Essential Traveller (Specified Persons) categories
Category 1: National and State Security and Governance
a. Any person who, in the carriage of his or her duties, is responsible for the safety of the Nation or Tasmania against threats such as terrorism, war, or espionage or acts of foreign interference and is required to be present in Tasmania for such purposes, and any persons assisting such persons; and
b. Active Military personnel required to be on duty in Tasmania while in Tasmania; and
c. A member of the Commonwealth Parliament who is ordinarily resident in Tasmania.
Category 2: Health Services
a. A clinician in relation to health who is ordinarily resident in Tasmania and who is requested by the Secretary of the Department of Health, or his or her delegate, to return to Tasmania to present for duty in Tasmania; and
b. A clinician in relation to health who is requested by the Secretary of the Department of Health, or his or her delegate, to present for duty in Tasmania to perform, during the period in which the person will be present in Tasmania, duties unable to be appropriately performed by a person ordinarily resident in Tasmania.
Category 3: Transport, freight and logistics
a. Any person who, in the carriage of his or her duties, is responsible for the provision of transport or freight and logistics into, within, and out of Tasmania; and
b. Flight crew and ship crew – for the purpose of delivery of persons, freight or logistics into, within and out of Tasmania.
Category 4: Specialist skills critical to maintaining key industries or businesses
a. Any specialists required for industry or business continuity and maintenance of competitive operations where the appropriate skills are not available in Tasmania, where the service is time-critical and where the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in Tasmania; and
b. Any person who, in the carriage of his or her duties, is responsible, while in Tasmania, for critical maintenance or repair of infrastructure critical to Tasmania.
Category 5: Persons transporting patients, organs and tissues
a. A person who, in the course of their duties, participates in the aeromedical delivery, transport or retrieval of patients, organs or tissues into, or out of, Tasmania.
Category 6: Police officers
a. Members of the Tasmania Police Service; and
b. Members of the Australia Federal Police or a police force or police service of another State or a Territory of the Commonwealth travelling to Tasmania in the course of their duties.
Category 7: Emergency Management Response
a. A person who, in the course of their duties (whether paid or voluntary), participates in time critical emergency management activities at the request of the Secretary of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (or their delegate), as a member of a team or unit, and within the scope of National arrangements for the provision of interstate resources during an emergency.
Category 8: Other persons, or classes of persons, approved by the Deputy State Controller
Includes fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers and for compassionate or medical reasons. For example, to attend a funeral, visit a hospital or to assist with end of life care.
If your application has not been approved by the time you arrive in Tasmania you must begin the mandatory 14 days of quarantine until your application is approved.
The location of where you will need to quarantine will depend upon whether you have travelled from a medium or high-risk area. For more information visit Coming to Tasmania
Read more about the Essential Traveller process and read the Directions in Relation to Persons Arriving in Tasmania.