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International air passenger arrival caps

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications administers passenger caps applying to arrivals into Australian airports.

These caps are set by National Cabinet based on advice about state and territory hotel quarantine and related resourcing capacity.

The following arrival caps are in place from 15 February 2021:

  • New South Wales: 3,010 international passenger arrivals per week (430 per day)
  • Western Australia: 512 international passenger arrivals per week
  • Queensland: 1,000 international passenger arrivals per week (in addition there is capacity of up to 300 passenger arrivals per week for the return of vulnerable Australians)
  • Victoria: international passenger arrivals suspended until further notice
  • South Australia: 530 international passenger arrivals per week
  • Individual arrangements for the ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania settled between the Commonwealth and those jurisdictions.

National Cabinet will continue to review cap levels regularly with a view to prioritising the return of Australians overseas.

Media Contact

media@infrastructure.gov.au | 1300 732 749