

A message from our CEO


Help Supply Nation advocate for further financial support for the Indigenous business sector during this turbulent time, by sharing your feedback via this online form.

Supply Nation is working with a range of industry and government stakeholders to identify the best ways to provide value and support the sector during the turbulence.


The Morrison Government will undertake the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years as part of our economic recovery plan to keep businesses in business and Australians in jobs. Find out more here.


The Business Council of Australia has released a COVID-19 Business Support Guide – providing information to help businesses navigate through these unprecedented times. Click here to view the guide.


Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is offering a range of financial assistance options – easing the burden on Indigenous businesses during this time of uncertainty, find out more here.


The Australian Banking Association launched its financial difficulty campaign to assist businesses who are dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or facing the impacts of drought, bushfire or flood, outlining practical ways banks can help. Click here for more details.


The Federal Government has announced a range of economic plans to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. Click here for more details.


See below for support for businesses from your state government:

Due to social distancing and safety measures, all Connect 2020 event activities are postponed until 26 and 27 May 2021 at the ICC Sydney.

All tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates for Connect in 2021, and ticket sales will remain open.


We are conscious of supporting Indigenous businesses during this uncertain period, so please be assured that refunds will be processed upon request.


Please direct all refund requests to

All other events and training sessions have been cancelled until further notice, while we explore ways to best support our sector over the coming months. We will post updates as details are confirmed.


Supply Nation has cancelled all travel until 30 June 2020, and will not be conducting any face-to-face meetings or events until further notice.


Please direct any questions to

Submissions for the Supplier Diversity Awards will remain open until December 2020, and the criteria will be broadened to ensure current applicants are not disadvantaged by the postponement.


Please be assured that submissions already submitted or in process prior to Monday 16th March, will not be impacted. You submission will reopen and we will be in contact regarding additional criteria that will be incorporated within the entries – allowing you to showcase additional accomplishments from 2020.


Entries will now close in December 2020, with judging commencing in early 2021.


The 2020-2021 awards will be presented at the Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 27 May 2021 at ICC.

If you have made any travel arrangements associated with Connect, we advise you to contact your providers as soon as possible.


For your reference, the Qantas Group has announced it will give Qantas and Jetstar customers the option to cancel flights and receive travel credits for any domestic and international flights booked until 31st May 2020. The offer is available until 31st March 2020.


Virgin Australia has also varied its cancellation policy and will waive change fees on domestic and international bookings for travel between 15th March and 30th June 2020.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

Australian Government Department of Health

National Coronavirus Hotline — 1800 020 080

Australian Red Cross — 1800 RED CROSS

Salvation Army Australia — 13 SALVOS

Relationships Australia — 1300 364 277

Helpline for SME’s (the Federal Government’s Business Hotline) – 13 28 46

Has your business been affected by COVID-19?