We are so close to seeing all state and territory borders reopen again, but there’s still some stuff you need to know before you travel. So, to help, we’ve got the most current travel advice for travelling in and around Australia.

*Note, travel advice is subject to change daily. The below information is current as of the 25th of February 2021!

New South Wales

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Queensland

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Most people can travel freely to Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot.

From 1am AEST Saturday 13 February 2021 anyone travelling from Victoria to Queensland will need to apply for a border pass .

There are restrictions and requirement for anyone who has been in a hotspot or overseas that wants to travel to Queensland.

Find out more about changes to border restrictions and requirements for travelling.

Northern Territory

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  • All people travelling to the Northern Territory must complete the border entry form.

    If you are intending to travel to the Northern Territory from an identified active coronavirus hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans. Likewise if you are a Territorian intending to travel to an active hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans.

    See Google map with current hotspots.

    Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot must undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. If travelling to or from an airport within a declared hotspot, point 4 from the ‘Directions for COVID-19 Hotspots’ below provides advice.

    This will be at your own cost. The cost per person for supervised quarantine is $2500.

    Mandatory supervised quarantine will be at the Howard Springs* quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Northern Territory. All quarantine facilities are alcohol-free.

  • Find out more: www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au

Victoria

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  • A permit system has been established for all domestic travel into Victoria.

    From 5:59pm on 11 January 2021, you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia. Apply for a permit at the Service Victoria website.

    The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. Find more information about red, orange and green permit zones.

    The permit system is for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate travel.

  • There are currently no active declared hotspots
  • Find out more: www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

South Australia

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  • All travellers coming to South Australia are required to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration.

    Cross-Border Travel Registration – SAPOL website

    For families, each individual must complete a separate cross-border travel registration form.

    Notification

    You will be notified by email of your status within 72 hours and given a unique number. You will need to produce this number when crossing the border.

    Victoria COVID-19 traveller Information

    In effect from 12:01 am 18 February 2021.

    Travel from Greater Melbourne is still prohibited.

    People are permitted to travel from Victoria including regional (other than Greater Melbourne) to South Australia providing they have not been in Greater Melbourne on or after 12.01 am on 4 February 2021.

  • Find out more: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

Tasmania

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  • Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the state, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders.

    Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival.

    Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.

  • Find out more: www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

Western Australia

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  • Conditions for quarantine

    As part of our safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, conditions of quarantine apply to travellers coming into WA. These conditions apply to travellers arriving from a low risk state or territory. Travellers from medium risk states and territories are not permitted to enter unless exempt.

    Very low risk states and territories

    (No community cases in at least 28 days)

    • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
    • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
    • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
    • Travellers from very low risk states and territories are not required to quarantine.

    Travellers from a very low risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person from the higher risk classification and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

    Low risk states and territories

    (Less than 5 community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average)

    • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
    • You should wear a mask as directed.
    • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
    • Scan your G2G PASS and then verify you have suitable premises for self-quarantine.
    • If you have suitable premises, enter self-quarantine for 14 days. If not, you will be directed to enter a Government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
    • You must present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

    The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

  • Find out more: www.wa.gov.au

ACT

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