With new quarantine requirements in place across the ACT, police will establish a presence along the Territory’s border.

From Tuesday, Police will begin random inspections of drivers travelling along the Federal Highway into the ACT.

The operation is designed to minimise the travel of people from hotspot areas of New South Wales, with residents returning from Greater Sydney, The Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong areas now required to self-isolate.

Chief Police Officer, Neil Gaughan, said the random border checks are in addition to current compliance activates.

“It is important to emphasise that at this time there is no border closure between the ACT and NSW and no permit process in place to enter the ACT.”

However, under the Public Health Directions in place, for those who are returning to the ACT from the identified NSW COVID-affected areas, there is a requirement to complete a simple online declaration form that is available on the ACT COVID-19 website and to quarantine for 14 days.”

Drivers are being advised to look out for signs and be aware of traffic arrangements when driving into Canberra.


“We want to thank all Canberrans for their understanding of these new arrangements and compliance with these measures to keep our community safe, in particular that it has meant many changing their plans over this time.” Mr Gaughan added.