P3 | Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Response
Essential Traveller categories Full denitions list
1. National and State Security and Governance
a. Any Government senior ocial 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, and is required to be present in Tasmania for such purposes; 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.
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.
3. Transport, freight and logistics
a. Any person who in the carriage of his or her duties is responsible for 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.
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;
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; and
c. Any person travelling from Antarctica directly to Tasmania.
5. Paramedics and ambulance ocers
a. A paramedic, or an ocer of Ambulance Tasmania, each within the meaning of the Ambulance Service Act 1982, who is
returning to Tasmania as soon as practicable after providing medical transport to a patient or who is returning to Tasmania
while providing medical transport to a person; and
b. A paramedic, or an ocer of Ambulance Tasmania, each within the meaning of the Ambulance Service Act 1982, who is
ordinarily resident in Tasmania and who is requested by the Commissioner of Ambulance Services, or his or her delegate,
to return to Tasmania to present for duty in Tasmania.
6. Other persons, or class of persons that are:
Exempted by the Secretary DPIPWE:
a. Any other person, or member of a class of persons, in relation to whom, in the opinion of the Secretary DPIPWE,
self-quarantine would lead to an unusual, undeserved or disproportionate hardship; and
b. Any other person, or member of a class of persons, who, in the opinion of the Secretary DPIPWE, is essential for the proper
functioning of Tasmania.
Assessed on an individual basis via application e.g:
a. Compassionate grounds e.g. a person is travelling to Tasmania to visit a terminally ill relative.
b. Medical grounds e.g. a person who travels to and from Tasmania to receive essential medical treatment on the mainland.
c. Other reasons considered on individual merit.
If your application has not been received and approved by the time you arrive in Tasmania you must begin the mandatory 14 days of
quarantine until your application is approved.
Essential Travellers must still comply with the listed quarantine conditions in the direction made by the Director of Health under
Section 16 of the Public Health Act 1997. These conditions can be found on the Quarantine Conditions for Essential Travellers.