Commonwealth hotspots

  • The Commonwealth will give financial support to people in lockdown areas if a lockdown lasts longer than 7 days and is defined as a Commonwealth 'hotspot'.

  • The triggers for consideration of a Commonwealth hotspot include:

    • Any area with at least one case of infection in the community with a more transmissible variant

    • A metro area where the rolling 3-day average is 10 locally acquired cases per day (sum of 30 cases in 3 consecutive days)

    • A rural or regional area where the rolling 3-day average is 3 locally acquired cases per day (sum of 9 cases over 3 consecutive days)

    • There is significant discretion to continue the hotspot if cases are in the community and are a variant of concern

    • View Commonwealth hotspots and definitions here

  • The charts below shows 3-day average and 3-day sum for NSW and Victoria. These are total state numbers, not metro or regional breakdowns. ​