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COVID-19 information by state and territory

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Advice on coronavirus (COVID–19) regarding; self–isolation, education, travel, events and work may differ between states and territories. Click on the links below for local information.

Use the COVID-19 Restriction Checker to find out what you can and can't do in your state or territory.


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Western Australia

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More frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19

Click on the links below for answers to common questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Information and alerts

Visit the Department of Health's website for the latest alerts on COVID-19 in Australia, or the World Health Organization's website for global updates.


Resources in other languages

COVID-19 resources in other languages are available from the Department of Health, as well as from the ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and WA health departments.

Information is also available in Aboriginal languages (NT).


Information for health professionals

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) provides coronavirus (COVID-19) information for GPs.

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Last reviewed: July 2020


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