This year has been a pretty intense one in Australia, with the year starting with devastating bushfires and then the Coronavirus Pandemic.

And, as you would expect that has changed the search habits of Australians, with terms like SARS being searched more than ever.

As we headed into lockdown, Nintendo game Animal Crossing has also been added to the list.

Here are Australia’s top search terms for 2020 (so far):

  1. Coronavirus
  2. Social Distancing
  3. Worldometers
  4. Panic buying
  5. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  6. Black Lives Matter
  7. Pandemic
  8. Hand sanitiser
  9. Animal Crossing
  10. Spanish flu
  11. Kobe Bryant
  12. Zoom Video Communications
  13. Social Isolation
  14. Quarantine
  15. Toilet paper
  16. Furlough
  17. TikTok
  18. Bushfires in Australia
  19. Epidemic
  20. Stockpile

As well as terms, here are the most popular questions asked:

  1. How many cases of coronavirus in Australia?
  2. What is coronavirus?
  3. How did coronavirus start?
  4. How many people have died from coronavirus?
  5. What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
  6. What does simp mean?
  7. When will coronavirus end?
  8. How long does coronavirus last on surfaces?
  9. Can you get coronavirus twice?
  10. Is coronavirus airborne?
  11. How old is Addison Rae?
  12. How to make hand sanitiser.
  13. Is Kim Jong Un dead?
  14. When is minecraft shutting down?
  15. Where to buy toilet paper.
  16. How is coronavirus spread?
  17. What is the name of the kingdom in Tangled?
  18. Can dogs get coronavirus?
  19. Why is everyone buying toilet paper?
  20. When does jobkeeper end?

What a year it’s been, so far.

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