Coronavirus Overview

Overview

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is a fluid situation, that is impacting all aspects of our lives, with varying impacts across Australia and the world.The FRDC will review and update its policies and actions as often as needed, providing updates via the website.

It is important people seek the best, most up to date information:

Government Advice

For up-to-date information on the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19 visit the Australian Government’s website which provides the latest news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

Stay informed and protected

Download the official government apps to stay up to date and protected.

COVIDSafe app

The COVIDSafe app is a tool that helps identify people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps us support and protect you, your friends and family. Please read the content on this page before downloading.

Health Advice

Your health is of prime importance to the FRDC. If you are in need of assistance - even if it's just someone to speak with - the following organisations are worth a call:

The Coronavirus Health Information Line is available to call 24 hrs, 7 days per week for information on Coronavirus 1800-020-080.

Health Direct - list of mental health services