About COVID-19

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. 

Disease type: 
Listed human
Vaccination available under NIP: 
Notifiable disease: 


Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. In Australia, COVID-19 vaccines are available for free under the COVID-19 vaccines program.

Good hygiene, wearing face masks, and physical distancing can also help prevent transmission. Learn more about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  


Find out more about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

See our health alert for information about COVID-19:

Surveillance and reporting 

COVID-19 is a nationally notifiable disease

See our reports on COVID-19 case numbers and statistics.

Related programs

There are a wide range of physical, mental and financial support services available to Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 
8 July 2022