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Coronavirus Covid-19

COVID-19 - Tasmanian Government information

The Tasmanian Government has launched a website in relation to the issues associated with the coronavirus covid-19.

The website is being updated in ‘real time’ so it is really the best place to go when one is looking for advice, information and answers to questions. 

To visit the website go to

COVID-19 - Australian Government information

In an effort to combat misinformation the Australian Government has set up a new website for the community that provides trusted sources of information on all matters related to Covd-19:

Please continue to pass your concerns and questions to us in writing at or via telephone at 03 6281 9446.

Useful links

Information about COVID-19 changes rapidly.  Find the latest information 
from these websites which are updated regularly as information changes.

SBS provides coronavirus information in 63 languages

SBS has just launched a new multilingual online portal on COVID-19 in 63 languages

The whole-of-government website collates all COVID-19 updates and information from all Australian government agencies

This website is your one-stop-shop as it links you to information, available services and selected state and territory resources.


Visit the Department of Health website for the latest information on how to protect yourself and others, advice for travellers and those working in the health sector, as well as the latest information on health response measures

Australian citizens outside Australia

If you are an Australian citizen currently overseas or outside Australia and you wish to return home, you should do so soon.

For urgent Australian consular assistance contact:
⦁ +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
⦁ 1300 555 135 from within Australia

For general information about assistance for Australian citizens overseas, see the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website

Temporary visa holders in Australia

Temporary visa holders in Australia must remain lawful by applying for a new visa before their current visa exp​ir​es. This includes Temporary visa holders unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19. See what to do to stay longer in Australia by going to the Department of Home Affairs website's stay longer section

Temporary visa holders can request to waive ‘no further stay’ conditions imposed on their current visa, within the 2 months prior to the expiry date. See the Department of Home Affairs about how to request a waiver.

Students are able to work extended hours within supermarkets and the aged care sector. Find out more on the Department of Home Affairs website.  

Temporary visa holders outside Australia

From 9 pm, AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.

Some exemptions are in place for temporary visa holders who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia. You will need to apply online for an exemption through the Department of Home Affairs before attempting to travel to Australia.

TAS State Government updates

The Tasmanian Government is working closely with the Commonwealth and state and territory jurisdictional governments to respond appropriately to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Latest information on the measures being taken to protect the community and minimise potential impacts of COVID-19, is available on the Tasmanian Department of Health's  website.

The Tasmanian Government has declared a State of Emergency and tough border restrictions are in place. Important information for travellers who are arriving into Tasmania is available on the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website.

Resources in community languages

The Australian Government provides translated COVID-19 information resources in various community languages.

The Australian Government response to COVID-19 is changing rapidly in response to the evolving situation. Information on websites will continue to be updated in line with the decisions announced by Government. These updates will subsequently be translated and become available from the following websites: