Last updated: 19 September 2020 at 7.45am
Western Australia Declaration of State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency
The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19 coronavirus.
Message from the State Emergency Coordinator, Commissioner of WA Police, regarding COVID-19.
Travel and border: State-wide
WA’s borders are now closed, travellers are not able to enter Western Australia unless exempt, exemptions are specified in the directions.
Travel to WA's remote Aboriginal communities is restricted. Exemptions are specified in the relevant directions.
Business and community activity
Isolation and quarantine
Directions relating to self-isolation and quarantine to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Directions for COVID-19 testing and other health requirements under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA).
AFL 2020 Perth Quarantine Hub
These directions provide the terms and conditions under which AFL Club relevant persons and Umpires may enter Western Australia as exempt travellers under the Directions for the purposes of the AFL 2020 Perth Quarantine Hub in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Directions are also to facilitate the operation of the AFL 2020 Perth Quarantine Hub consistent with limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Any other direction relating to the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA).
Western Australian Government response
We understand there is considerable public concern. We are taking the situation very seriously and implementing measures to protect the community and minimise potential impacts of COVID-19. Western Australians should be reassured we have the ability and capability to respond and recover from a pandemic situation.