COVID-19: Coronavirus News Australia

Read news, resources and alerts relating to Coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Find out what you need to know about Covid-19 - including its symptoms, the differences compared to influenza, how Covid-19 will affect your travel plans, and more.



How Do the COVID Vaccines Change Your Risk of Infection? And Are You Less Likely to Pass it On?

1 November 2021

Media reports about deaths and hospitalisations of fully or partially vaccinated people in this global pandemic can be a bit confusing, making it hard to work out what the benefit would be for us and our loved ones.

You Now Need a Vaccine Passport in Australia. How Do They Work and What Do You Need Them For?

1 November 2021

The Australian states worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are now opening up after months of infections, lockdowns and restrictions. The vaccine rollout has gathered pace and the number of double vaccinated residents continues to grow.  

International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates (ICVC) for Australians

19 October 2021

From October 19, 2021, Australians have been able to access their International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates (ICVC) through the MyGov website.

WHO: SUBJECT IN FOCUS: Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza

17 March 2020

Both viral infections which cause fever and respiratory symptoms, but what about transmission and other important differences? The WHO published answers to the questions –

Experts answer coronavirus/COVID-19 questions

17 March 2020

Youtube presentation by The Conversation in which questions on COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus are answered by experts Dr Lisa Sedger, a lecturer in Virology, Immunology