State and territory border closures due to COVID-19
Some states and territories in Australia have closed their borders to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know.
Each state or territory has their own entry requirements.
The most up-to-date information about entry conditions, forms and requirements is on the government website of the state and territory you are travelling to.
Note: Please do not call the 1800 number listed on this website for COVID-19 related enquiries. This number is for issues related to plant biosecurity.
For concerns regarding COVID-19 please use the links below to find out how to contact the relevant authorities in your state or territory.
Australian Capital Territory
There are currently no restrictions on cross-border movement between ACT and NSW, beyond those that apply to everyone (ie not undertaking non-essential travel, maintaining social distancing rules etc)
New South Wales
Department of Primary Industries
There are no current border controls in NSW.
Primary industry production and related businesses and the entire food supply chain are NOT impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. These businesses can continue to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis, though should attempt to practice appropriate social distancing measures.
Northern Territory Government
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
- COVID-19 important information for travellers
- Application for classification as a specified person (PDF | online)
- Tasmanian arrivals form (PDF)
Right now there is no closure or restrictions on Victoria’s borders. Non-essential domestic travel is restricted and Victorians are being urged to stay at home where possible, but key services, like health, freight and logistics – including those that travel across state’s borders, will continue.
If there are concerns about potential variation in state decisions that may impact what is open on one side of the borders and what may be on the other, people should visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au, where they can find regularly-updated information about what is restricted in Victoria.
Western Australia Government