COVID-19 coronavirus: WA border closure

Advice for the temporary closure of the Western Australian border.

Last updated: 15 September 2020 at 7.00am

Arrivals to Western Australia after 11:59pm on Sunday 5 April 2020

Strict border controls are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in WA. 

Arrivals to Western Australia 

You will no longer be able to enter Western Australia after 11.59pm, on Sunday, 5 April 2020 unless an exemption has been granted. 

How do I apply for an exemption? 

Anyone seeking an exemption must complete the following Exemption Application form prior to travel and submit it by emailing the form to

Exemptions must be granted by WA Police prior to travel.

You must carry your exemption form and proof of its submission when travelling. You may be asked to produce this documentation at a check point or by WA Police patrolling the area. 

If your exemption category requires further documentation or proof you must produce this on request. Failure to produce this documentation may result in penalties including imprisonment or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $250,000 for organisations. 

Quarantine (Closing the Border) Directions

Page reviewed 21 December 2020