Downloading the COVIDSafe app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. This app helps state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
The COVIDSafe app is part of the Austrlain Government's work to slow the spread of COVID-19. It gives the government confidence they can find and contain outbreaks quickly, which will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australia safe.
The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary and the more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.
State and territory health officials can only access app information if someone tests positive and agrees to the information in their phone being uploaded. The health officials can only use the app information to help alert those who may need to quarantine or get tested.