COVID-19 and border restrictions
This page provides information and relevant links for people who need to cross the border, or residents of cross-border communities.
Even where cross border travel is permitted, you should continue to practise physical distancing and good handwashing hygiene. If you have even the mildest symptoms, you should get tested and stay at home.
The NSW Government does not currently have any border restriction orders in place but rules can change quickly.
- For up to date information on border restrictions, go to the NSW Government website.
- Get all the information about Hotel Quarantine for people entering NSW from overseas.
- Check the latest news on the NSW Heath website for updates on venues of concern and updates on outbreaks (most recent news is at the top of the list).
- Before you travel, check the latest restrictions in your destination here.
Other State and Territory restrictions:
Some states and territories have restrictions in place.
Conditions are changing quickly and anyone planning to cross a state or territory border are advised to check for the latest requirements and conditions.
- Australian Capital Territory - Advice on travel restrictions is available on the ACT government coronavirus website
- Northern Territory - Advice on border restrictions and hotspots is available NT Coronavirus website
- Apply for a NT border entry here
- Queensland - Advice on border restrictions is at the Queensland COVID 19 website
- Before travelling to Queensland, check the latest urgent announcements on restrictions
- Apply for a Queensland border declaration pass here
- South Australia - Advice about travel restrictions in South Australia is available on the South Australia COVID 19 website
- Tasmania - Advice is available on the Tasmanian government coronavirus website
- Register for a Tas e-Travel QR code here
- Victoria - Advice on travel restrictions is at the Victorian Coronavirus website
- Apply for a border permit here
- Western Australia - Information on controlled borders is on the WA Government COVID19 website
- Apply for a G2G pass to enter WA here
- If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain or a severe fever, call triple zero (000).
- The National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 can answer questions about symptoms. Staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- For international travellers more information is available at covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au
- Advice for Australians overseas: DFAT’s Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 from Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas. For non-urgent enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.