COVID-19 has been identified as a key issue for health and aged care. The Australian Government has adopted a whole of government emergency response which provides a framework for preparing for, responding to and managing COVID-19 in Australia.


The Department of Health is providing continuously updated information and resources to assist the community in dealing with COVID-19. To stay informed you can download the 'Coronavirus Australia' government app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the government WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

Getting more information

You can call the National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

The phone number of each state or territory public health agency is available at

Visit the following websites

Page updated 16 December 2021