Dr Jeremy McAnulty from Health Protection New South Wales saying there have been no cases of the mysterious coronavirus in the state.
But authorities are preparing a response in case of suspected cases arise.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is to get a briefing from the Chief Medical Officer this afternoon.
In central China, the death toll has risen to nine.
China’s national health commission says at least 440 people have been infected with the virus, which it believes began at a seafood market in Wuhan.
The United States earlier confirmed its first case of the virus in a resident who recently travelled from China.
Cases have also been reported in South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.
Authorities are advising Wuhan residents to remain in the city.
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