What are the Victorian constraints and the NSW and Queensland boundary closures? How far can I fly, and how many people can I have at home? With our guide, Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 legislation and policies.
In order to curb Covid-19, Australian states and territories have numerous prohibitions.
Here, based on information available on Jan. 5, we address some commonly asked questions about the restrictions in each state.
It is not appropriate to consider this article as legal advice.
As constraints are announced, enforced or lifted, it will be modified.
Here are the official restriction guidelines for New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and ACT states and territories.
The northern beach area in Sydney
Sydney’s Northern Beaches Northern Area is subject to its own collection of limits, revised from 2 a.m. On Jan. 3 and in force until Jan. 9, 2021 at least.
Northern residents are only permitted to leave their homes for reasonable purposes, including shopping for food and essentials and playing sports. Moreover, they can leave the region only for important reasons, such as for the purpose of accessing services which are only available elsewhere.
A maximum of five individuals can gather for exercise or recreation in an outdoor public place, but all of these individuals must be northern area residents.
Unless they go to their homes, attend a funeral, or buy food or use facilities not available outside the city, people can not reach the northern area of the North Beaches. It is lawful to drive through the area as long as a person does not leave their car.
How many individuals will I invite to my home?
New South Wales: In residences in Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong, a limit of five visitors are permitted.
A limit of 50 guests are permitted to visit homes at any time in the rest of the state. However, if the residence doesn’t have an outdoor space, NSW Health strongly advises having no more than 30 guests at a time.
If more than 50 guests are in a household, each person may be held personally liable for a breach of the health code.
Victoria: In their houses, people can have up to 15 visitors a day.
Queensland: Up to 50 people will be at your house.
Tasmania: A maximum of 100 persons, indoors or outdoors, are permitted to assemble in residential buildings (including cottages).
Western Australia: the number of guests is not limited, as long as no more than one person is permitted per 2 square meters.
South Australia: events are limited to 50 people in private homes.
The density requirement of one person per 2 square meters must be met by all gatherings.
Northern Territory: There is no limit to the number of people who may meet indoors or outdoors, but physical separation is necessary. A Covid 19 checklist needs to be completed for events of more than 100 participants.
ACT: There are no visitor limits.
How many people will go outside and gather?
New South Wales: Public events are allowed for up to 30 people in Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
Public meetings are permitted in regional NSW for up to 100 people. If the group of people is from the same household or if it is a regulated outdoor event, this limit does not apply.
Victoria: Up to 100 individuals from any number of households will gather together. It is important to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between you and those who are not your household members.
Queensland: a maximum of 100 people are restricted to public gatherings; this does not extend to companies working under the Covid Safe Plan.
Tasmania: up to 250 people are allowed in an undivided indoor area and up to 1,000 in an outdoor area, as long as there is at least 2 square meters of space per person.
Western Australia: there is no numerical limit for public gatherings as long as there is at least 2 square meters of space per person.
South Australia: gatherings in public places are limited to 50 people, with one person per 4 square meters of space.
Northern Territory: There is no limit, but you should maintain a certain distance. A Covid 19 checklist must be completed for gatherings of more than 100 people.
ACT: Up to 500 people can gather outdoors