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Welcome back to Western Australia

*PLEASE NOTE: Since this article was published, the State Government has announced that the Western Australian border will be open after March 3 without a requirement for travellers to quarantine. The information below is relevant for travellers into Western Australia before March 3. Click here for the latest information on the full border opening.


HOW TO ENTER WA BEFORE MARCH 3

International students can start to return to Western Australian following an announcement by the State Government regarding new entry rules.

As a college dedicated exclusively to international education, we are delighted to welcome new students back to Perth and on to campus after almost two years of restrictions.

There are a number of measures students must take to be able to join us in Perth, including a requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to quarantine for seven days on arrival. Further requirements are outlined below.

Under the new rules, international students can enter Western Australia either directly under the arrivals cap, or by transitioning through another state. It is important to note that the number of international visitors allowed directly into Western Australia is currently restricted to 530 people per week. The number of visitors allowed to enter Western Australia from other states is not restricted. More information regarding State and Territory entry requirements is available here.

Students who intend to travel into Perth, either directly or via another Australian state, are required to:

  • Have an approved G2G pass with “Enrolled Student in WA” as the exemption category.
  • Be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
  • Provide proof of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours before departure.
  • Undertake 7 days of self-quarantine in approved accommodation in Western Australia, with the same requirements for household members at any self-quarantine premises.
  • Undertake RAT or PCR testing within 24 hours of arrival, and either a PCR test on day 6 or a RAT on day 7 of self-quarantine. If the student has no symptoms and tests negative, quarantine is complete after 7 days. If a student has symptoms, the student must continue to isolate until symptoms are gone. Household members, who quarantine with the student, will also be required to do a PCR test on the student’s day 6.
  • Be subject to mandatory use of the G2G Now app and in-person checks by Western Australian Police as required.

To assist with quarantine-related expenses, students are advised to register on the WA Government website here for a one-off payment of $2000. They should also register with StudyPerth here to receive a welcome pack.

Additional to the entry requirements, Canning College also recommends:

  • Parents/students assess the suitability of the student to complete the mandatory 7-day quarantine period before pursuing entry into Western Australia.
  • Students under 18 years of age travel with a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians should select “Immediate Family Member of Approved Traveller” on their GTG Pass application.
  • Students understand the requirement to quarantine in approved accommodation and prepare accordingly. Students should check the accommodation they have booked for use during the normal course of their studies is approved for quarantine purposes. If not, students must arrange for approved accommodation during their quarantine stay. A list of approved accommodation is available on the StudyPerth website here.
  • Students understand airline refund policies in case flight schedules change.
  • Students be prepared to start their online studies during quarantine. Starting or continuing study online while in quarantine is a great way for students to interact with teachers and other students during isolation.

Canning College understands that quarantine may be challenging for some students, who may not be ready to travel, and we will continue to offer online learning until further notice.

Students who intend to travel to Perth are asked to provide flight and accommodation details before travelling to WA.

We remain committed to delivering high-quality education programs and providing high levels of support that help students achieve their academic goals.

Should you have any questions regarding information in this email that is not answered in any of the links, please visit the StudyPerth frequently asked questions page here or contact us at canning.col.info@education.wa.edu.au. Further information on international education is available on the WA Government website here.

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