As we move beyond restrictions and lockdowns, the next stage in Australia’s battle against COVID-19 remains difficult and uncertain. Life after lockdown is also likely to be different with changes in the way we live, work, and interact. There have been changes in the way healthcare is organised and delivered and there are likely to be more changes ahead as we adjust to living with the virus. As we navigate this transition period it will be important to monitor how these changes impact on health and social wellbeing and how different parts of the community are affected. This information can then be used by health decision makers to inform their policies, programs and planning. The Health Compass project will enable regular and rapid data collection via a series of up to ten rapid surveys that will occur over the next three and a half years. The results from each survey will be rapidly analysed and reported back to health decision makers to aid in planning and decision making