Coronavirus Information

Health – Whilst the situation is evolving, it is important that we all act on the basis of the most up-to-date medical advice available. Do not believe everything you read on the internet or Facebook. For reliable and regularly updated advice, please visit The most important advice right now is to limit your contact with other people and stay at home as much as you can – especially older Australians.

Translated in-language health advice can be accessed through the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal.

If you have flu-like symptoms, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Hotline 24/7 on 1800 020 080.

Small businesses – Information on financial assistance measures announced by the Federal Government can be found here, or by calling 13 28 46.

Australian Tax Office – Details about the most recent package, including tax obligations, can be found here.

Services Australia (including Centrelink) – Information on financial support for those affected by the virus, including those required to self-isolate without sufficient leave, can be found here.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Full travel advice can be found here in the first instance. For urgent consular assistance, please call the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra on 1300 555 135.

Education – The Queensland Premier has announced that from Monday, 30 March, Queensland schools will be pupil free but will be remain open for children of essential workers. The school holidays begin on Monday, 6 April with schools scheduled to re-open on Monday, 20 April. More information is available here.

Mental Health – It is important to care for your mental health during these uncertain times. Information is available through Lifeline here, or by calling 13 11 14.

If I can be of assistance with any Federal matters, please contact me on 3879 6440 or email [email protected]