Travel Rules within Australia
May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020
The Federal Government has announced that Australia will proceed in an orderly fashion towards reducing coronavirus restrictions in Australia over three stages by July. Each state has a different set of rules, so it is important to keep up to date with any changes in the are you intend to travel.
The NSW government has confirmed that NSW travel will be unrestricted from June 1, which includes travel for leisure and holidays.
NSW has no restrictions on entry to any of its borders.
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All of Victoria’s borders remain open, though it has applied stricter rules around visiting and intra-state travel.
The main rule for travelling in Victoria is that there is now no limit how far you can travel within the state.
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“WE TRAVEL NOT TO ESCAPE LIFE, BUT FOR LIFE NOT TO ESCAPE US.”
Queensland has announced the end of restrictions around visiting Fraser, Stradbroke and Moreton Islands for day trips, but camping is not yet permitted.
People can travel up to 150 kilometres in their region for day trips.
Camping and accommodation plus broader travel up to 250 kilometres from people’s houses will be allowed from June 12.
Photo: Silky Oaks Lodge
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Photo: Margaret River Retreat
Western Australians can now also leave home for non-contact recreational activities, such as private picnics in the park, fishing, boating, hiking or camping.
However, the state’s strict intra-state travel restrictions remain in place.
Your West Australia holiday.…
Photo: Ovolo Nishi
No border restrictions for road travel have yet been imposed in the ACT.
The territory has indicated that there are no formal plans around reducing any of its current restrictions, with officials noting were the territory to open cafes and clubs, it would likely experience an influx of interstate visitors thanks to the lack of border controls.
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Photo: Cicada Lodge
The NT was one of the first territories to impose travel restrictions.
Anyone who arrives by air or road into the Northern Territory is required to self-isolate for 14 days, or risk fines of up to $62,000 and even imprisonment.
Remote communities have also been sealed off from all but emergency workers and medical staff.
Travellers arriving into the NT are now not only be forced to self-isolate for 14 days, they will by law be placed in quarantine in a hotel, and will also have to pay for food and lodging while there.
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There are no restrictions on travel within South Australia.
Previous advice was to re-consider your need to travel to regional areas. This advice has now been relaxed.
Photo: The Trig
Border controls remain in place except domestic travelling. That means that Tasmanians will need to limit their search to Tasmanian locations.
Tasmanian accommodation providers are now allowed to take bookings for visits 15 June onwards. Thank you to Huon Bush Retreats for this information)
Tasmanian residents can quarantine in their principal residence if it is suitable.
International travellers returning to Tasmania are subject to hotel quarantine for 14 days.
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