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First things first

Before we can do the things we want to do, there’s something we all need to do first. 

Book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment now

News and updates

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National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID-19 Response

Opening back up in a careful and safe way is the highest priority of the Australian Government.

The modelling from the Doherty Institute has given Australia a clear path and targets for how to do that.

The targets in the National Plan were agreed by all the States and Territories at National Cabinet on 6 August 2021.

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COVID-19 vaccine information for businesses

Businesses and organisations play a vital role in the success of Australia reaching its COVID-19 vaccination targets, limiting restrictions and getting back to normal.

There is a lot businesses can do to support employees with making the choice to be vaccinated.

Find out more about what businesses can do to support employees at

Key updates

Up-to-date coronavirus alerts and news. 
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Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you need to get tested for COVID-19, you have a few different options. Depending on where you live, you may be able to visit a:
- Pop up testing centre
- GPs office
- Respiratory clinic
- Drive through testing site

Find the testing clinic closest to you

Mental health resources

It’s especially important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus. 

Find useful information and resources on the Head to Health website

For personal crisis and mental health support you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or Beyond Blue on 1800 512 358 at any time. 

You can also check emergency support and assistance

Have a look at the How’s your head today? campaign resources.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone over the age of 12 is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the Eligibility Checker or your State or Territory site below to book.