About COVID-19


World Health Organisation

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Protect Yourself​ Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. ​

Travel Advice For the most up to date travel advice

Myth Busters Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

For more information from the World Health Organisation head to their Q&A page here>>>

Training Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) training: Online training


Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Coronavirus Resource Center: Global mapping of the virus


Australian Government Department of Health

Current Status

Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and media

Launch of the coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources A list of resources in English about COVID-19, including fact sheets, guidelines, and other publications.​

Current status in Australia

For daily reports of reported COVID-19 cases, go to the current situation and case numbers.

For what we’re doing to slow the spread, go to Government response to COVID-19.

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 good hygiene, self-isolation, and social distancing.

To help protect people most at risk, follow our advice on public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups.

Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Our advice for travellers provides information on airport and in-flight biosecurity measures, travel restrictions and other arrangements that apply.



This Way Up - St Vincents Hospital and UNSW - available free for the duration of COVID-19


Support Act - The 24-hour arts support line 


The Wellbeing Collective