Latest updates

Updated 21 January 2022.

Based on health advice, From Saturday 5 February 2022, Western Australia's Safe Transition Plan has been updated. There will be a new hard border from February 5, 2022 but allows for more safe compassionate travel and return of Western Australians. More information can be found here.

Current health and social measures remain in place, including masks to be worn as required, proof of vaccination for certain venues and businesses and contact registration including check ins using SafeWA or ServiceWA.

From Monday 31 January 2022, proof of vaccination for people aged 16 years and over will expand to apply to venues and events state-wide. 

This will include hotels accommodation requiring people to be double vaccinated to enter and or stay. See below for more details on venue restrictions.

People can also show proof of vaccination either in a digital or paper-based form, along with acceptable forms of identification if they do not use the ServiceWA app to show proof. For more information on proof of vaccination, click here

For more information on WA’s current restrictions, as it is updated, click here.

WA remains in a State of Emergency. Some important measures remain in place to help keep WA safe.

Capacity limits

  • There are no longer any capacity restrictions for venues and events. This means private gatherings, concerts, sporting games, and weddings can go ahead at full capacity.
  • Measures remain in place to keep these events safe:
  • Businesses require a COVID Safety Plan and must maintain a contact register.
  • Events with more than 500 patrons are required to complete a COVID Event Checklist or Plan.

Double Vaccination proof requirements

From 31 January 2022, proof of vaccination for people aged 16 years and over will expand to apply to state-wide for:

  • Visitors to public and private hospitals, and residential aged care facilities;
  • All hospitality and food and licensed venues:
  • including restaurants, dine-in fast food, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, taverns;
  • excluding food and non-alcoholic beverage takeaway, roadhouses, and service stations
  • Bottle shops;
  • Indoor entertainment venues, including play centres, gaming and gambling, theatres, concert halls, museums, cinemas and live music venues, including the Perth Convention Centre;
  • Nightclubs;
  • The Crown Perth complex;
  • Major stadiums;
  • Gyms, fitness studios and centres;
  • Amusement Parks and the Zoo; and
  • Music festivals and large events with more than 500 people, unless exempt.

Community sport and school-based events, unless at one of the specific venues listed, are excluded from the proof of vaccination requirement.

Safe WA app

  • You can help keep WA safe by checking in at businesses and venues using SafeWA, or by leaving your details on a contact register.

ServiceWA app 

  • ServiceWA can be used to help keep you proof of vaccination in one place when checking in to venues. 

Aged Care

To help protect people in aged care, family members can visit residents, but some additional restrictions are in place. You should not visit if you have:

  • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • not had an up-to-date influenza vaccination
  • symptoms, including:
  1. fever
  2. recent history of fever
  3. symptoms of acute respiratory infection (eg. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
  4. loss of smell or taste

Additionally, quarantine centre workers must wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities. 

Remote Aboriginal Communities

Check the Remote Aboriginal communities travel page before travelling through remote areas in WA.

  • There are strict travel restrictions in place for travel to some remote Aboriginal communities, more vulnerable to COVID-19 than other Western Australians. It’s important to plan your trip to help navigate through remote areas and avoid entering restricted areas.

Western Australians are reminded to register their contact details via the SafeWA app or written contact registers at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory.

The SafeWA app and written contact registers are vital tools for health contact tracers to more efficiently identify people that may have been exposed to the virus, helping reduce the potential of a wide-spread outbreak. 


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