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  • Abortion legislation reform

    The State Government, through the Department of Health, is proposing changes to existing abortion legislation to improve access to safe and timely abortion care in Western Australia.


  • Pregnant woman holding rapid antigen test

    COVID-19 home monitoring program to conclude

    Western Australia’s COVID-19 home monitoring program WA COVID Care at Home will come to an end on 31 December 2022, with the last intake of patients occurring on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

  • Family of 3 standing on a beach as the sun sets behind them

    COVID-19 State of Emergency ceases in WA - what it means for you

    Western Australia’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end at 12:01am this Friday, 4 November 2022 and COVID-19 will be managed through sustainable public health measures, vaccination and targeted testing processes.

  • Person using rapid antigen test kit

    Transition of PCR testing continues

    From July this year, PCR testing services at COVID clinics have been gradually scaling down as part of a planned transition.

  • Nitrous Oxide gas canisters (Nangs) in WA

    Nitrous oxide (N2O) is used as a medicine for the purposes of anaesthesia, sedation or pain management. In domestic and commercial catering settings, it is used as a propellant for whipped cream, to infuse flavours into alcoholic drinks, and to create mousses and foams.

  • Woman testing herself with rapid antigen test

    Doctor's referral needed for PCR testing by a private clinic

    A reminder that starting tomorrow, Saturday 1 October 2022, a referral from a GP or other medical practitioner will be needed for PCR testing for COVID-19 by private pathology providers.

  • Three women wearing facemasks standing on train platform

    Be COVID-prepared when you travel

    With people planning to see family and friends over the spring school holidays, it is important to be prepared and follow current COVID-19 public health and social measures.

  • Two people in waiting room wearing surgical masks

    Public holiday COVID testing clinic opening hours

    Public COVID testing clinics in the metropolitan Perth area will close early on Thursday, 22 September and Monday, 26 September for the National Day of Mourning and Queens Birthday public holidays.

  • Female nurse in PPE gear

    Mask-wearing rules to ease on public and passenger transport

    Face masks are no longer mandatory on public and passenger transport in Western Australia, including trains, buses, rideshare services, taxis and domestic and international flights.

  • Elderly woman on phone

    Reduced isolation period for COVID-19 cases and close contacts

    The isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19 has changed from 7 to 5 complete days.