Travel Restriction Exemption Portal
Use this Portal if you are subject to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions and wish to travel to or out of Australia because you:
1. are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (being spouses, de facto partners, dependent children and legal guardians)
2. are a New Zealand citizen who is usually resident in Australia
3. have a compelling or compassionate reason to travel to Australia urgently, including critical skills and medical emergencies
4. believe you meet a departure travel restriction exemption.
All requests should be submitted at least 4 weeks, but not more than 3 months, prior to travel. Requests to travel outside of 3 months will not be considered, and those within 4 weeks may not be processed in time for planned travel dates. Check the website regularly as travel restrictions are subject to change.