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Guidance on caretaker conventions

The Australian Government is in caretaker

Government does not stop working while in caretaker mode. The normal administrative work of every department and agency continues. However, any new material, including transcripts and media releases, will not be available on this site.

They will be available from the Liberal Party website, which is not maintained or funded by the Commonwealth of Australia.

  • The 2022 Federal Budget

    The 2022 Federal Budget has been handed down. You can find all Budget papers at budget.gov.au 

  • Australia's biosecurity emergency pandemic measures to end

    The Biosecurity Emergency Determination relating to COVID-19 for Australia will not be renewed when it lapses on April 17. As Australia moves towards living with COVID-19, the following emergency measures will also lapse:

    · negative pre-departure tests for travellers entering Australia.

    · restrictions on the entry of cruise vessels into and within Australian territory – announced on 15 March – will lapse on 17 April 2022.

    International travellers into and out of Australia will still be required to provide proof of double vaccination against COVID-19. Travellers will also still be required to wear a mask while on international flights based on medical advice.

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

Key updates

Up-to-date coronavirus alerts and news. 

State and Territory information

If you are planning to travel, make sure you stay up to date with state and territory information below. 

You can also check restrictions in all states and territories using the COVID-19 Restriction Checker.