COVID-19 coronavirus: Travelling to Western Australia from New Zealand

Important information to help travellers from New Zealand plan a trip to Western Australia.

Last updated: 19 April 2021 at 11.31am

Travellers from New Zealand can enter WA from 12.01am, Monday, 19 April 2021, without quarantine requirements, but still subject to strict conditions, pending no further outbreaks. A G2G PASS can only be completed after this time.

When planning to travel to WA from New Zealand, it is important to know WA has a controlled border arrangement. All travellers must complete a G2G PASS registration and declaration to enter WA.

Controlled border

It is important to be aware of the controlled border status for New Zealand and any Australian state or territory you may be visiting before WA (including transiting through airports). To find out what the current categories for each jurisdiction are visit the Controlled Border page.

The controlled border is based on public health advice and determines the entry and quarantine conditions in WA. There are three categories as part of the arrangement.

Very low risk

Allows travellers to enter WA without quarantine. Strict conditions still apply, including a health screening upon arrival.

Low risk

Quarantine and testing conditions apply. A health screening is also required upon arrival.

Medium risk

Travellers are not permitted to enter WA unless exempt. If exempt, quarantine and testing conditions apply.

Travellers outside of Australia looking to enter WA via New Zealand must complete 14 days of quarantine, similar to arrangements in place for international arrivals into Australia.

Before you travel

Complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration prior to travel. You need to scan your G2G PASS to exit Perth Airport, following a health screening.

When travelling into WA, ensure you have a face mask, as they are mandatory on aircraft and at airports in WA unless you are under 12 or exempt.

As New Zealand is now part of WA’s controlled border arrangement, you do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test prior to departure, like other international arrivals. 

When you arrive

If on arrival to WA, you are directed to quarantine, you must wear a mask when travelling to your quarantine premises, and when leaving your quarantine premises to present for COVID-19 testing. You will be directed to quarantine if you arrive in WA while NZ is considered ‘low risk’ or ‘medium risk’, as part of the controlled border arrangement.

To enable effective contact tracing, mandatory contact registers have been put in place for most businesses and venues in WA. The WA Government has developed SafeWA, which is a digital contact register system and is a free, efficient and safe way to check-in.

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Alternatively, you can provide your details manually using a mandatory contact register form, which is provided by businesses and venues.

Travelling to New Zealand from WA

You can travel to New Zealand depending on the controlled border restrictions at the time of your travel. 

However, you should note border arrangements are constantly reviewed based on the health situation in each state and territory.

More information about leaving WA is available. 

For further information about travel to WA from New Zealand see the frequently asked questions.

Page reviewed 20 April 2021