NSW/ACT border residents

If you live outside the ACT in one of the approved postcodes, you can enter the ACT for the approved essential reason under the lockdown restrictions.

You are currently permitted to enter under a standing exemption however, you must carry identification with you at all times to prove your residency in one of the approved postcodes. This may be checked at any time by ACT Policing.

If you are not an essential worker or have an essential reason to enter the ACT, you cannot enter during the lockdown period.

If you live outside these postcodes and need to enter the ACT for essential work or healthcare reasons, you will be required to seek an exemption.

From 20 August 2021, exemptions will not be granted for travellers from outside of these postcodes who have a COVID-19 vaccination booked in the ACT. The ACT Government will be providing vaccine doses to NSW to ensure you receive your vaccination. We are working closely with NSW Health to rearrange appointments. ACT Health will directly contact affected individuals.


Included cities, townships and areas


Gunning, Collector


Murrumbateman, Yass






Wallaroo, areas along the ACT’s north-western edge




Queanbeyan, Googong, Karabar, Sutton, Gundaroo, Royalla




Captains Flat


Bredbo and Michelago

NSW/ACT border resident locations

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NSW Region patient exemptions

Due to the rapidly changing situation in the ACT and the public health directions in place in NSW and the ACT, we’ve had to make some changes to the way we deliver health services in the ACT. All patients who need urgent or critical care whether in the ACT or surrounding NSW regions will receive this care.

For more information visit the ACT Health website.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: August 23 2021