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Domestic travel - Western Australia

Current as of 10 July 2020, at 16:00 AEST

No one can enter Western Australia from outside the state — including residents — unless they've been granted an exemption.

Exemptions apply for:

  • senior government officials in the course of duties
  • people with specialist skills not available in WA
  • emergency workers
  • compassionate grounds
  • people otherwise seeking approval to enter WA

Visit and click on ‘COVID-19 Travel advice’ for the full list of exemptions.


You're not allowed into WA if you’ve been to Victoria in the past 14 days unless you’re:

  • a specific essential worker
  • a transport or freight worker
  • approved to enter by the state emergency coordinator on the advice of the chief medical officer

If you're permitted to enter WA after being in Victoria over the past 14 days, you must take a COVID-19 test on day 11 of your time in WA, or if you develop symptoms.

Other arrivals

If you're a Western Australian returning to WA from interstate after your application for an exemption is granted, you must self-isolate for 14 days. Authorities will advise you where and how to self-isolate.

If you're flying to regional WA from interstate, you may have to quarantine in Perth before you can reach your destination.

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas, you will be placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine wherever you arrive in Australia. You'll be required to pay for this expense in the near future.

International arrivals to Perth Airport have been capped at 525 people per week, which is around 75 people per day. This to ensure that hotel quarantine is manageable and effective.

Exemption application

Apply for a travel exemption at You should submit your application at least 14 days prior to travel.

Regional travel

Regional travel throughout most of WA is allowed.

The Kimberley, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and parts of the East Pilbara have reopened to tourists and travellers.

If you live in the Kimberley region, you can now travel between the following local government areas:

  • Broome
  • Derby-West Kimberley
  • Wyndham-East Kimberley
  • Halls Creek

However, there are travel restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities to protect the health and wellbeing of residents. Breaches of restrictions could result in a fine of up to $50,000.

You can only enter a remote community if you are:

  • a resident
  • entering for family or cultural purposes
  • providing essential services or supplies
  • entering in an emergency
  • otherwise exempt to enter

The above exemptions only apply if the person entering the remote community:

  • is not displaying symptoms or awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • has not been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • has not been exposed to COVID-19 or been in an environment where they could be exposed — such as hospitals or aged care facilities — 14 days prior to entry.

For more information on restrictions in Western Australia, visit, and select ‘COVID-19 Information’.

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