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.

Current status

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic on 11 March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic declaration is still active.

Situation in Australia

See our COVID-19 case numbers and the current situation in Australia. 

Latest news

Keep up to date with our COVID-19 news and media or see our COVID-19 resources.

Seeking help

You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information and advice about COVID-19.

Medical help for COVID-19

If you have used the symptom checker and it advises you should seek help or get tested, see how to seek medical help for COVID-19

If you are having a medical emergency call 000.

Vaccines and treatments

Learn more about:

Advice for people most at risk

See more information and advice for people most at risk.

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.

How we are managing the outbreak

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Check our collections of resources and translated resources for more information about COVID-19.

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