COVID 19 Travel Status for Australia – State by State
Updated: 25 August 2020
Inbound non essential international visitors are not permitted.
There is a ban on all overseas travel, with few exceptions.
Discussions are currently being held for travel to and from New Zealand but no offical announcement has been made.
Any changes to the rules below assume adherence to safe distancing and hygiene practices throughout.
Victoria has never had any border closures, meaning the state can welcome interstate visitors. Visitors will need to adhere to their returning state’s guidelines when returning.
7 July: From midnight the border with NSW will be closed for non essential travel.
8 July: From midnight, all residents from Melbourne suburbs and the region of Mitchell are not allowed to leave their place of residence other than for essential reasons. This includes recreational travel to other regions within Victoria and interstate.
Read more and stay up to date on the Victoria Department of Health Services website.
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New South Wales
From 1 June: For NSW Residents you can visit anywhere in NSW for recreational and holiday purposes.
From 1 July, NSW is scrapping the upper limit on patrons per event in favour of the one person per four square metres rule
You may now travel to NSW for a holiday, but must follow the rules of your home state or territory when returning.
From midnight 7 July, the border with Victoria will be closed for non essential (permit based) travel. All other borders remain open.
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25 August: Anyone can enter Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days. Hotspots are Victoria, NSW, ACT. If you have been in a hotspot within the last 14 days, you will no longer be able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at our border—unless you are providing an essential activity.
Check the Queensland government website for all the areas included: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/
20 July: Quarantine restrictions will be lifted but will remain in place for travellers from Victoria. Travellers from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia are able to enter South Australia directly without restriction
Go to the SA Government website for COVID recovery for more.
See the range of South Australian Cycling Tours on our website.
The Northern Territory
The NT borders are closed for non residents and non essential travel.
The Territory has lifted restrictions on parks and reserves including campgrounds on 1 May and residents are free to travel internally. NT is expected to lift all restrictions on businesses, facilities and services by 5 June.
Residents are allowed to travel between areas previously prohibited, with restrictions removed between remaining regions expected to be lifted from 18 May.
Travel between Perth and other regions is still prohibited and interstate travel not permitted.
Mandatory quarantine for 14 days for all visitors
On 18 August 2020, the Tasmanian Premier announced that the Tasmanian border will remain closed until at least 01 December 2020. The border was previously due to reopen on 31 August 2020.
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1 July: ACT borders are open to visitors but residents should not travel to Melbourne hot spots (lockdown postcodes) and likewise anyone arriving into the ACT from Melbourne lockdown postcodes or having visited those areas will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.
On 31 July 2020, the ACT updated its travel advice stating that travel to Greater Sydney should only be conducted for “absolutely essential reasons”.
Stay up to Date
Visitor the offical Federal Government website to stay up to date on all current travel restrictions for both Australian inbound and outbound and for links to each of the states respective policies.
Self drive and self guided trips are now possible in many states. Our self guided cycling getaways are a great way to travel exclusively with your friends or family, and are COVID friendly. Choose from self guided options in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.