The Government’s restrictions on large indoor and outdoor public gatherings, and intra-State travel restrictions are designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision affects how Australians can gather for funerals and weddings.

The decision significantly affects how Aboriginal people can gather for funerals and Sorry Business. The travel restrictions are in-place across Western Australia which means that people cannot travel to attend funerals and Sorry Business. You can apply for an exemption from the government to travel on compassionate reasons. The compassionate reasons¬† include death of a member of the person’s immediate family or household. To apply for a travel exemption for a funeral, a request must be sent as soon as possible to funeral.exemption@dlgsc.wa.gov.au.

 

The Western Australia Department of Health have produced an information sheet COVID-19 restrictions on Funerals and Sorry Business. To access the information sheet, please click the link below.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Infectious%20diseases/PDF/Coronavirus/COVID19-Funerals-and-Sorry-Business.pdf

 

The restrictions on intra-State travel also applies to remote Aboriginal Communities. Travel is restricted into the following communities:Kimberley (comprising all four local government areas), Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku, and Parts of the Shire of East Pilbara that encompass the communities of Jigalong, Martu homeland communities and Kiwirrkurra. To find out more information about the restrictions and exemptions, please click the link below.

https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-remote-aboriginal-communities-restrictions-entering

 

For more information on getting an exemption and travelling within the State, please click the link below to view more information on the ‘Good to Go’ passes allowing travel.

https://www.g2gpass.com.au/