When the Prime Minister makes recommendations to the states about restriction guidelines relating to COVID-19, each state must then consider how those recommendations will be applied. They are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts a Direction.

The South Australian Directions apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

Only essential travellers are able to enter SA from Victoria. South Australians are no longer be able to return to SA from Victoria.

A direction is in place regarding traffic entering South Australia.

If you are travelling into South Australia, by road or via the Adelaide airport, you need to complete the cross border pre-approval form at least 72 hours prior to your arrival.

Pre-approval will speed up the border crossing process and provide certainty for you about any restrictions that may apply before reaching the border.

Cross-border communities

Essential travellers living in cross border communities can still enter South Australia.

If you are entering from NSW you cannot travel further than 50 kilometres (PDF, 688.5 KB) over the border into South Australia.

If you are entering from VIC you cannot travel further than 40 kilometres (PDF, 553.6 KB) over the border into South Australia.

Current Direction details

This direction may be cited as the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 10) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

It came into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday 29 July 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 9) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 10) (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 4.1 MB) - 28 July 2020
Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 10) (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 241.3 KB)- 28 July 2020

Frequently asked questions Cross border Travel Direction (PDF, 593.0 KB) - 31 July 2020
Frequently asked questions Cross border Travel Direction (DOCX, 624.3 KB) - 31 July 2020

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1 (PDF, 319.9 KB) - 28 July 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 1 (DOCX, 549.9 KB) - 28 July 2020

Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (PDF, 327.8 KB) - 28 July 2020
Who is an essential traveller Schedule 2 (DOCX, 552.8 KB) - 28 July 2020

Essential traveller table (PDF, 130.3 KB) - 3 August 2020

Essential traveller - record of close contact form (PDF, 415.0 KB) - 24 June 2020
Essential traveller - record of close contact form (DOCX, 1.8 MB) - 24 June 2020

Page last updated: 29 July 2020