COVID-19 coronavirus: State of Emergency Declarations

Latest information on the measures being taken to protect the community and minimise potential impacts of COVID-19.

Last updated: 1 October 2020 at 1.44pm

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.

Advice on travelling to and around Western Australia.

Regional travel

Travel to WA's remote Aboriginal communities is restricted. Exemptions are specified in the relevant directions.


Directions for COVID-19 testing and other health requirements under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA).

Health professionals advice

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.

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.

COVID-19 coronavirus: Western Australian Government response

Revoked or superseded directions 

Revoked and superseded COVID-19 coronavirus State of Emergency Declarations and Directions.


Page reviewed 1 October 2020