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Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

This site is regularly updated to give you the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

 

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Contacts for emergency support and government services. 

 

Call the National Coronavirus Line on 1800 020 080 for information and advice.

Essential information

Updated (AEST): 16:45PM on Friday, 29 May 2020

  • The Australian Government has announced $131.4 billion in additional public hospital funding over the next five years as part of a new National Health Reform Agreement. The agreement guarantees no state or territory will be worse off as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Read more about the public hospital funding.
  • Don't be fooled by the misinformation about cures and treatments for COVID-19 circulating on social media. Get your information from trusted sources. For myth-busting and accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 Australia, view our mythbusting page.
  • The Prime Minister has announced $48.1 million in funding for the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan. The plan will support services available in homes, workplaces, aged care, schools and other community sites with a specific focus on vulnerable groups. 
  • Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus is important and support is available. For personal crisis and mental health support services you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1800 512 348 at any time. Go to the emergency support and assistance page for information about additional services that can help you.
  • The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps health officials support and protect you, your friends and family. The app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  • Financial assistance is available to support individuals, households and businesses. 
  • Physical distancing measures are still in place across Australia. However, some states are revising restrictions on public gatherings. Check State and Territory websites for the rules where you live.

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Key updates

Up-to-date coronavirus alerts and news

Health alerts & advice

View the latest advice and recommendations from the Department of Health

Restrictions & safety advice

Understand the current status of restrictions and latest safety advice

Financial support

How to access financial help during the coronavirus pandemic

Business & employer information

Financial support and information for businesses of all sizes

Support for individuals, families & communities

Access services and support to help you through coronavirus

Education & child care information

Latest advice for parents, students and all education providers

State and Territory Government information

Refer to your local state government for the latest responses to the coronavirus pandemic

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