COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Directions: Border rules for entering Jervis Bay Territory over the long weekend

Anyone who is planning to visit the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) this January long-weekend must follow the current Public Health Directions for the Territory, unless exempt:

  • Travellers entering the JBT, who have been in the identified hotspot, are not to enter the Territory without an approved exemption.
  • Returning JBT residents, who have been in the identified hotspot MUST self-isolate for 14 days.
  • A person entering the JBT must provide information (including photo identification) if required by an emergency services officer.

If you fail to comply with the above Directions, you may be committing an offence and risk significant penalties, including fines of up to $8,000.

As of 22 January 2021, the current ACT-declared COVID-19 hotspot is the Cumberland Local Government Area.

Current JBT Public Health Directions apply to interstate visitors, contractors, Defence personnel and Government employees and friends and family of residents.

The JBT is not part of New South Wales. JBT Public Health Directions only apply to the Territory, which includes Booderee National Park and the beaches located within the Park.

The Directions do not apply to the broader Jervis Bay region, which includes the NSW towns of Vincentia and Huskisson.

On 18 January 2021, the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Honourable Nola Marino MP, again extended the State of Emergency for the JBT for a 30-day period given the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

JBT residents should continue to follow Australian Government and state and territory government advice, including on travel restrictions, health, hygiene, physical distancing and self-isolation.

For the latest JBT Public Health Directions visit:

For further information, please see or phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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