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COVID 19 Travel Status for Australia – State by State

Updated:  1 June 2020

All States
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.  This may well be anywhere between 2 weeks up to 2 months away.

Victoria, NSW and ACT borders are in fact open, so it’s possible to travel between these states without quarantine.

Any changes to the rules below assume adherence to safe distancing and hygiene practices throughout.

Victoria
From 13 May: Local residents only will be allowed to go fishing, hiking and join walking groups.
From 1 June:  Re-opening of accommodation and attractions (along with confirmation that Victoria will be able to have its vital ski season from 22 June).
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.
Read more and stay up to date on the Victoria Department of Health Services website.

New South Wales
From 1 June: For NSW Residents you can visit anywhere in NSW for recreational and holiday purposes
You may now travel to NSW for a holiday, but must follow the rules of your home state or territory when returning.

Queensland
1 June: Queenslanders will be able to undertake unlimited travel, including overnight stays throughout the entire state, in a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. More locals will be allowed in cafés, restaurants, pubs and clubs, with an increase in the number of patrons from 10 to 20.
5 June: Venues with more space will be allowed up to 20 customers in each defined area if they follow an approved COVID Safe Industry Plan.
10 July (proposed): Phase three, if all going to plan, the state will also assess whether interstate travel will be allowed at this stage.
Check: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

South Australia
11 May: Residents will be allowed to travel around the state. Camping at national parks will also open for gatherings of 10 people or less.
1 June: Stage 2 easing of restrictions has been brought forward, meaning a 20 person maximum for many venues includes pubs, clubs, restaurants & wineries (wine tastings at tables but without food is OK).
South Australia remains closed to non residents and non essential travel. The state will assess interstate travel on 8 June.
Go to the SA Government website for COVID recovery for more.

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.

Western Australia
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.

Tasmania
Residents are able to visit national parks within 30kms of their homes.
There are no plans to open the border for inbound visitors for the foreseeable future.
15 June (propsed), camping and shacks will be allowed for up to 20 people.

ACT
1 June: Residents are able to travel to NSW for recreational purposes.

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.

 

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