Victoria transitions to a ‘low risk’ state

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Effective immediately, travellers from Victoria must complete 14 days of self-quarantine and present for COVID-19 testing.
Map of Australia excluding WA on a red background with text explaining WA entry requirements for Victorians have changed.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and following the latest public health advice, WA has strengthened its border with Victoria, transitioning the state from ‘very low risk’ to ‘low risk’.

Under the ‘low risk’ category, travellers from Victoria or those who have travelled through Victoria can enter WA subject to the following strict conditions.

  • present for a COVID-19 test immediately (within 48 hours) and on day 11
  • self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premises
  • complete a G2G PASS declaration, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions the traveller has been in over the previous 14 days
  • land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint for a health screening and to have their G2G PASS declaration checked before proceeding to self-quarantine premises

Advice for travellers entering WA from or via Victoria before the ‘low risk’ category being introduced at 1.00pm, 14 July 2021

Travellers who have visited exposure sites

Any traveller who has been at the listed venues at the specific times is required to:

  • Self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days from the date and time they were last at or in the exposure site
  • Get tested immediately (within 48 hours) and on day 11
  • Wear a face covering and practise physical distancing while attending a COVID clinic for testing.

Travellers who have not visited exposure sites

Any traveller who has not visited exposure sites and arrived before 1.00pm, 14 July should:

  • Get tested if symptoms develop
  • Wear a face covering and practise physical distancing while attending a COVID clinic for testing.

Victorian arrivals are urged to monitor for symptoms and present for a COVID-19 test if symptoms develop.

The WA Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor and review border controls should there be significant changes in the public health situation.

WA's border arrangements are enacted under the Emergency Management Act and failure to follow these directions will be enforceable by law, with penalties ranging from $1,000 infringements to up to $50,000 fines for individuals.

For more information, visit the Controlled border page.

Page reviewed 20 July 2021