COVID-19 Information

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS MEASURES 30/3/2020

All arrivals from overseas will be quarantined in hotels to prevent people flouting the 14-day self-isolation rule.

National Cabinet agreed to limit both indoor and outdoor gatherings to two persons only. Exceptions to this limit include:

  • People of the same household going out together;
  • Funerals – a maximum of 10 people;
  • Wedding – a maximum of 5 people;
  • Family units.

Individual states and territories may choose to mandate and/or enforce this requirement.

For the latest media releases and announcements from the Prime Minister, head to this page.

The following exceptions to closures of hospitality businesses apply:
– Bottle shops – retail bottle shops and the off-licence operations of licensed premises – further clarification is being sought in relation to how this applies to Hotels;
– Accommodation – the accommodation section of hotels, motels and resorts;
– Restaurants/Cafes – takeaway and home delivery

A copy of the Prime Minister’s statement on this issue can be accessed here.

Stay informed
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve we encourage you to stay up-to-date with the latest information from the relevant authorities. A heat map with the latest data on the number of cases globally and in Australia is available here.

More information including FAQs about coronavirus can be found on the Department of Health’s website or Australia.com and travel advisories on DFAT’s Smart Traveller site.