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Clifton Beach, Cairns, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Travel quarantine-free from New Zealand to Australia

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Where can I travel to in Australia?

You can travel quarantine free to the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. Australia's remaining states and territories may have quarantine requirements.


Am I eligible?


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Pre-departure checklist


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All travellers from New Zealand are required to complete the Australian Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before their departure

This declaration collects your contact details and flight information, which helps the Australian Government manage contact tracing and keep the community safe.

It’s as simple as:

  1. Creating an account
  2. Submitting your declaration
  3. Showing your confirmation email upon airport check-in or before boarding your flight

Find out more and complete the form at the Home Affairs website.

Each Australian state and territory has an app that gives you access to venues via a QR code. Checking in is simple, and you only need to provide a few details. These apps aid in contact tracing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, so click the tabs below to download the apps. Download a check-in app on your smartphone for each state or territory you plan to visit. Find more information and download the apps here:

Service NSW app

Service Victoria app

Check In CBR app

Each airline will have their own regulations and conditions for travelling. Make sure you are aware of any pre-flight requirements before your departure date. Visit to your airline's website for the most up-to-date travel information.

You may be required to submit a travel declaration before travelling interstate in Australia. If you plan to visit more than one state or territory during your trip, click here for more information.

Be sure to book your accommodation, restaurants, tours and experiences in advance. Booking ahead ensures you don’t miss out on your favourite activities, and it can often be done online.

Items like face masks, hand sanitisers and contactless credit or debit cards are perfect for staying safe on your travels.


Fly safe and arrive well


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  • Checking in: as usual, you can check in for your flight online or at the airport; you may be asked to show your Australian Travel Declaration confirmation email. There’s no need to arrive at the airport any earlier than normal.
  • Boarding your flight: you may be asked to scan your own boarding pass as you board your flight.
  • Wearing a mask: for your safety, everyone is required to wear a mask in Australian airport terminals.
  • When you land: Green and red zones have been created at airports in Australia to ensure the separation between passengers from New Zealand and other passengers. Don’t worry, you’ll be guided through your zone.
  • Flight seating: the air conditioners used on planes are designed to remove 99.9 per cent of air particles, including the Coronavirus. This allows passengers to sit next to each other safely.
  • In-flight service: as usual, the cabin crew will be onboard to help. Food and drink items are still available for purchase if they are not included in your ticket.
  • In-flight entertainment: most airlines are still offering in-flight entertainment. Be sure to bring your own headphones if you prefer not to use the set provided.
  • Wearing a mask: masks are required during the flight, but don’t worry – they can be taken off to enjoy in-flight food and beverages.

Travelling around Australia


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Travel declarations

  • You may need to submit a travel declaration or travel exemption form before entering the ACT. Find out more here.
  • Travel declarations should be completed within the 24 hours prior to arriving in the ACT.

Check in CBR app

Travel declarations

  • You may need to complete an entry declaration form before entering New South Wales. Find out more here.
  • Travel declarations should be completed either within the 24 hours prior to arriving in New South Wales, or upon arrival.

Service NSW app

 

Travel declarations

  • You may need to complete a border entry form before entering the Northern Territory. Find out more here.
  • Border entry forms should be completed up to seven (7) days prior to arriving in the Northern Territory.

Territory Check In app

Travel declarations

  • You may be required to complete either a Queensland Travel Declaration or Border Pass Declaration before entering Queensland. Find out more here.
  • Travel declarations should be completed up to three (3) days prior to arriving in Queensland.

Check In Qld app

Travel declarations

  • You may need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form before entering South Australia. Find out more here.
  • Travel Registration forms should be completed at least seven (7) days before travelling to South Australia.

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Travel declarations

  • You may need to register your travel before entering Tasmania. Find out more here.
  • The timeframe in which you should complete your travel registration form will depend on which form you qualify for.

Check In TAS app

Travel declarations

  • You may be required to complete a travel permit form before entering Victoria. Find out more here.
  • You can complete your travel permit in advance of your trip, but if border restrictions change you will need to re-submit.

Service Victoria app

Travel declarations

  • You may be required to complete a travel declaration form before entering Western Australia. Find out more here.
  • Complete your travel declaration at least three (3) days in advance to allow time for assessment.

SafeWA app


Tips to stay healthy


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Heading home




*For specific travel advice and given the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, travellers should seek the most up to date information from the relevant government and health authorities, including for example the Australian Government website and New Zealand Government website. 

[Note: Tourism Australia is not the Australian government visa granting authority.  The visa granting authority is the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. For up-to-date information, please refer to their website: COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au). The content on this page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an Australian qualified immigration lawyer or migration agent if you are seeking legal advice.]