International air passenger arrival caps

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications administers passenger caps applying to arrivals into Australian airports.

These caps are set by National Cabinet based on advice about state and territory hotel quarantine and related resourcing capacity.

The following arrival caps are in place until 30 April 2021:

  • Adelaide: No more than 530 arrivals per week.
  • Brisbane: No more than 1,000 arrivals per week (with additional capacity of 300 passengers per week for the return of vulnerable Australians).
  • Melbourne: International passenger arrivals suspended until further notice.
  • Perth: From 1 March 2021 to 25 March 2021: No more than 900 arrivals per week, then from 26 March 2021: No more than 1,025 arrivals per week.
  • Sydney: From 15 February 2021: No more than 430 arrivals per day.
  • Individual arrangements for the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Tasmania settled between the Commonwealth and those jurisdictions.

National Cabinet will continue to monitor the ongoing appropriateness of quarantine arrangements and caps on international passenger arrivals in light of the global and local COVID-19 situation.

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