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Official Government Information

The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia changes often. Stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of the infection and the steps being taken to slow transmission using the Australian Government’s Department of Health official website.

State and Territory Governments also have their own dedicated local resources:

The Australian Government has prepared a COVID-19 plan for people with disability: Coronavirus – Our plan for keeping people with disability safe.

If you are a culturally and linguistically diverse person with disability, you can access support and translation services via the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787. Alternatively, you can contact the Translating and Interpreting Services line on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Information Helpline.

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

There are a number of symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

If you are sick and think you may have COVID-19, check your symptoms using Healthdirects Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.

Alternatively, if you are worried you may have come into contact with COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080, which is open 24 hours 7 days a week.

The Australian Government is establishing GP respiratory clinics around the country to assess people with COVID-19 symptoms. These are being rolled out gradually. If there is not one in your area, visit your state or territory health department website for more information on fever clinics and other services.

Find out if there is a clinic near you and how to register for an appointment:

Official Apps

The Australian Government has also launched an official app: Coronavirus Australia which is available through the Apple App Store or Google Apps for Android Phones:

Get the Coronavirus Australia app on iOS

The official Coronavirus Australia app developed by Australian Federal Government is available on the iOS App Store.

Get the Coronavirus Australia app on Android

The official Coronavirus Australia app developed by Australian Federal Government is available on the Google Play Store.

The COVIDSafe app is a tool that helps potentially identify people exposed to coronavirus. COVIDSafe supports the current manual process of finding people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. It is available through the Apple App Store and Google Apps for Android Phones.

Coronavirus Hotline

If you are worried you may have come into contact with COVID-19 please call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 which is open 24 hours 7 days a week.