Two-parent households are groaning under the weight of it all.
So for single mums and dads the task of working from home, supervising schoolwork and running a household can be crushing, with many putting their health on the line to make it work.
Lisa Malone was in lockdown with her daughter for a week before she realised she was overwhelmed.
Like other parents, the Wollongong woman - a full-time property valuer and sole custodian of eight-year-old Sienna - found she was ill-equipped to take on the extra job of teacher.
I think the isolation is exacerbated as a single, so not being able to mingle makes it that much harder.
"I couldn't get Sienna to sit down and focus on any task, she would fight back with any instruction," Ms Malone said.
"Getting any work done would need me to sit there and talk her through every step, which I guess is somewhat expected at her age.
"I'm definitely not cut out to be a teacher, and have so much respect for those who are."
In order to complete her work, Ms Malone's day would start at the crack of dawn, continue during what would be a lunch break and long after her daughter went to bed.
"I would only have small snippets of time to get any of my work done, and was restricted to what work I could do from home," she said.
Realising she'd hit a wall, Ms Malone packed up and moved them in with her parents at Lake Macquarie for a fortnight.
The new living arrangements meant she had adult company and help looking after Sienna.
"I had an extra set of hands to help with a school subject, to cook dinner some nights and I could make up hours on the weekend when they went on the grocery run, or for a walk, or skateboard on the driveway," she said.
Ms Malone has since moved back into her Wollongong unit and Sienna has returned to school full-time.
As well as the relentless workload, single parents are also dealing with the sudden lack of social contact and its attendant emotional support.
"I think the isolation is exacerbated as a single, so not being able to mingle makes it that much harder," Ms Malone said.
"I've been a bit unsettled with the lack of routine like the school drop-off and going to work, and even the brief social interactions there, and lunch with colleagues verses sitting at home by yourself.
"I really miss AFL too, being able to catch up with the girls and have a run around."
The single mum has had to put her search for love on the backburner.
"When you spend so much time home alone, it's nice to chat to other people in the same boat," she said.
"But there's less activity online, so fewer matches, and it's more knowing that chatting with someone kind of leads to nothing as you can't meet up and go on a date.
"There have been suggestions of say a beach walk as you're allowed to exercise. But the usual pub meet-up, some liquid courage and a safe public place is not an option.
"I guess we will have to see how things go when restrictions are lifted."