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Disaster Support for Flood-Impacted Communities in South Australia

Residents and businesses in nine South Australian local government areas are now able to apply for a range of assistance to help them clean up, get back to business and back into homes.. You can find all Budget papers at Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website.

  • Medibank Private and AHM cyber security incident

    On 25 October 2022, Medibank Private advised that more data has potentially been compromised than originally thought, and affects both AHM and Medibank Private customers.

    If you think you may be affected, it’s important to act quickly. For further guidance, visit

  • Disaster support available

    If you're affected by floods in New South Wales, Victoria or Tasmania there's financial support available. Check your eligibility online before you claim.

  • COVID-19 border restrictions lifted

    On 6 July 2022, the way you travel to and from Australia has changed:

    • People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status
    • People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
    • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
    • Unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia

    Masks are still required for international flights to Australia.

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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.