With the latest COVID-19 health advice to stay home, we strongly advise you to use our website or call 13 77 88, rather than visit a service centre. Visit our COVID-19 page for information and advice on the assistance available for NSW residents and businesses.

Stay home: use online transactions or call 13 77 88
COVID-19 assistance

Text size

Introduction

You must complete a NSW entry declaration form if you:

  • are entering NSW on or after 5pm on 12 August 2021, and
  • have been in the Australian Capital Territory in the previous 14 days.

You must complete the form:

  • either within the 24-hour period before you enter NSW or on entry
  • whether you cross the border by any means including air, road or rail
  • each time you enter NSW, but not more than once every 72 hours.

Note: For free help in your language call 13 14 50 (Translating and Interpreting Service).

What you need

  • your name, email and phone number (mobile preferred)
  • your residential address
  • each address you have stayed at in the Australian Capital Territory in the previous 14 days
  • your intended travel dates and the addresses in NSW where you'll be staying
  • the number of dependants under 16 that are travelling with you
  • the date you're intending to leave NSW (if applicable).

Note: If you do not have an email address or a smart phone, a trusted relative can help you complete the form if needed.

How to complete

  1. Select the 'NSW entry form (Australian Capital Territory)' button.
  2. Enter the required details.
  3. Read and confirm your declaration.
  4. Select 'Submit'. 

You'll be sent a copy of your declaration to the email address you provided. Keep it with you at all times while you're travelling in NSW. You'll need to produce it if requested by an enforcement officer.

You also need to carry any supporting evidence associated with your travel, at all times.

Before you enter, or if you are in NSW, special rules apply if you have been in a place of high concern.

Places of high concern

Travel to NSW

Close contact venues 

You must be a returning resident of NSW to enter if, at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, you have been to a place of high concern (close contact venues).

Before travelling, if you have been to a close contact venue, you must contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553 to determine if you are permitted to return to NSW.

Returning NSW residents will only be permitted to travel to NSW in a manner that does not pose a public health risk.

If you are identified as a close contact, you will not be considered safe to travel on a plane. For rules that apply in NSW, see below. 

Casual contact venues 

You must be a returning resident of NSW to enter if, at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, you have been to a place of high concern (casual contact venues), unless you have received a negative test result for COVID-19.

Before travelling, if you have been to a casual contact venue, you must contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553 to determine if you are permitted to return to NSW.

For further rules that apply in NSW, see below.

Testing and self-isolation requirements

Place of high concern (close contact venues)

If you have been to a place of high concern (close contact places) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice you must:

After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a close contact venue, at the time and date listed in the concerns notice you must:

  • immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
  • get tested and self-isolate until 14 days have passed since you were last at the close contact venue, regardless of the result. 

Place of high concern (casual contact venues)

If you have been to a place of high concern (casual contact venues) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, follow NSW Health's Interstate Traveller Guidelines.

After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a casual contact venue, you must:

  • immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
  • get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

More information