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New South Wales

Hotspots

All of New South Wales is a declared hotspot for the purpose of travel to the Northern Territory.

Entry into the Northern Territory is not permitted from current hotspots or public exposure sites unless you are a returning resident.

The Interstate arrivals and quarantine page provides additional advice for residents and visitors.

To arrange a COVID-19 test, please book online at coronavirus.nt.gov.au or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

Public Exposure Sites

Find a listing of all New South Wales public exposure locations

Declared hotspots - NSW

  • Active hotspot (see table)
AreaStart of declared hotspotEnd of declared hotspot
Mid North Coast Region  
Bellingen Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Clarence Valley Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Coffs Harbour 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Kempsey Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Nambucca Valley Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Murray Region  
City of Albury 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Balranald Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Berrigan Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Edward River Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Federation Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Greater Hume Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Murray River Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Wentworth Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
The Riverina Region  
Bland Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Carrathool Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Coolamon Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Griffith 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Hay Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Junee Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Leeton Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Lockhart Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Murrumbidgee Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Narrandera Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Snowy Valleys Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Temora Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Wagga Wagga 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Greater Metropolitan Newcastle and Hunter Region  
City of Cessnock 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Dungog Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Lake Macquarie 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Maitland 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Mid-Coast Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Muswellbrook Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Newcastle 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Port Stephens Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Singleton Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Upper Hunter Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Richmond-Tweed Region  
Ballina Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Byron Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Kyogle Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Lismore 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Richmond Valley Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Tweed Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
South East Region  
Bega Valley Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Eurobodalla Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Goulburn Mulwaree Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Hilltops Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Snowy Monaro Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Upper Lachlan Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Yass Valley Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Northern Region  
Armidale Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Glen Innes Severn Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Gunnedah Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Gwydir Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Inverell Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Liverpool Plains Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Moree Plains Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Narrabri Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Tamworth Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Tenterfield Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Uralla Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Walcha Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Central West Region  
Bathurst Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Cowra Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Forbes Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Lachlan Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
City of Lithgow 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Mid-Western Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Oberon Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Parkes Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Weddin Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
North Western Region  
Bogan Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Bourke Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Brewarrina Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Cobar Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Coonamble Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Dubbo Regional Council 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Gilgandra Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Narromine Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Walgett Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Warren Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Warrumbungle Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Far West Region  
City of Broken Hill 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Central Darling Shire 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Unincorporated areas  
Lord Howe Island 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Unincorporated Far West 5:00pm on 27 July 2021 Current
Municipality of Kiama 5:00pm on 24 July 2021 Current
Wingecarribee Shire 5:00pm on 24 July 2021 Current
Orange City Council 5:00pm on 21 July 2021 Current
Blayney Shire Council 5:00pm on 21 July 2021 Current
Cabonne Shire Council 5:00pm on 21 July 2021 Current
Hawkesbury City Council 5:00pm on 9 July 2021 Current
Wollondilly Shire Council 5:00pm on 9 July 2021 Current
Shellharbour City Council 5:00pm on 9 July 2021 Current
Central Coast Council 6:00pm on 26 June 2021 Current
Bayside Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Blacktown 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Municipality of Burwood 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Camden Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Campbelltown 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Canada Bay 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Canterbury-Bankstown 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Cumberland City Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Fairfield 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Georges River Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Hornsby Shire 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Municipality of Hunter’s Hill 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Inner West Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Ku-ring-gai Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Lane Cove Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Liverpool 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Mosman Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
North Sydney Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Northern Beaches Council 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Parramatta 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Penrith 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Randwick 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Ryde 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Municipality of Strathfield 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Sutherland Shire 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Sydney 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
The Hills Shire 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
City of Willoughby 6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Sydney Surrounds:
- City of Blue Mountains
6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Illawara:
- City of Wollongong
6:00pm on 23 June 2021 Current
Waverley Council 5:00pm on 22 June 2021 Current
Woollahra Municipal Council 5:00pm on 22 June 2021 Current

View a list of former declared hotspots

  • 1 September 2021

    The CHO requires any person who arrives in the Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if they have been in Sydney Domestic Airport from 6:00pm on 1 September 2021.

    With reference to direction 42 of the Directions for Territory border restrictions (No.8) 2021, a person who is required to be tested must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain isolated in the suitable place of quarantine until notified of the results of the test.

    16 June 2021

    The CHO has made the following directions:

    I, Hugh Crosbie Heggie, Chief Health Officer, under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (the Act), 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, effective immediately:

    1. With reference to Part 6 of CHO Directions No.8 of 2021 (my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions), the locations (including public transport routes) listed at the following link as COVID-19 case locations in New South Wales, as updated by the New South Wales Department of Health from time to time, are COVID-19 public exposure sites. The relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the New South Wales Department of Health from time to time are the public exposure periods:

      https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

    2. These directions apply to any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 11 June 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site during the public exposure periods.
    3. Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in New South Wales since 11 June 2021 must check the above website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during the public exposure period.
    4. With reference to direction 37(a) and (b) of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory between 11 June 2021 and 5:00pm on 22 June 2021 who is a ‘close contact’, as defined by the above website, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
    5. With reference to direction 37(a) and (b) of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who arrives in the Northern Territory from 5:00pm on 22 June 2021 onwards who is a ‘close contact’, as defined by the above website, must quarantine at a place approved by me until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site. The person must submit to testing while in quarantine.
    6. With reference to direction 41 of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 11 June 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who is a ‘casual contact’, as defined by the above website, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
    7. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 11 June 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a ‘monitor for symptoms’ COVID-19 public exposure site must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    8. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘close contact’ site, ceases to be a ‘close contact’ site, a person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘close contact’ site is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.
    9. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘casual contact’ or ‘monitor for symptoms’ site becomes a ‘close contact’ site, a person who has been to the site must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘close contact’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
    10. To avoid doubt, a person to whom these directions apply is considered a person who is required to quarantine under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.8), and all quarantine requirements under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions apply.