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.

Previously unknown in humans, information about COVID-19 is rapidly emerging from the current pandemic. Researchers together with clinical experts have a key role in the analysis and interpretation of new data and observations.



Getting more information:

Visit the National Palliative Care projects including: -


Research groups involved in evidence and review related to COVID-19:

Rapid access to information

Clinical Trials

Australian Research Organisations

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to supporting national and international efforts, including NHMRC funded experts, to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

The ARC has released advice to Australian research grant holders. Information on COVID-19 related research can also be found by searching the ARC website
The Australian Government has provided $13 million to fast-track research into treatments for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the MRFF.  

Highlighted Palliative care relevant literature

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.


Visit the following websites:


Page updated 02 June 2020