Essential traveller requirements

Source: South Australia Police

All persons entering South Australia are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they are an Essential Traveller.

A copy of the list of people who are considered Essential Travellers can be found here:

The following additional information is provided to clarify the process upon entering the South Australian border.

Any travellers who enter South Australia may be stopped by police at checkpoints and Essential Travellers may be required to provide evidence of their status.  A police officer will complete a form on behalf of the traveller to record their personal particulars.

If you believe you fit the criteria of an Essential Traveller, you need to make that claim to the police officer at this time.

The police officer will then assess that claim and if the criteria is met, an Essential Traveller Notice, signed by the police officer will be issued. This notice must be carried or displayed on the vehicle dashboard at all times.

If the criteria has not been met, you will be advised that you are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days and you will be provided with an information sheet which outlines the direction.

To reiterate, there is no application process to become an Essential Traveller.  In the first instance, travellers self-assess their status as an Essential Traveller based on the categories.  When stopped at the checkpoint by police, the police officer will make the determination at the time.

If you have any further queries regarding the border control process you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days per week.

A copy of the media release containing further information can be found here: