The NRL will attempt to forge on with the 2020 season despite strict new coronavirus measures which have prompted the AFL to postpone its competition.
A wide-ranging shutdown of non-essential services has been walked back after a meeting between the prime minister and state and territory leaders.
Schools will resume classes after the Easter holidays based on the latest medical advice relating to the coronavirus.
The federal and state governments have ordered clubs, pubs, churches and cinemas to close in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Iconic theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World will be closed from Monday amid COVID-19 concerns and government restrictions.
NSW Health has confirmed 26 people from the Ruby Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19.
The AFL has been suspended, the AFLW season is over with no premiers and the ability of Australia's other professional football codes to play on through the coronavirus pandemic appears increasingly untenable.
The AFL has been plunged into the fight of its life after drastic new coronavirus measures put in place by federal and state governments prompted the shutdown of the 2020 premiership season.
All non-essential travel within Australia should be cancelled to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government has urged, after border closures in several states.
The virus pandemic has advanced with the US and Europe reporting soaring new cases, prompting a scramble in some regions to set up additional hospital beds and replenish much-needed medical supplies.