Supply Chain Resilience Initiative


On 1 October 2020 the Australian Government announced a new $107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to help position Australia to better respond to future crises such as COVID-19.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic government and industry have worked together to rapidly address critical supply needs. This experience taught us that we need to be on the front foot and the SCRI will help to ensure Australia has access to essential goods and services in the face of external shocks.

Why we are consulting

In implementing the SCRI we’re working with Australian industry to:

  • identify the essential goods and services critical to Australians at times of crisis
  • map industry supply chains and Australia’s manufacturing capabilities
  • evaluate supply chain resilience under normal circumstances and in possible crisis situations

The feedback you provide through this consultation will help us understand:

  • the real and potential vulnerabilities in our supply chains for critical products
  • ways of addressing them

Please ensure your input does not contain any information which is commercial-in-confidence.

Give us your views on the issues affecting Australian supply chains for essential goods and services and how to address them.

Opened  30 Nov 2020

Closes     11 Dec 2020