Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced the government made the decision after receiving scientific advice.
“I will be calling on Australians to do it, frankly, as a matter of national service," the country's prime minister said of the effort to rein in the coronavirus.
“As lovely as it is to have visitors to Australia, it is time – as it has been for some while – to make your way home."
The difference between how world leaders and President Donald Trump have responded to the Coronavirus outbreak couldn’t be more different.
"We are still yet to hit the worst of it," New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters Saturday evening.
Residents yelled at the visiting leader for his inaction, telling him he should be "ashamed" and that he'd "left the country to burn."
The conservative leader defended his government's climate policy, rejecting pleas to downsize the nation's massive coal industry.
Six people have died and a thousand koalas were burned alive in unprecedented wildfires, but Australia's leader has refused to talk about climate change.
President Donald Trump may have committed another impeachable offense, this time on a phone call to Australia.
The president contacted other countries to help investigate the Mueller probe's origins "at Attorney General Barr's request," according to the Justice Department.