You may qualify as an Essential traveller when passing through South Australia from a restricted zone, provided:

  • you travel through South Australia by the most direct and practicable route and do not remain in the state for more than 72 hours
  • you are allowed to enter the state or territory you are passing through South Australia to enter (evidence of permission may be required where relevant)
  • you do not remain overnight or for periods longer than 1 hour in the townships of Coober Pedy, Ceduna or Port Augusta other than to obtain take away food, groceries, petrol or other fuel, or supplies
  • you avoid any non-essential contact with people in South Australia (other than to obtain food, petrol or other fuel, or supplies.

Check Current SA border restrictions for passing through restrictions that may be in place for some restricted areas. You may also need to observe any Essential traveller requirements under the current Cross Border Travel—Associated Direction.

Page last updated: 27 September 2021