About the COVID-19 pandemic
Find out how we are monitoring and responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how you can help stop its spread, and what to do if you have symptoms. We also report the latest case numbers, official medical advice and information on treatments and vaccines.
Situation in Australia
See our COVID-19 case numbers and the current situation in Australia.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways, see what symptoms COVID-19 presents.
Seek urgent medical attention if you have serious symptoms, such as:
- difficulty breathing
- blue lips or face
- pain or pressure in the chest
- cold and clammy, or pale and mottled, skin
- fainting or collapsing
- being confused
- becoming difficult to wake up
- little or no urine output
- coughing up blood
Protect others and stop the spread
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
To protect others you must:
- practise good hygiene
- practise physical distancing
- follow the limits for public gatherings
- understand how to isolate if you need to
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate to stop the virus spreading to other people.
You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information and advice about COVID-19.
Medical help for COVID-19
If you are having a medical emergency call 000.
GP respiratory clinics
Find out if there is a clinic near you and how to register for an appointment:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Vaccines and treatments
Everyone in Australia will be offered a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about:
Advice for people most at risk
See more information and advice for people most at risk.
Support to stay healthy
Our ongoing support during coronavirus (COVID-19) section has advice on how you can stay healthy during COVID-19 restrictions.
Health and aged care sector
Our advice for the health and aged care sector section includes specific advice for health care workers.
We also have a collection of resources for health care professionals.
Visit australia.gov.au to learn more about COVID-19 support from all of government including financial support and advice for businesses and employees, help for education providers, advice on domestic and international travel and other community services.
How we are managing the outbreak
The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
To find out how the Australian Government is managing COVID-19, go to Government response to the outbreak.