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Intrastate travel

Eased transitional restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions will take effect from 12.01am Saturday, May 1 and remain in place until 12.01am Saturday, May 8 to keep Western Australia safe.

These restrictions are specific to the Perth and Peel region, and include mandatory face masks in indoor public venues, including workplaces and on public transport.  Masks are not required outside except where physical distancing is not possible.

Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions since April 17, but has since travelled to another region, must also wear a mask subject to the above conditions.

Travel within Western Australia is permitted – with some restrictions remaining on some remote Aboriginal communities.

More information is available at wa.gov.au.


Interstate travel

As of 12.01am on November 14, 2020, WA transitioned to a controlled interstate border, whereby travel from ‘very low risk’ and 'low risk' states and territories is permitted, with conditions on arrival including declarations, temperature tests and possible COVID-19 testing.

'Very low risk' jurisdictions are those that have had no community cases for at least 28 days. 'Very low risk' states and territories currently include ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria.

All travellers must complete a G2G Pass declaration prior to entry.

For more information visit wa.gov.au.
 
Travellers entering WA from New Zealand, via another state

New Zealand is set to join WA's safe and sensible controlled interstate border as a 'very low risk' jurisdiction from 12.01am, Monday 19 April, pending no further outbreaks.

This means travellers from New Zealand will be able to enter WA without having to quarantine, subject to strict conditions.

To prohibit border hopping from other countries outside of Australia and New Zealand, currently arrivals, outside of Australia, entering New Zealand must also complete 14 days of quarantine similar to arrangements in place for international arrivals into Australia.

Travellers entering WA from 'very low risk' jurisdictions must:

  • Complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration prior to travel
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.


International travel

From March 20, 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia from overseas. 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.

Cruise ships

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

Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.  

Last Reviewed: 2021-04-30