Transport, freight and logistics drivers

Guidance
Information for transport, freight and logistics drivers entering WA by road from interstate.

WA’s Safe Transition Plan has been updated with a new hard border for approved travellers from Saturday 5 February, 2022.

Entering WA

Transport, freight and logistics drivers need to complete a G2G Pass declaration to enter WA. Transport, freight and logistics drivers from medium, high, and extreme risk jurisdictions may only enter Western Australia if approved, either individually or as part of a class. 

At present, all transport, freight and logistics drivers from medium, high, and extreme risk jurisdictions are approved to enter Western Australia under a class approval, subject to drivers complying with relevant directions.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Testing requirements vary depending on the risk level of the jurisdiction you have travelled through and can include showing proof of having had a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to entry and/or undertaking a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival.

If you have travelled through high and extreme risk jurisdictions:

  • if entering at Eucla or Kununurra, you must:
    • have a PCR test in the 72 hours prior to entry
    • undertake a RAT test in the vicinity of the border crossing – this requirement also applies if you are entering within 100kms of Eucla or Kununurra
  • if not entering at Eucla or Kununurra you must have a PCR test and a negative test result for that test in the 72 hours prior to entry
  • present for testing every 7 days, until you have been in WA for 14 days.

If you have travelled through medium risk jurisdictions:

  • you must have a PCR test in the 5 days prior to entry into WA or present for testing within 24 hours of entering
  • you must undertake a RAT near Eucla or Kununurra if entering at or within 100kms of those border crossings
  • present for testing every 7 days, until you have been in WA for 14 days.

If you have travelled through very low and low risk jurisdictions:

  • you must have a PCR test in the 5 days prior to entry into WA or present for testing within 24 hours of entering
  • present for testing every 7 days, until you have been in WA for 14 days.

You will not need to comply with the 24-hour or 7 day testing requirement if you:

  • leave WA before you would otherwise be required to present for testing
  • are directed to a quarantine centre or hospital
  • are required to quarantine or isolate.

You must carry evidence of each COVID-19 test that is undertaken and produce that as evidence for inspection on request by a relevant officer.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result from a test taken within WA or interstate, or are contacted by WA Health advising you are a close contact of a positive case while in WA, you must:

  • immediately telephone 13 COVID (13 26843) and tell the operator you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • isolate and follow directions in the same way as anyone else who receives a positive result in Western Australia.

A list of COVID clinics is available on the HealthyWA website (external link).   

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

If you have travelled from a low, medium, high or extreme risk jurisdiction, you must be double dose vaccinated to enter WA.

Visit Getting proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for more information.

While you are here

All drivers, except those from a very low risk jurisdiction, must:

  • stay only in suitable accommodation unless you are sleeping or resting in your vehicle,
  • while staying at suitable accommodation:
    • stay inside your allocated room unless otherwise authorised under the direction;
    • not allow any person to access your allocated room;
  • stay 1.5m away from other people
  • practise good hygiene
  • wear a face mask when in public or in the same room as other people;
  • not allow another person to enter the vehicle
  • not enter any place of business or public indoor space except:
    • as authorised by the direction
    • for the purposes of carrying out their duties
    • to get food, drinks and other necessities
    • for health or medical purposes.
  • keep a record of the people they have had direct contact with (name, contact number, date, time and location).

Additional requirements for removalists

 A transport, freight and logistics driver who is a furniture removalist must:

  • travel straight to the removal premises
  • not enter the removal premises when any person not necessary for the removal process is within the premises
  • only enter a removal premises when the TFL worker and each other person present is wearing a face mask.
Page reviewed 20 January 2022