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Emergency Information

Emergency information for Tasmania

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Emergency Information


Tasmania remains one of the most beautiful and inviting destinations in Australia and we're thrilled to welcome travellers back, but there are a few changes.

Your health and wellbeing is our number-one priority so we’re taking measures to keep everyone COVID-safe.

Here’s what you need to know:

Getting here

New processes apply for travellers arriving into Tasmania.

The areas where travellers have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for their entry into the State.

The latest information on coming to Tasmania is available at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

Please check the border restrictions that may be in place before departing your country of residence. Each country has different requirements and it is essential to check before you leave.

While you’re here

All Tasmanian businesses are required to have a COVID-19 safety plan in place to help keep everyone safe. This means that some tourism experiences, restaurants and venues may have new capacity limits to ensure social distancing.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend calling ahead and pre-booking.

We all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.

Taking a few simple precautions will help keep our island safe and stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water.
  • Use alcohol–based sanitiser when out and about.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, don’t go out - only leave to get tested.
  • Take extra care to cover coughs and sneezes.

If you have any concerns while you are in Tasmania, visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Keep informed

Travel restrictions may change, stay up to date with the latest information at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

Other incident advice

In the event of an emergency incident in Tasmania, visitors are advised to keep up to date on the areas that may be affected and avoid non-essential travel to those locations.

Emergency information will be updated on the Fire Service or TasALERT websites. ABC local radio is also a great source of current community alerts or warnings.

In the event of an emergency please do not rely on navigation system such as Google maps to provide road closure information. Up to date road closures information is available from the Tasmania Police or TasALERT websites.

The Parks and Wildlife Service's Facebook page or website provides information on park or track closures.

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN) centres located around the state can also provide more information or assistance for visitors.

Information current as at 15:00 on 3 November 2020