Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Coronavirus response

The Department is committed to keeping the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) community informed as the Australian Government continues to work with you in our response to COVID-19.

The JBT is a Commonwealth-administered territory, and is not part of New South Wales (NSW) or the Australian Capital Territory.

Local COVID-19 restrictions apply to protect residents and minimise risks to visitors.

COVID-19 Information

A COVID-19 Public Health Direction is in force in the JBT.

The current JBT Public Health Emergency Direction requires people to:

  • Wear a mask which covers the nose and mouth
    • when using or waiting to use public transport if you are aged 12 and over
    • if you are a hospitality worker who is not fully vaccinated.
  • Register a Rapid Antigen Test result through Service NSW if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • If you test positive to COVID-19, immediately self-isolate at your home or suitable premises for seven days, or until advised by a health official or medical practitioner (whichever is earlier).
  • Follow the NSW household and close contact guidelines if you are a household or close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. 

The full JBT Public Health Emergency Direction is available below.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate by health or other authorities at any time, you must follow that advice.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result. Learn more about symptoms and who should get tested.

Current JBT Public Health Instruments

Previous 2022 COVID-19 Declarations and Directions

2021 COVID-19 Declarations and Directions

2020 COVID-19 Declarations and Directions

For Ministerial and Departmental announcements, please visit our Community Bulletins page.

JBT Pandemic Response Plan:

The Department has developed a Jervis Bay Territory Pandemic Response Plan as a Sub Plan of the JBT Emergency Management Plan.

Further information:, and COVID-19 health information line: 1800 020 080.