Update to controlled border with Victoria

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WA’s controlled border with Victoria will be elevated.
Map of Australia including NZ on an back background explaining VIC has moved to extreme risk

Based on the latest health advice, Victoria will be further elevated to an ‘extreme risk’ jurisdiction from 12.01am Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

With case numbers continuing to increase in Victoria, and the situation unlikely to improve significantly in the short term, the WA Chief Health Officer has determined the need to elevate conditions on Victorian arrivals.

This means that under the ‘extreme risk’ category travel from Victoria to Western Australia will not be permitted, unless approved under the strictest of conditions.

Under this category, the exemptions for approved travellers has been further restricted to Commonwealth, State officials, Members of Parliament, Diplomats and specialist or extraordinary circumstances determined by the State Emergency Coordinator or the Chief Health Officer. These approved travellers are subject to the following conditions, unless otherwise advised:

  • Undertake mandatory hotel quarantine at a State quarantine facility for 14 days at their expense
  • Undergo COVID-19 testing on days 1, 5 and 13
  • Have returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the past 72 hours
  • Receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible.

Under the extreme risk setting, if a Western Australian returning from overseas falls into one of the above categories, is approved to enter WA and has completed 14 days of supervised quarantine in VIC they will be required to undergo 14 days of self-quarantine in a suitable premises.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the situation and provide advice on border controls.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 24 September 2021