COVID-19 coronavirus: Travel to WA

Information about entering WA from interstate or overseas.

Last updated: 21 November 2020 at 12.35am

Controlled interstate border 

WA transitioned to a safe and sensible controlled border arrangement on Saturday, 14 November. Interstate travellers are now permitted to enter WA, subject to meeting strict conditions.

Entering WA

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Interstate arrivals

Interstate travellers are now permitted to enter WA, subject to meeting strict conditions. More information is available at COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled interstate border.

International arrivals

The Commonwealth Government is responsible for Australia’s international border.

If you are seeking to enter Western Australia from outside Australia, you may require approval to enter Australia from the Commonwealth Government. It is highly recommended that you visit the Department of Home Affairs website and read the information on the travel restrictions in place to determine if you need approval from the Commonwealth, in addition to a G2G PASS, to enter Australia.

All people arriving into WA from overseas are subject to the Commonwealth Government’s mandatory quarantine period of 14 days in a State Quarantine Facility (hotel quarantine) at their own expense.

Travellers entering WA from New Zealand via another state

Interstate arrivals who have spent time in New Zealand in the previous 14 days will be required to self-quarantine for 14-days at a suitable premises and present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 of their time in WA.

Travellers arriving in WA directly from New Zealand will be considered international travellers and are subject to the Commonwealth Government’s mandatory quarantine period of 14 days in a State Quarantine Facility (hotel quarantine) at their own expense.

G2G PASS

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Interstate and international arrivals need to complete a G2G PASS declaration to enter WA. This must be completed and submitted prior to travel at the G2G PASS website.

Once your G2G PASS declaration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique QR code, and any terms and conditions that apply.

For more information see G2G PASS for Travel to WA - Frequently Asked Questions.

Quarantine requirements

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Interstate arrivals

Conditions of quarantine will apply to interstate travellers coming into WA. More information is available at COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled interstate border.

International arrivals

International arrivals are subject to a 14-day period of quarantine in a State Quarantine Facility (hotel quarantine).

Quarantine at a quarantine hotel will be at the traveller’s own expense, except in cases of extreme hardship. For more information visit paying for hotel quarantine in WA Frequently Asked Questions.

G2G Now

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G2G Now helps to reduce the load on WA Police resources and allows travellers to play their part in keeping Western Australia safe. Interstate arrivals who are required to self-quarantine are encouraged to download the G2G Now mobile application ahead of travel.

G2G Now is a voluntary application that allows travellers to prove they are staying at their authorised quarantine address during their quarantine period. The app enables them to take a photo each time a check-in request is sent by WA Police.

To use the app, travellers need to simply download it and log in using their G2G PASS account details. If travellers do not use the app, they will be subject to in-person visits from police officers.

For more information, read the G2G Now FAQs.

Interstate transport and freight drivers

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Any transport or freight worker entering Western Australia needs to show evidence of having received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 5 days.

Transport, freight and logistics operators are encouraged to complete a COVID Safety Plan noting the COVID Safety Plan Guidelines, to ensure they are mitigating the risks of COVID-19

If they have not been tested in the last 7 days, they will be directed at the WA border to undertake a COVID-19 test within 48 hours.

They will also need to present for another COVID-19 test within 7 days of their first test if they are staying in WA.

For more information visit Freight and logistics drivers frequently asked questions .

Page reviewed 26 November 2020