COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and updates

Blue and pink Covid-19 update

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to book a COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 testing

If you have a fever, runny nose, cough, sore/itchy throat or shortness of breath, call your GP or the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange to be tested for COVID-19. Testing is only available with a referral from a GP or the Public Health Hotline. A testing clinic is currently operating in Hobart.

After being tested, you will be instructed to self-isolate until you’ve been told your test result. The clinic that conducted your test or your GP will call you with your results. It usually takes at least 48 hours.

For more information see the testing for COVID-19 page on the Tasmanian Government website.

City of Hobart customer services

The City of Hobart's Customer Service Centre has re-opened for in-person payments and enquiries. Physical distancing and hygiene measures are in place, so please observe any directions or signage. Contactless payment is encouraged. Please don't come in if you are feeling unwell.

Online and phone services continue to be available and are encouraged where possible. Assistance is available between 8.15 am and 5.15 pm weekdays by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au or phone on 03 6238 2711

For more direct contact details see our contact us page.

Closures, cancellations and service disruptions

City of Hobart venues, events and activities that have been closed, cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Cancelled:

  • Legacy Park community bake days

Service Changes:

  • Tasmania’s Own Market is now operating every Saturday in place of Salamanca Market. You can also shop online at salamancamarket.com.au

Rate and rent relief

The City of Hobart has developed a $3.5 million Community Support Package to assist ratepayers and businesses experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.

For more information visit our financial hardship rates relief page.

City of Hobart Grants

The City of Hobart has provided funding to support the delivery of community and creative projects and programs that support the community to respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. For details of projects that have been funded under the Resilient Hobart Grant stream visit our grants recipients page.

For information on other grants available visit our grants and funding page.

State and National information and resources

The Tasmanian and Australian Government resources have the most up-to-date information regarding a wide range of COVID-19 topics, including current restrictions, vaccinations and support measures.

Tasmanian Government information and resources

The Tasmanian Government has established a dedicated Coronavirus website to provide information about COVID-19, including up-to-date advice about:

  • current restrictions 
  • testing
  • self-isolation
  • travel to and from Tasmania
  • other state and federal government restrictions.

Translated information is available on this website in many languages.

Australian Government information and resources

The Australian Government provides daily updates on the status of COVID-19 in Australia on the Department of Health website.

For up-to-date information on the national response and initiatives, including vaccinations, economic stimulus and support measures, visit the Australian Government website.

To make updates easily available, the Australian Government has launched the Coronavirus Australia mobile app, which is available free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. A WhatsApp channel has also been established on iOS or Android (send to +61 400 253 787).

Information about international travel restrictions, including how they affect Australians returning home from overseas and holders of international visas, is available on the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.