Amendments to WA’s controlled border with Victoria and the ACT

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Border measures with Victoria will strengthen, and travellers from the Australian Capital Territory will be required to undertake a pre-travel COVID-19 test.
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Based on the latest health advice, WA’s controlled border with Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be amended from 12.01am, Monday 6 September.

Victoria

Victoria will elevate to a ‘high risk’' state from 12.01am, Monday 6 September.

Under the 'high risk' settings, approved travellers entering from Victoria, or travellers who have been in Victoria in the past 14 days, will be subject to the following strict conditions to enter WA:

  • if permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days.
  • proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure;
  • proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible;
  • a mandatory requirement to use the G2G Now app on arrival in WA; and
  • COVID-19 tests on days two and 12.

ACT

The Chief Health Officer has also recommended additional changes to the ACT’s ‘medium risk’ settings under the controlled border arrangements. 

From 12.01am, Monday 6 September, approved travellers aged 12 and older are required to undertake a pre-travel COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor and review border controls.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 2 September 2021