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Intrastate restrictions

From Friday, May 29, the regional boundaries will be lifted except for regions that are bound by the Commonwealth's designated biosecurity determination and 274 remote Aboriginal communities. 

The WA Police Commissioner and the State Government are working with the Federal Government to remove the Commonwealth designated biosecurity areas from Friday, June 5 - around two weeks earlier than the anticipated deadline set by the Federal Government. This means until then, people will need an exemption to enter the Kimberley region, parts of the East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.

For more information read the Premier's media release or visit

Interstate and international travel

A hard border closure preventing people entering Western Australia from other States and Territories within Australia, is now in place. There will be exemptions to include people who work in areas such as health services, emergency service workers or transport, freight and logistics and compassionate grounds.  Read more in the Premier's media statement or on the State Government website.  

From 21:00 AEDT, 20 March, 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. For the latest information relating to travel in Australia see the Department of Home Affairs website.

To find out about any flight cancellations please check with individual airlines. 

The Australian Government's Smartraveller website also provides travel advice for Australians. For a fact sheet about border measures go here

Cruise ships

All international cruise ships have been banned from sailing into or out of Australian ports for 30 days, from March 15, 2020.

Visit the smartraveller website for more information.  

The Premier has authorised the WA Police Commissioner to stop any non-Australians cruise passengers who arrive at WA ports from  disembarking the ship. Those people will be required to stay on the ship, until arrangements have been made for them to be privately transported to the airport to fly to their home country. These orders will be made under the Emergency Management Act.

Last Reviewed: 2020-05-25