WA travel restrictions come into place from midnight Tuesday

Posted: March 31st, 2020

In a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan will introduce travel restrictions within WA from midnight Tuesday, 31 March.

West Australians are urged to abide by these restrictions to protect themselves, their family and the wider community.

People will not be permitted to leave their regional boundary and if they choose to, police can enforce fines of up to $50,000.

The regional boundaries include the South-West, Great Southern, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid West, Wheatbelt, Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley. Due to their close proximity, the Perth and Peel regions will combine into one region. See map here

Exemptions will only apply in the following circumstances: 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.

Additional restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities were announced last week by Ben Wyatt, Aboriginal Affairs Minister, to provide extra protection to vulnerable communities.

More information here