South Australia, SA

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Continue Business as an Essential Service Provider in SA

You need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days before you enter South Australia, regardless of where your travel begins. Visit and ‘select ‘Complete cross border form’.


Low community transmission zones

People coming from low community transmission zones can travel freely to South Australia. A low community transmission zone includes the ACT, NSW, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria.

For the latest information and advice visit



Essential Travellers Employers should first complete a Risk Mitigation Plan and have that submitted 

Step 1 - Workplace risk mitigation 

Essential sectors need to have a Workplace Risk Mitigation plan for COVID-19. This includes identifying potential risks, hazards and the controls in place to mitigate these potential risks.

Please see the SA link here on preparing a risk mitigation plan (RMP). If you need multiple visits scroll down to the multi-entry pass information below to cover this in your RMP.

Prepare your risk mitigation plan and email it here for approval, or for assistance:

Wait for your approval letter to attach to your application.

Step 2 -Supporting Evidence

Also obtain a letter from the business requesting your service detailing that the person is required to conduct a service that is time critical and where the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in South Australia.

When applying industry falls under Schedule 2 Point 3 — Specialist workers in essential sectors. See schedule here.

Point 3: Specialist workers in essential sectors 'mining, oil, gas, energy, water, agriculture or other primary industries'


Additional Industry Templates are below:

Word document templates for employee crossing the border, please insert company logo:
Records of close contact form   (download here)  

Multi-Entry Pass

It is possible to obtain a ‘many use pass’, but there are some strict criteria to get it.

The Essential worker will need to submit their risk mitigation plan (RMP) for approval before applying for a border pass. In the RMP cover off all of the requested parts and stipulate that you will need to visit X number of times over a X week period making sure to nominate dates for each forward trip and outlining the purpose of each visit and why each purpose has to be performed in SA. Also, identify where you are coming from.

Once the RMP is approved, apply on the SAPOL site for a border pass. When doing this repeat, all of the details of the multiple visits that are required, and state the application is for a multi-entry pass. 

We have confirmed that all states have agreed that agriculture and suppliers of essential services to agriculture will be categorised as essential services.


National Coronavirus Helpline Phone Number: 1800 253 787