Health issues alerts to provide a warning on disease outbreaks within Australia where multiple states and territories are affected, and outbreaks that may affect Australian travellers overseas. Alerts can also relate to health emergencies including natural disasters and bioterrorist acts where national action is required.
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Find out how we are monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. We also report the latest official medical advice and case numbers.