Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

This page is regularly updated. Information was last updated on Monday 24 February 2020.

For health advice please visit the Department of Health website.

For information on travel restrictions please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Novel coronavirus (also called 2019-nCoV) is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans. The Australian Government Department of Health is working across agencies and with states and territories to implement measures to manage the risk of novel coronavirus.

Minister Dan Tehan’s Video message

Factsheets for schools and early childhood education and care services, parents, students and universities are available below:

These resources are also available in Simplified Chinese.

Further information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website. 

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has also developed fact sheets providing advice:

A list of the number of student visa holders who may be affected by the travel restrictions or home isolation requirements due to the novel coronavirus is available on the International Education website.