Australian High Commission
New Zealand

Travelling to Australia

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

While New Zealand COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions are in place for Auckland, and New Zealand COVID-19 Level 1 restrictions are in place in Wellington the Australian Consulate in Auckland and the Australian High Commission in Wellington is able to provide appointments as normal. Additional procedures have been put in place for visitors to enable contact tracing and maintain hygiene standards.

Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone

From Friday, 16 October 2020, you can travel from New Zealand to Australia, quarantine-free, if:

  • you have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and not been in a designated hotspot, and
  • you are travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight.

You do not need to be a New Zealand citizen to travel to Australia quarantine-free if you meet the above criteria, but you will need a valid visa to enter Australia. New Zealand citizens do not need to apply for a visa before coming to Australia. If eligible, they will be granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444) (SCV) on arrival.

A quarantine-free flight only carries passengers who have declared they have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and have not been in a COVID hotspot in New Zealand in the last 14 days before travel. Quarantine-free flights will be determined by your airline. You should not travel if you are feeling unwell or have signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
More information can be found on the Home Affairs website. 


The Australian Government advises all Australians in New Zealand wanting to return home to do so as soon as possible by commercial means. For those Australians who cannot depart or do not wish to leave New Zealand, you are advised to follow the advice of the New Zealand authorities.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 in both Australia and New Zealand please see the sources below:


Australia Smart Traveller

Australia Department of Health

Australian Home Affairs (Travel Restrictions)

Australian’s who are seeking consular advice should contact the Australian High Commission

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand Safe Travel

New Zealand Ministry of Health

New Zealand Immigration

For advice on restrictions within Australia, please see the relevant State or Territory links below.

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory


Western Australia

Northern Territory


South Australia


Norfolk Island

Indian Ocean Territories

This situation in New Zealand can change at short notice, please make sure you check the above websites for updates regularly.