COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Find out more information about it from the links below.

 

Coronavirus information in your language

News and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) is available in 63 languages from SBS.
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Australian Government update

Get latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.
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Australian Government update

State and Territory Government information.
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