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Repatriated Australians

Changes to quarantine requirements

From 1 March quarantine requirements for repatriated Australians arriving on Commonwealth facilitated flights will change.

Those arrivals who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by ATAGI for entry into Australia, will no longer be required to quarantine.

All returning vaccinated and unvaccinated Australians are able to travel to Darwin on Commonwealth facilitated flights.

Calculate your quarantine period

Enter the day you arrived or the day you last had exposure to someone who tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Quarantine release date


Once you have been confirmed on a facilitated flight, you will receive a link to a questionnaire to assist the Centre for National Resilience prepare for your arrival that includes dietary, allergies, medical needs and children’s equipment. This form will also include all the details required to enter the Territory.

The Centre for National Resilience’s Tele Wellbeing Team may contact you via email or telephone to clarify or expand on information provided in the questionnaire, usually related to medical or mobility needs to ensure teams are prepared for your arrival.


When arriving in the Territory there is a set process for disembarking the plane, movement through the airport and intake at the Centre for National Resilience. It may take a couple of hours between touch down to entry into your room.

On arrival at the quarantine facility, you will be provided a comprehensive resident booklet providing information about day-to-day life in quarantine and telephone numbers/email addresses you are able to contact to seek information or assistance.


Minors (people under 18 years) are not permitted to stay at the facility without a parent or responsible adult to supervise. Parents or carers are solely responsible for their child’s supervision, care and needs.

If an adult who hasn’t travelled with the minor needs to enter quarantine for the purpose of supervision, the fee will only be charged at the individual rate for the minor who is legally required to quarantine, not the supervising adult.

Cots and mattresses for children’s sleeping arrangements and baby care like bottle warmers, sterilising tablets and high chairs are available and can be requested in the pre-arrival questionnaire.

There is an infant and children's menu provided by catering.


Flexible Payment Options

To request a reduction of fees, discuss flexible payment options or any quarantine fee inquiry please contact:

Repatriation travellers - Flexible payment options are available, if you are unable to pay the full amount by the due date. Email QuarantineAssistance@health.gov.au within 14 days of leaving quarantine.

Non Repatriation travellers - You will need to call the number on your invoice to discuss and arrange payment options. Low income earners are also able to use flexible payment options.

Fee reduction and exemption programs managed by other States and Territories do not apply to quarantine at the Centre for National Resilience at Howard Springs.

For further financial assistance options: