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Australian State and Territory Border Restrictions Update - COVID-19

Updated January 11th 2021


Travel restrictions are in place within Australia between states and territories to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The Australian Domestic Boarders are almost all open however still with different restrictions in each state, navigating travel and relocation within Australia can be challenging.


With our own consultants in every State (Regional and Metro), Elite Woodhams Relocation is ready to help you or your employees navigate the boarder restrictions and ensure a smooth transition, anywhere, anyhow.


If you're travelling interstate, check the below state by state quarantine and self-isolation government requirements for each individual state.


Mask wearing is now mandatory on domestic flights and indoor areas in domestic airports for all persons* in Australia as an additional preventative measure to prevent geographical spread of COVID-19. *masks are not required for children aged 12 and under and those with other accepted exemptions.


Resources for domestic travelers:

NEW SOUTH WALES

Travelers from NSW who have been in Greater Brisbane since January 2 must isolate until 7pm EDT Monday, January 11

The Northern Beaches and surrounding areas lockdown period has now finished and residents are free to travel

Residents of Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains must wear a mask in certain indoor settings.


*** Borders open to travelers from all other states! ***



Travel to and from NSW: NSW Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: NSW COVID-19

Health and self-isolation: NSW Health



VICTORIA


Victoria updated its travel permit system on January 11 to a 'traffic light' system. Greater Brisbane and Sydney remain in the 'red zone' while Regional NSW has moved to 'orange' in the new system.


Anyone wishing to enter Victoria from other parts of the country must first apply for a travel permit, this includes residents returning home.


Travelers from Victoria who have been in Greater Brisbane since January 2 must apply for an exemption to travel, get tested and isolate until receiving a negative test result.


Face masks are mandatory indoors, and number restrictions apply to venues and to the number of visitors to a private home


*** Borders open to all states with a permit, based on the 'traffic light' system ***



Travel to and from VIC: VIC Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Victorian Government

Health and self-isolation: Victoria Department of Health and Human Services



QUEENSLAND


Greater Brisbane will end its 3-day lockdown at the planned time of 6 pm EST Monday 11 January, 2021 with mask use to continue until 22 January.


Travelers who have been in Greater Brisbane since Jan 2, will need to continue to follow the same restrictions as people remaining in the area, meaning they need to follow the mask use directive.


Mask wearing is mandatory in public spaces from the beginning of the lockdown.


Travelers in QLD who have been in Victoria since 21 December should get tested and quarantine until they have a negative result. From 4 January they are barred from visiting QLD hospitals, aged care facilities and disability accommodation facilities.


All travelers from NSW must complete a border declaration form


Border to QLD is closed to Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong.


Travelers arriving from the NSW hotspots must apply for an exemption, and if granted, enter hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Returning residents must declare themselves at the border and are allowed to quarantine in their own homes.


*** Borders open to all other states without quarantine or border declaration ***



Travel to and from QLD: QLD Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Queensland Government

Health and self-isolation: Queensland Health

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


South Australia has declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot. Anyone who has been in the Greater Brisbane area since January 2 must have mandatory Covid testing in SA and any travelers entering SA from midnight January 8 will be required to be tested and quarantine for two weeks.


As of 12:01am 1 January South Australia’s borders are closed to NSW, and essential travelers must apply for an exception.


All travelers must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration


*** Borders open to all states except for NSW ***



Travel to and from SA: SA Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Government of South Australia

Health and self-isolation: SA Health


WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Border now closed to NSW and Victoria, unless travelers hold an exemption.


*** Borders open to all other states without quarantine ***


All travelers will have to fill out a G2G pass registration and scan it on arrival.


Travel to and from WA: WA Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Government of Western Australia

Health and self-isolation: Department of Health – Healthy WA


NORTHERN TERRITORY


The NT has revoked its Greater Brisbane hotspot declaration, travelers will no longer have to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the NT.


All travelers already in the NT who have been in Brisbane since January 2 are encouraged to self isolate and get tested immediately.


Greater Sydney has been declared a Covid hotspot. Anyone travelling from this area must undertake 14 days of supervised quarantine in either Alice Springs or Darwin, at a cost of $2500 per person.


*** Borders open to all other states without quarantine ***


Travelers must complete a border entry form.



Travel to and from NT: NT Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Northern Territory Government

Health and self-isolation: Northern Territory Department of Health


TASMANIA


Tasmania declared Greater Brisbane a high risk area, travel is not permitted from high risk areas without a specially granted exemption, effectively banning all travel from the area.


Travelers arriving in Tasmania from January 8 after 9am who have been in the Greater Brisbane area since January 2 are required to quarantine for up to 14 days. Those who arrived before the cutoff and had been in the area from January 2 can resume normal activities.


Travelers without a suitable premise to isolate in will be placed into a Government quarantine hotel.


Travelers who have been in identified hotspots in NSW & Victoria must apply for an exemption, and those already in Tasmania must self-quarantine and call the public health hotline.


*** Borders open to all other states without quarantine ***

Travelers heading for Tasmania should register their travel and contact details via the Tas e-Travel system.



Travel to and from TAS: TAS Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: Tasmanian Government

Health and self-isolation: Tasmanian Department of Health


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


The ACT has lifted its hotspot declaration for Greater Brisbane, residents and travelers are now able to travel freely into the ACT.


ACT residents who have been in hot spot areas in Greater Sydney, must complete an online declaration, and self-quarantine for 14 days. Non-ACT residents are advised not to travel unless they hold an exemption


*** Borders are open to all states ***


Travel to and from ACT: ACT Government

Quarantine Information: Requirements & Fees

General information: ACT Government

Health and self-isolation: ACT Health


State and Territory Government information

Please refer to your local state government for the latest responses to the coronavirus pandemic. You can also check restrictions in all states and territories using the COVID-19 Restriction Checker.


All information above is as of 16.00 AEST - January 11, 2021 and subject to change at anytime.