COVID-19 Hub

People with disability face specific challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this section of our website regularly with new information and resources, as they become available.

General information

For COVID-19 news, updates and advice, go to australia.gov.au.

For the latest health alerts, case numbers and medical advice, go to health.gov.au.

SBS publishes regular updates in more than 60 languages, including English. Videos are captioned.

Disability-Focused Information

You can call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787 for coronavirus-related help and information. It’s available Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm (AEDT).

If you need information in a language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Gateway.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask to be connected to the Disability Gateway.

Amaze have created social scripts outlining the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Creaky Joints has information on living with chronic illness and disability during the pandemic, including specialist vaccination advice.

Asthma Australia has information for people with asthma.

First Peoples Disability Network Australia has demographic-focused information for First Nations people with disability.

NSW Health has developed a ‘microsite’ where accessible resources on COVID-19 are available for people with disability.