Social Distancing

All Australians are required to maintain social distancing measures and good hygiene as restrictions around the country start to be lifted.

Visits to your house should be kept to a minimum. There are a maximum of 5 people allowed to visit your home and gatherings of more than 10 people in public open spaces are banned.

You should also practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene:

  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, and
  • avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).

You can start a range of social distancing and low cost hygiene actions now.

These simple, common sense actions help reduce risk to you and to others. They will help to slow the spread of disease in our communities – and you can use them every day – in your home, workplace, school and while out in public.

Compliance to Health Advice

If you don’t comply with directions to self-isolate, you can receive a $1,000 on-the-spot fine as an individual or $5,000 as an organisation. Police officers will also no longer require a warrant to arrest an individual breaching a public health order.
Report anyone who doesn’t comply with public health advice to Crime Stoppers online at