COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Intrastate travel restrictions

From Friday 29 May

Just in time for the long weekend, the regional boundary restrictions will be lifted except for Kimberley region and the biosecurity zones.

Learn more about travel advice on the WA Government website.

From 18 May

Some regional travel restrictions are relaxed as part of WA's COVID-19 roadmap . Travel is now permitted:

  1. between South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Perth-Peel regionsImage: Travel Map boundaries 18 May 2020.PNG
  2. between Mid West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  3. within Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  4. within Kimberley local government areas (the Commonwealth’s biosecurity zone remains in place). 

View the regional boundaries on our Travel Map.

Exemptions apply to those travelling across regional boundaries for:

  • people travelling to work
  • attending medical appointments
  • transporting freight
  • those who do not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • returning to a place of residence
  • attending school or an educational institution where necessary
  • caring for family members
  • compassionate grounds.

People are encouraged, where possible, to assist police by preparing documentation, such as a letter/email/SMS from an employer, to support their travel between the four boundaries.

For further information on travel advice , visit the WA Government website.  

WA border restrictions

A temporary hard border closure was introduced, to help WA further combat COVID-19.

This means that people will no longer be able to enter Western Australia without an exemption.

Exemptions apply for:

  • senior government officials in the course of duties
  • members of the Commonwealth Parliament and their staff
  • active military personnel on duty in WA
  • specialist skills not available in WA
  • emergency service workers
  • judicial officers or staff members of a court, tribunal or commission
  • persons carrying out a function under a law of the Commonwealth
  • health services when requested by the Chief Health Officer of the Department of Health
  • FIFO workers and their family members
  • urgent and essential medical treatment
  • attending a funeral of a relative or visiting a relative who is critically ill or whose death is imminent
  • transport, freight and logistics (not including airline and maritime crew members)
  • compassionate grounds
  • otherwise seeking approval to enter WA.

To apply for approval to travel, visit the G2G Pass website  or complete a form  available on the WA Government website, prior to travel and submit to WA Police.

Read more about travel to WA and the G2G Pass on the WA Government website.

Restrictions in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities

Travel to WA’s remote Aboriginal communities has been restricted, with exceptions for delivery of essential services, medical reasons, family or cultural reasons.

Any person who is outside of a designated area can only enter that region if they:

  • are providing essential services or supplies
  • have been quarantined for the general public for the previous 14 days
  • qualify for a special exemption (including mining and food production) and adheres to strict conditions that minimise the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Learn more about remote Aboriginal communities -  restrictions on entering on the WA Government website.

Modified: 25 May 2020