COVID-19 has been identified as a key issue for health and aged care. The Australian Government has adopted a whole of government emergency response which provides a framework for preparing for, responding to and managing COVID-19 in Australia.
Australia is a diverse nation with different religious, spirituality, sexuality, culture, and socio-economic backgrounds and personal experiences. We are spread across a vast continent with different geographic characteristics and we can have different medical and care needs.
You can call the National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
There is also a phone number of each state or territory public health agency. To find out about local restictions put in place as part of the response to COVID-19 visit the Health Direct Restriction Checker.
Last updated 25 October 2023