COVID-19: Parenting arrangements and WA travel restrictions

Travel restrictions imposed within WA by the WA government may have an impact on your ability to travel to fulfil parenting arrangements you have in place.

The restrictions and their possible impact are summarised below.

The only government travel restrictions currently in place for travel within WA relate to Remote Aboriginal Communities.

See Travel restrictions for details.

Impact on travel under parenting arrangements

Under the WA government rules, people are permitted to enter or remain in a remote Aboriginal community for a number of reasons including for “family or cultural purposes”. Subject to rules about when you cannot enter, for example if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will therefore generally be allowed to enter if you are fulfilling your obligations under the following:

  • Family Court parenting order
  • Parenting plan, or
  • Other parenting arrangement.

You should carry a copy of the relevant Family Court parenting order, parenting plan or other written evidence of the current parenting arrangement with you when travelling. You may need to provide this as evidence of the reason for travelling into a Remote Aboriginal Community.

There will be no problem with you travelling into a Remote Aboriginal Community if you apply for approval to travel. You can do this by applying for a G2G PASS. If your application is successful, you will be provided with a QR code which quickly verifies that you have approval to travel. See G2G PASS for information about how to apply.

The list of Remote Aboriginal Communities to which the WA rules apply are found in the Remote Aboriginal Communities Directions (No 3). For details of these Directions see Travel restrictions.

More information

For information about how to obtain a copy of your current Family Court parenting orders visit the Family Court of WA website here.

 

Reviewed: 5 June 2020

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