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Interstate Hotspots - Pre-Travel requirements for travellers

All people travelling to the Northern Territory must complete the border entry form.

If you are intending to travel to the Northern Territory from an identified active coronavirus hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans. Likewise if you are a Territorian intending to travel to an active hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans.

Any exemption granted before the 17 July 2020 are invalid if the person travelling has been in an identified hotspot.

See Google map with current hotspots.

Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot in the last 14 days must undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine. If travelling to or from an airport within a declared hotspot, point 4 from the ‘Directions for COVID-19 Hotspots’ below provides advice.

This will be at your own cost. The cost per person for supervised quarantine is $2500.

Mandatory supervised quarantine will be at the Howard Springs quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Northern Territory. All quarantine facilities are alcohol-free.

What should I do if an area is declared a hotspot after I have travelled through it?

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving. If an area is declared a hotspot after you have departed but before you arrive in the Territory you will be placed in mandatory supervised quarantine.

If an area you have been in is declared a COVID-19 hotspot within 14 days of your arrival in the NT, you must:

  • Contact the COVID-19 hotline 1800 008 002 and identify yourself as a person who has been in an area that has been declared a hotspot since you arrived in the NT
  • If directed, you must submit to a test or assessment for COVID-19 infection
  • Practice physical distancing (e.g. keep 1.5 metres away from others, if unwell stay home, sleep in a separate bedroom away from others, minimise contact with people) until 14 days has elapsed since your arrival in the NT.

Travellers must be aware of their responsibilities as per NT Chief Health Officer COVID-19 Direction (No. 49)  PDF (476.0 KB)

Don’t put the community at risk.

Other important information

  • People in supervised quarantine will be subject to testing before exiting quarantine. If you refuse a test, there will be 10 days added to your quarantine time.
  • If you’re found to have provided misleading information on your arrival form you could face a fine of $5,056 for an individual, $25,280 for a business and a possible prison term of up to 3 years.
  • There are very limited reasons by which an exemption will be considered.

Download the COVIDSafe app, it helps to support and protect you, your friends and family.

Directions for COVID-19 Hotspots

I, Hugh Crosbie Heggie, Chief Health Officer, under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011, consider it necessary, appropriate or desirable to take action to alleviate the public health emergency in the Territory, declared by instrument entitled "Declaration of Public Health Emergency", dated 18 March 2020 (the public health emergency declaration), by making the following directions:

  1. These Directions take effect from 9:10am on 15 July 2020 and remain in force while the public health emergency declaration is in force.
    Note for direction 1
    The period the public health emergency declaration is in force has been extended under section 50(2) of the Act. These Directions remain in force during the period of extension.
  2. The purpose of these Directions is to identify COVID-19 hotspots for my Directions relating to Territory border restrictions.
  3. From 9:10am on 15 July 2020 each of the following areas are considered to be a COVID-19 hotspot:


Victoria
Victoria (unincorporated areas)
Inactive declared hotspots

AreaStart of declared hotspot*End of declared hotspot
Victoria (VIC)  
Local Government Area   
Banyule City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Bayside City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Boroondara City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Brimbank City 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Cardinia Shire 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Casey City 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Darebin City 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Frankston City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Glen Eira City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Greater Dandenong City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Hobsons Bay City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Hume City 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Kingston City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Knox City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Manningham City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Maribyrnong City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Maroondah City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Melbourne City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Melton City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Monash City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Moonee Valley City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Moreland City 5:00pm 26 June 2020 Current
Mornington Peninsula Shire 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Nillumbik Shire 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Port Phillip City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Stonnington City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Whitehorse City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Whittlesea City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Wyndham City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Yarra City 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Yarra Ranges Shire 12:01pm 7 July 2020 Current
Unincorporated areas
French-Elizabeth-Sandstone Islands 10:00am 10 July 2020 Current

Inactive declared hotspots

AreaStart of declared hotspotEnd of declared hotspot
Local Government Area  
City of Brisbane 00:01am 1 August 2020 3:00pm 7 August 2020
City of Ipswich 00:01am 1 August 2020 3:00pm 7 August 2020
Logan City 00:01am 1 August 2020 3:00pm 7 August 2020
City of Blue Mountain 1:40pm 15 July 2020 3:00pm 7 August 2020
Eurobodalla Shire 9.10am 20 July 2020 3:00pm 7 August 2020
Port Stephens 7:06 am 23 July 2020 12 noon 21 August 2020
Bayside Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Blacktown 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Municipality of Burwood 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Camden Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Campbelltown City 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Canada Bay 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Canterbury-Bankstown 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Cumberland Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Fairfield 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Georges River Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Hornsby Shire 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Municipality of Hunter’s Hill 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Inner West Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Ku-ring-gai Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Lane Cove Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Liverpool City Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Mosman Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
North Sydney Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Northern Beaches Council 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Parramatta 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Penrith 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Randwick 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Ryde 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Municipality of Strathfield 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Sutherland Shire 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Sydney 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
The Hills Shire 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Municipality of Waverley 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
City of Willoughby 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Municipality of Woollahra 9:10am 15 July 2020 00:01 9 October 2020
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Gabo Island 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mount Buller Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mount Stirling Alpine Resort 10:00am 10 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Alpine Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Ararat Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Ballarat City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Bass Coast City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Baw Baw Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Benalla Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Buloke Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Campaspe Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Central Goldfields Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Colac Otway Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Corangamite Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
East Gippsland Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Gannawarra Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Glenig Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Golden Plains Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Greater Bendigo City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Greater Geelong City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Greater Shepparton City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Hepburn Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Hindmarsh Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Horsham Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Indigo Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Latrobe City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Loddon Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Macedon Ranges Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mansfield Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mildura Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Moira Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Moorabool Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mount Alexander Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Moyne Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Murrindindi Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Northern Grampians Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Pyrenees Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Borough of Queenscliffe 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
South Gippsland Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Southern Grampians Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Strathbogie Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Surf Coast Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Swan Hill Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Towong Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Wangaratta Rural City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Warrnambool City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Wellington Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
West Wimmera Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Wodonga City 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Yarriambiack Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 2 November 2020
Mitchell Shire 12:01pm 8 July 2020 12:01pm 13 November 2020
Adelaide Plains Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Alexandrina Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Barossa Council, The 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Barunga West Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Berri Barmera Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Ceduna, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Cleve, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Coober Pedy, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Coorong District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Copper Coast Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Elliston, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Flinders Ranges Council, The 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Franklin Harbour, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Gerard Community Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Goyder, Regional Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Grant, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Kangaroo Island Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Karoonda East Murray, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Kimba, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Kingston District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Light Regional Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Lower Eyre Peninsula, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Loxton Waikerie, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Maralinga Tjarutja Community Inc 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Mid Murray Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Mount Barker District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Mount Gambier, City of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Mount Remarkable, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Murray Bridge, Rural City of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Naracoorte Lucindale Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Nepabunna Community Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Northern Areas Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Orroroo Carrieton, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Outback Communities Authority 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Pastoral Unincorporated area 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Peterborough, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Port Augusta City Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Port Lincoln, City of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Port Pirie Regional Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Renmark Paringa Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Robe, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Roxby Downs, Municipal Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Southern Mallee District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Streaky Bay, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Tatiara District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Tumby Bay, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
UIA Riverland 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
UIA Whyalla 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Victor Harbor, City of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Wakefield Regional Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Wattle Range Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Whyalla, City of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Wudinna District Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Yalata Community 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Yankalilla, District Council of 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
Yorke Peninsula Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 12:01pm 18 November 2020
City of Adelaide 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
Adelaide Hills Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Burnside 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
Campbelltown City Council 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Charles Sturt 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
Town of Gawler 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Holdfast Bay 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Marion 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Mitcham 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Onkaparinga 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Playford 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Port Adelaide Enfield 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Prospect 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Salisbury 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Tea Tree Gully 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of Unley 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
Town of Walkerville 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020
City of West Torrens 9:00am 16 November 2020 9:00am 21 November 2020

4.   A person is taken not to have been in a COVID-19 hotspot if the person has been in a COVID-19 hotspot only in one or more of the following circumstances:

  1. the person travelled through a hotspot in or on a motor vehicle, public transport or a bicycle and did not leave the vehicle, disembark the public transport or dismount the bicycle while in the hotspot;
  2. the person was only at an airport located in a hotspot;
  3. the person travelled into or out of a hotspot by motor vehicle, public transport or bicycle directly to or from an airport located in the hotspot and did not leave the vehicle, disembark the public transport or dismount the bicycle while in the hotspot except to enter or leave the airport;
  4. the person:
    1. arrived by aircraft or motor vehicle from outside a hotspot; and
    2. travelled directly to a hotel that is within 5 km of an airport (an airport hotel) located in a hotspot for the purposes of overnight stay while transiting; and
    3. did not leave the hotel room (except in an emergency) until departing the hotel to travel directly to the airport.

Examples for direction 4

  1. A person who travels by car through an area that is a COVID-19 hotspot but stops in the area to refuel the car or drop an item in a friend's mailbox, has been in the area.
  2. A person who rides a bicycle through an area that is a COVID-19 hotspot and stops in the area to buy a drink has been in the area.
  3. A person who flies into an airport located in an area that is a COVID-19 hotspot, remains at the airport during a 6 hour stopover and then departs the airport on an aircraft, is taken not to have been in the area.
  4. A person who flies to an airport that is located in an area that is a COVID-19 hotspot, takes a taxi from the airport to an airport hotel that is also located in the area that is a COVID-19 hotspot, checks in, orders room service and remains in the hotel room overnight, checks out the following day, travels directly back to the airport and takes a flight out of the area, is taken not to have been in the area.