Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Road to recovery

As we transition to economic and business recovery from COVID-19, CPA Australia has developed tools and resources to help you, your clients and your business navigate the challenges ahead and build towards a reimagined future.

Continue to explore our vast resources, advice and guidance on COVID-19 for other key topics.


Times of crisis impact businesses in different ways. Watch to find out how CPA Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery can help you navigate challenging times and determine the future of your business.

Roadmap to Recovery
CPA Australia has developed a one-page roadmap with links to the resources you need to help navigate your way through recovery.
Uploaded May 2020 | PDF

Business recovery from COVID-19: Tips for small business
Governments are easing restrictions in stages, which means businesses will recover at varied paces based on geography and industry. Access our tips, checklists and templates to help start your business recovery.
Uploaded May 2020 | PDF

 Video also available in Malay and Mandarin.


The Roadmap to Recovery podcast series explores ways to navigate challenging times and determine the future of your business. The series has three parts: respond, recover, and re-imagine and re-invent.

Part 1: How businesses can respond to the COVID-19 lockdown
In part one of the Roadmap to Recovery podcast series, Mike Sewell FCPA discusses how businesses have responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and how they are recovering. He provides practical tips to improve the cash position of a business, suggestions for how businesses should approach the recovery phase, and how to reconsider strategy for the post-COVID-19 environment.
Uploaded June 2020 | Podcast

Part 2: How businesses can recover from the COVID-19 lockdown
In this podcast episode, Mike Sewell FCPA discusses practical ways businesses can react when they’ve been hit, or are about to be hit, by substantial revenue reduction due to COVID-19 lockdowns. He offers lessons learnt from businesses who've already been through the crisis of their work and clients diminishing, and explains how businesses can prepare and act to ensure survival.
Uploaded June 2020 | Podcast

Part 3: How businesses can reimagine and reinvent after the COVID-19 lockdown
In this podcast episode, Mike Sewell FCPA discusses the types of businesses that have experienced high demand throughout – or due to – the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the challenges they face. He provides practical ways businesses can manage a temporary spike in demand, and offers lessons other businesses can learn from these high growth businesses.
Uploaded June 2020 | Podcast


Bernard Salt predicts staircase recovery for Australia post-pandemic
In this podcast episode, Bernard Salt provides an insight into the economic and social trends in Australia for the remainder of this year and beyond. Hear why he thinks the path ahead is a "staircase recovery" and why the real issue is how to navigate it.
Uploaded May 2020 | Podcast

See further resources to support you on the road to recovery.

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Exiting your business

Guide to exiting your business
Most businesses affected by a disaster will reopen their business in some form. Some businesses affected by a disaster, however, will close. This is a legitimate business decision that should be part of your consideration. There may be many reasons to wind up a business and you should see advice from a professional to discuss your options. Below are resources that can help.
Uploaded June 2020 | PDF