IMPORTANT: If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history and any close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS — Use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker to find out if you need to seek medical help.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Click on the links below for answers to questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19.
National Coronavirus HelplineFor information on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
Learn how the vaccines were developed, how they work, and when you might be eligible for vaccination.
Support for your mental health
Is COVID-19 affecting your mental health — including if you’re in quarantine? Find out how to get help.
AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is linked to a rare blood-clotting disorder, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Learn more here.
7 reasons people don't get COVID-19 vaccinations
Still unsure about COVID-19 vaccination? Here, some common concerns are addressed, including about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Other ways COVID-19 affects health
The response to the pandemic is affecting Australians' health in surprising ways. Here's what you should know.
Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Here's how to do it well.
Contact tracing is a method used to slow the spread of infections by identifying people who have been in contact with an infected person.
COVID-19 in pictures
Use these visual guides for advice on how to avoid coronavirus infection and self-isolation tips.
About other coronaviruses
Coronaviruses form a large family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses, including COVID-19 but also the common cold, SARS and MERS.
What is a pandemic?
A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19). Here's what you need to know, including how epidemics are different.
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Last reviewed: April 2021