Diverse Populations and COVID-19 resources 

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.

Getting more information

Visit the National Palliative Care projects including:

Advance Care Planning Australia palliAGED ELDAC TEL

Older people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Culturally and Linguistically diverse (CALD) groups


LGBTI community

People with disability

People in places of detention

Getting more information

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.

Visit the following websites:

Last updated 25 October 2023