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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 international passenger arrival caps are in place:

  • Adelaide: No more than 530 arrivals per week.
  • Brisbane: No more than 500 arrivals per week, with additional surge capacity of 150 passengers per week.
  • Melbourne: No more than 880 arrivals per week, with additional surge capacity of 120 passengers per week.
  • Perth: No more than 1,025 arrivals per week.
  • Sydney: No more than 430 arrivals per day.
  • Individual arrangements for the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Tasmania settled between the Commonwealth and those jurisdictions.

National Cabinet will continue to monitor the ongoing appropriateness of quarantine arrangements and caps on international passenger arrivals in light of the global and local COVID-19 situation.

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