From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.

All travellers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel.

Travelling from overseas

  • All people entering Australia must self-isolate for 14 days.
    • You may board a domestic flight to your intended destination in Australia to self-isolate there.
    • If you are well and not symptomatic, you may self-isolate in a hotel.
    • If travellers do not comply with their 14 day self-isolation requirements, they may face a range of penalties that exist in each State or Territory.

Restrictions in place until: Further notice

Exemptions to travel restrictions

You can travel to Australia if you are:

An Australian citizen

You can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.

Australians are advised not to travel overseas. Australian’s overseas should return home as soon as possible.

A permanent resident of Australia

You can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel. 

A New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia

You can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel. You must carry proof of residency (driver’s licence or documents in relation to your residency).

An immediate family member of Australian citizens and permanent residents

In this case, immediate family means:

  • spouses
  • dependents
  • legal guardians

Without visa – You can’t come to Australia until you have a visa. Apply for a visa and include proof (such as your marriage certificate, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children). If we let you travel, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.

With a temporary visa (except for Partner and Child visa holders) – Attach proof (such as your marriage certificate, evidence of your de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children) and submit this form. Do not travel until we advise that you can. If we let you travel, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.

Partner and Child visa holders (except Prospective Marriage visa holders) can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.