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To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government will introduce further restrictions on travel within Western Australia from midnight Tuesday night (12.00am Wednesday morning).

People currently away from home should return home immediately. 

If you are planning non-essential travel, you should not go. 

Western Australian intrastate travel is defined as movement through the boundaries of the regions of Western Australia.

These regions are:
• Perth and Peel (due to their close proximity, the Perth and Peel regions will combine into one region)
• South West
• Great Southern
• Goldfields-Esperance
• Mid-West
• Gascoyne
• Pilbara
• Kimberley.

Western Australians will not be permitted to leave their regional boundary. Police have the power to enforce these restrictions and fines of up to $50,000 can be issued. 

Exemptions will apply for:
• employment purposes
• medical or veterinary reasons
• delivery of essential services including health or emergency services
• people living across regional boundaries, who may not have access to groceries or supplies immediately within their region
• transport of goods
• compassionate grounds
• a family member has primary care responsibilities
• for school, TAFE or tertiary study reasons
• to escape domestic violence or due to an emergency.

Access to designated regions including the Kimberley, including the entire Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku, parts of the Shire of East Pilbara (that encompass the communities of Jigalong, Martu homeland communities and Kiwirrkurra) have additional stronger restrictions in place. This is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 into our very vulnerable communities, which could have catastrophic consequences.

Further details on how the restrictions will operate and application process for exemptions will be provided before the restrictions come into force.

For more information visit the Western Australian government website

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019