Australia Domestic Border Guides

Up to date as of 5pm 20/11/20

New South Wales

NSW is open to all states without restriction except for Victoria.

Anyone currently in VIC wishing to travel to NSW needs to be a NSW Resident or have a special exemption.

This restriction for Victorians is due to be fully lifted on the 23rd November. 

South Australians are urged to delay their travel and only travel if necessary.

Northern Territory

NT operates on a “hotspot” system.

If you are arriving into the NT from or through a hotspot you are required to undertake a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility.

Current hotspots:

There are no restrictions if you have not been to a hotspot within 14 days.


QLD runs on a “Hotspot” system.

If you have been in a hotspot in the 14 days before entering queensland you will not be able to enter unless you are a QLD resident (or have an essential reason) and you will then have to Quarantine for 14 days.

If you have not visited a hotspot you are able to get into QLD with no restrictions.

Current hotspots are:

It is expected that by early December there will be no more active “hotspots” defined by QLD.

QLD residents are advised to not to travel to any “hotspots”.

South Australia

South Australia is urging for all residents not to do any interstate travel. 

Anyone arriving in SA should aim to complete the Cross-Border Travel Registration at least 14 days before you leave.

Borders are open to all states besides Victoria.

Travellers from these states MUST NOT transit via VIC airports and only approved VIC roads.

Travel from Victoria is only permitted for essential travel and there is a compulsory COVID-19 test for all permitted VIC arrivals. All arrivals must be approved prior.

Western Australia

 WA is operating under a restricted access system.

People will be able to enter WA without Quarantine from areas that have had no community transmission in 14 days.
These currently include:

  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • ACT
  • Northern Territory

Those with less than 5 community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average must self quarantine for 14 days and take a COVID-19 test on Day 11.
These currently include:

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales

Visitors from South Australia are not able to visit unless it is for essential travel. 


ACT only has entry restrictions from people coming from Victoria. Every other state is free to visit the ACT with no restrictions.

If you are from Victoria you are banned from entering ACT unless you are a resident or have a special exemption. If you are able to enter you will have to quarantine for 14 days.

It is unknown when this restriction will be lifted, although it will most likely be gone by the end of November.


Arrivals in Tasmania MUST register in the Tas e-Travel system prior to your arrival in Tasmania (find it here).

Additionally TAS has a three tier system.

Low Risk Areas (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, WA, NZ)

Travellers who have ONLY spent time in Low Risk areas in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine.

You are able to transit through High/Medium-Risk locations with certain restrictions.

Medium Risk Areas (VIC, SA)

People who have been in a medium risk area  within 14 days are required to quarantine at a suitable premises or government designated facility. (this can be waived if travel is for work, health, compassionate and other specific reasons)


Victoria currently has no restrictions on other states entering BUT is urging South Australia’s to postpone any non essential travel.

Anyone arriving from SA MUST have a permit and entry is only allowed in special circumstances.

Additional more detailed information for each state can be found here.

This web page is intended as a guide only. Please check with the official state and federal websites for up to date information.

Remember to pay attention to the current restrictions as your holiday approaches as all of this is subject to change.

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