Survey of Australian businesses: the labour market impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for participants

The National Skills Commission is conducting a survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Australian businesses.

You may have been directed to this page by one of our interviewers.

The quality of this research relies heavily on the participation of employers like you. We know that your time is valuable and completing this survey will take less than 5 minutes.

What will you be asked?

We will ask you about the extent of the impact on your business since the onset of COVID-19, including if and how you have to operate your business differently; how your staffing levels may have changed; and whether you have new staffing arrangements in place.

We understand that some of these questions may be difficult for you to answer, but we value your direct input and appreciate your contribution, at a time that is difficult for many people.

How will the information be used?

With things changing rapidly, accurate and timely data is essential. The information you provide will assist us to understand the real-time impacts of COVID-19 on Australian jobs and businesses.

This information will be used to keep the government and community informed, so that effective, targeted and well designed responses can be developed.

Information from the survey will be available on this website and on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Our commitment to you

The information you provide is kept secure and confidential. Your information is combined with information from other employers to produce statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the Australian labour market. This means individual businesses are not identified.

Should you have any questions about the survey please contact the Survey Operations Manager on 0429 776 547 or 0405 416 111 or by email at