How to download the COVIDSafe app

Watch the NDIS video about how to get and use the COVIDSafe app.

About the COVIDSafe app

1 May 2020
  • The Australian Government has made an app called COVIDSafe.

    The app helps keep the community safe from Coronavirus.

  • You use the app on your mobile phone.

    You can choose to have the app or not.

  • The app records who you have been near.

    Health workers contact you if you have been near someone with COVID-19.

Get the COVIDSafe app

  • Go to App Store or Google Play on your phone.

  • Download the COVIDSafe app for free.

    Agree to share your information with the government.

  • Add your

    • Name and age range
    • Postcode and mobile phone number
  • You can ask someone to help you get the app.

    You can delete the app any time.

How the COVIDSafe app works

  • COVIDSafe uses Bluetooth on your phone.

  • Turn Bluetooth on and keep it on.

  • COVIDSafe makes a record of the people you come into close contact with.

  • The app will use some of your phone battery.

    You might need to charge your phone more.


  • Your information is kept private.

    Health workers will not share the name of people who have Coronavirus.

For more information


  • You can download COVIDSafe app to help keep everyone safe.

    On your phone go to

    This information is made by CID and funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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