Western Australian Travel Talk

Message from members in Perth, WA

“Not sure whether you are aware that Western Australia opens its borders for interstate and overseas travel Feb 5th. Fingers crossed that the shackles remain off for what we enjoy most”

Peter & Debs (edited)

Full details of required official protocols to follow: WA Government Information :point_down:



Great to hear! We read that today too- we have done 7 housesits in WA- love it there!!

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Please note that the still-strict requirements below. It is also unlikely that WA will let in people who are not citizens/permanent residents or their close family members. Other states and territories have their own rules, though the Federal gov is ultimately in charge of international borders.


Relevant excerpt:

Direct international arrivals

*** You must complete 14 days of hotel quarantine upon arrival in WA at a government approved facility at your own expense.**

  • You will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 tests on the following days:
    • On the day following your arrival in WA
    • On day 5 of quarantine
    • On day 13 of quarantine
    • On day 17 (after you have left quarantine)
    • On day 21 (after you have left quarantine).

If you are a direct international arrival, you will not be permitted to travel domestically or continue on any domestic connections until you have completed your 14-day mandatory quarantine period.

(Signed: Australian citizen who was there from March-September last year and had to request permission to leave. I follow the ever-evolving rules.)


We are Queenslanders heading to WA tomorrow for a holiday, no quarantine required now but have to undertake a RAT within 12 hours of arriving and log it if you’re positive. Also have to wear face masks in all indoor areas but that’s a small price to pay…

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Are you doing a WA road trip up north or south or west? We miss WA & heaps of places to suggest :heart::heart::heart:.

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We are joining a tour in the south west out of Perth to Margaret River, Albany & Esperance. We have a couple of days either side in Perth so have some day trips booked to The Pinnacles for a star gazing dinner and a day on Rotty to see the smiling Quokkas! We are staying in the CBD & have been to Perth a few times & have done The Mint, Kings Park & the Bell Tower but always happy to hear sightseeing ideas that we can get to via public transport. We are coming home on The Indian Pacific. This train trip is a huge bucket list trip for us! Very excited…


Albany & Esperance :sunglasses::sunglasses:

Ah yes, the now instafamous Quokkas. There’s zip shade out there so be prepared :+1:.

Take the train from the city to North Freo for the beach over the road by The Freo Surf Life Saving club❤ & if you feel up to it, walk back up to Cottesloe. Visit the Bon Scott statue in Freo.

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We’ve done Freo and made the pilgrimage to Bon Scott’s grave. My husband is a huge AC/DC fan. We haven’t been to Cottesloe though, so we will check that out & go for sundowners & dinner. It will be a novelty seeing the sun set over the ocean!

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