"The SARS-COV2 virus continues to mutate and it is important that events in both humans and animals are closely monitored and that research continues to be undertaken in this area. The World Organisation for Animal Health (the OIE) regularly monitor events in animals globally and has a standing FAO (food and agricultural organisation)-OIE Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 evolution in animals to provide advice on the risks related to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 (through mutation or recombination) in animal populations. There have been no reports of the SARS-COV2 virus in domestic animals or wildlife in Australia.
The current advice is that vaccination of animals in Australia is not required and there are no approved animal COVID 19 vaccines registered in Australia. The Australian government monitors this situation closely through monitoring emergence of new research and advice from global organisations, such as the OIE, and will modify its advice if required.
Pets are considered family members and in the event that there is a COVID positive person is in the house, contact should be limited, just as you would limit contact with other family members, whilst ensuring that the health and welfare needs of both people and pets are met. (without impacting their health and welfare.)"