Latest COVID-19 business restrictions around Australia

The situation across Australia is evolving very quickly at the moment. Links below link directly to local authority websites.

COVID-19 business restrictions are implemented by your state or territory government. Stay up-to-date on the latest restrictions in your area.  

Australian Capital Territory

  • Face masks are required in certain public settings within the ACT.
  • If businesses want to have more than 25 people across their venue, they must apply the one person per two square metres of usable space rule.
  • Businesses that don’t register for Check In CBR will no longer be compliant with the public health direction and penalties may apply.

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New South Wales

  • The current stay at home direction applies to people who live in, usually work in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.
  • Restrictions apply to regional and rural NSW.
  • Employers statewide must allow an employee to work from home if it is reasonably practicable to do so.
  • If you cannot work from home and you go to your workplace, you must wear a face mask (unless an exemption applies).
  • If your premises is permitted to stay open under the public health order, you must follow the rules in place including:

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Northern Territory

  • The COVID-19 lockdown across the Greater Darwin Area will be extended for a further 72 hours until 1pm on Friday 2 July 2021. This includes the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield Council areas, and Wagait and Belyuen Shires.
  • All businesses are required to lodge a COVID-19 Safety Plan by filling out the relevant checklists available.

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  • A 3 day lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island is in effect from 6pm AEST Tuesday 29 June.
  • The Queensland border is restricted for travellers from COVID-19 Hotspots, for all other travellers a declaration must be completed to enter.
  • Face mask wearing is mandatory in certain settings
  • All businesses must operate under the COVID Safe Framework.
  • There are specific restrictions for high risk workers.

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South Australia

  • All States and Territories except Victoria (restrictions apply) and Tasmania are currently prohibited from entering South Australia except essential travellers.
  • All travellers entering South Australia must complete the Cross Border Travel Registration form on the SA Police website prior to their travel.

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  • All businesses and workplaces are permitted to operate, but must implement measures to meet the minimum COVID-19 safety standards and record this in a COVID-19 Safety plan.
  • Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time in the 14 days prior to their day of arrival in Tasmania.

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  • Every Victorian business must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to check-in their workers, customers and visitors, with some limited exemptions.
  • Anyone travelling into Victoria must hold a valid Victorian Travel Permit.

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Western Australia

  • Perth and Peel will enter a minimum 4-day lockdown from 12:01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July, 2021.
  • Masks are mandatory during the lockdown period.
  • ‘Low risk’ category travellers who have been in VIC, NT and ACT can enter WA subject to strict conditions.
  • QLD and NSW visitors are currently prohibited except with an exemption.

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Source:; State & Territory authority COVID-19 response websites

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State and territory information, grants and assistance

Learn about the grants or online events delivered by your state or territory and where you can go to find more coronavirus assistance.

Along with the assistance the Australian Government has announced, you may be eligible for assistance from your State or Territory Government.

Each Australian state and territory has different financial help, restrictions and assistance for businesses affected by the coronavirus, so it’s important to stay up-to-date with new announcements.

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