COVID-19 information and updates

COVID-19 update

City of Hobart services

All City of Hobart venues and service providers are currently open as normal. However, there may be some changes to services as a result of COVID-19.


COVID-19 testing

The Tasmanian Government has advised that Tasmania is moving to rapid antigen testing as the primary diagnostic tool to detect cases of COVID-19. See the rapid antigen testing page on the Tasmanian Government website for more information.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test ,you must register your positive test result via the online registration form.

To avoid waiting at testing clinics, it is strongly encouraged that bookings are made at clinics that take bookings. Fill out the online form and request a booking.

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


Business and income support

For up-to-date information on financial support available for businesses affected by COVID-19, please visit the Tasmanian Government's COVID-19 business support page.

Should you require further assistance, please contact the City of Hobart's Business Concierge on 03 6238 2547 or

The Tasmanian Government is providing grants for individuals impacted financially by the need to isolate or quarantine, or who need to take unpaid leave from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More information is available on the Tasmanian Government's COVID-19 individual grants page.

Support package fast-tracked

The City of Hobart has waived permit fees charged to restaurants, bar and café owners for the use of public spaces as outdoor dining areas for three months until the end of March.

Application fees for businesses wishing to create or expand COVID-safe outdoor dining areas have also been waived for the same period - 1 January 2022 until 31 March 2022.

It is hoped the changes will help businesses create new spaces in which people can stay connected, see friends and family in COVID-safer environments while supporting Hobart businesses.


Other information

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

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.

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

Further information on the national response and initiatives, visit the Australian Government website.