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.
How to protect yourself and others
Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.
If you have a confirmed case, you need to isolate yourself to prevent it spreading to other people.
What you can do
We can all help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
Read protect yourself and others for advice on:
Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.