To travel to Australia quarantine-free, you must:
meet immigration requirements
- spend 14 full days in either New Zealand or Australia before you leave — this means you can travel from day 15 onwards
- complete a travel declaration at least 72 hours before leaving New Zealand (https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration)
- not have any signs of COVID-19 symptoms
- not have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- ensure the state or territory you’re travelling to is accepting Quarantine-Free flights.
After you arrive in Australia
While you’re in Australia, there are a few things you need to do to keep yourself, your whānau and the communities safe from COVID-19, including good hygiene practices and contact tracing.
To find information about COVID-19, locations of interest, travel conditions (including domestic travel) and testing, visit the website for the state you’re in. Information about COVID-19 by state or territory:
- Australian Capital Territory (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/)
- New South Wales (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19)
- Northern Territory (https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/)
- Queensland (https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/)
- South Australia (https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/)
- Tasmania (https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/)
- Victoria (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus)
- Western Australia (https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus)
Keep track of where you’ve been
There is an Australia-wide contact tracing app, but most states and territories use their own apps. You can download and use most of these apps with a New Zealand SIM card. You may need an Australian SIM card or Australian contact details to use some of these apps.
We recommend you keep the apps on your phone for up to 1 month, in case you receive an alert after you’ve left the state.
If you cannot or choose not to use an app, make sure you sign in to businesses and venues with their alternative contact tracing system.
Download the state-specific contact tracing apps:
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT) — Check In CBR app (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/business-and-work/check-in-cbr)
- New South Wales — Service NSW app (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/check-in/first-time-qr-code-users)
- Northern Territory — The Territory Check In app (https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/check-in-app)
- Queensland — Check In Qld app (https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld)
- South Australia — mySA GOV app (https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/covid-safe-check-in)
- Tasmania — Check in TAS app (https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas)
- Victoria — Service Victoria app (https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in/)
- Western Australia — SafeWA app (you may need an Australian SIM card to create an account
- in SafeWA app) (https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-safewa)
Stay home if you’re sick
If you feel unwell, stay in your accommodation and call a doctor for advice.
Call the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080. Calls are free from Australia. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.