From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
Further to our announcement last night on the closure of Australia’s borders we have received the following information today.
What is an Australian citizen ?
A person who holds a current Australian passport
What is and Australian resident ?.
- A person who is not a passport holder of Australia but holds a permanent resident visa.
- A New Zealand passport holder who is usually resident in Australia
You can come to Australia. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel. You must carry proof of residency (driver's licence or documents in relation to your residency).
Who is an immediate family member of an Australian citizen and permanent resident ?
In this case, immediate family means:
- legal guardians
Without visa - You can't come to Australia until you have a visa. Apply for a visa and include proof (such as your marriage certificate, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children). If you are able to travel, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.
With a temporary visa (except for Partner and Child visa holders) - Attach proof (such as your marriage certificate, evidence of de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, birth certificate or birth certificate for children. Do not travel until Immigration advise that you can. If the person is permitted to travel, they will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.
Partner and Child visa holders (except Prospective Marriage visa holders) can come to Australia. They will need to self-isolate for 14 days, at home or in a hotel.