In these unprecedented times, travelling interstate has never been more complex. On top of complicated COVID policies and quarantine requirements that vary between states, domestic travellers must now be aware of a new rule; mask wearing is compulsory on all domestic flights.
On 8 January 2021, the National Cabinet agreed that face masks within airport terminals and on domestic flights would be mandated. Masks are not required for children aged 12 and under, as well as for those with an exemption.
Freedman & Gopalan recommends reviewing the guidelines of the state/territory to which you will be travelling, as requirements may vary. You can access these guidelines by clicking the links below.
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia (Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel) Direction)
- Victoria (Stay Safe directions)
- Western Australia
Non-compliance with state/territory jurisdiction will eventuate in hefty fines. Recently, two travellers were collectively fined over $2,300 for failing to wear masks in Hobart Airport. Considering this, Inspector Brian Edmonds emphasised that the “direction to wear face masks [exists] to protect travellers and the community from the risk of transmission of COVID-19.”
If you would like to discuss anything further with our experts at Freedman & Gopalan Solicitors, call us on 02 8999 9837.