Where would you rather be: How the restrictions compare state-by-state


Coronavirus restrictions are slowly being eased across Australia with states and territories at different stages on the roadmap to reopen the nation.

Jun 01, 2020, updated Jun 01, 2020
A group of cafe-goers at South Bank in Brisbane (Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled)

A group of cafe-goers at South Bank in Brisbane (Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled)


* Up to 50 people allowed to dine in restaurants, pubs and cafes.

* Up to 20 people allowed at weddings and 50 at funerals and places of worship.

* Beauty salons can reopen with no more than 10 clients.

* Museums, galleries, libraries, zoos and aquariums can reopen.

* Regional travel within the state permitted with spots to open up at some camping grounds and caravan parks


* Up to 20 people at your home at one time, including members of your household, children and babies. Visitors may stay over

* A maximum of 20 people allowed for indoor and outdoor gatherings, including at weddings, swimming pools, beauty and personal care services, libraries, museums and galleries, places of worship and other community facilities

* 20 people allowed in restaurants, cafes and pubs

* People allowed to stay at holiday homes, tourist accommodation and caravan parks with no communal facilities

* Outdoor amusement parks, zoos and arcades for up to 20 people

* Outdoor cinemas allowed


* a limit of 20 people at home visits, non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport, personal training, gyms, indoor and outdoor pools, museums and galleries, historic sites, weddings, parks and playgrounds, libraries, places of worship and recreational travel

* Dining in restaurants, cafes and pubs allowed up to 20 people and 50 at outback restaurants

* Beauty salons are already open but will be able to have up to 20 customers

* Up to 50 people allowed at funerals


* Up to 50 people allowed at funerals

* Up to 80 in large hospitality venues

* Up to 20 people in cinemas, theatres, museums, beauty salons, gyms and indoor fitness centres

* Non-contact outdoor sport competitions allowed

* Non-contact indoor sports training and competition and indoor recreation activities allowed


In place as of May 18:

* Up to 20 people in homes and outdoors

* Weddings and funerals – up to 20 people inside or 30 outside

* Up to 20 people in cafes and restaurants with meal service, including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casinos

* Non-contact community sports for up to 20 participants

* Up to 20 people in outdoor or indoor fitness classes with no shared equipment

* Public pools (one indoor and multiple outdoor) with up to 20 people per pool

* Up to 20 people in places of worship, community facilities and libraries


* Tasmania won’t be joining its mainland counterparts in further easing restrictions on June 1, with the island state halfway between stage one and two of its roadmap.

* Years 7-10 to resume classroom education on June 9 with other grades already back at school


The NT will move to stage three easing of restrictions from midday June 5 allowing:

* All licensed gaming activities including a TAB

* Officiating and participating in and supporting team sports

* Cinemas, theatres, concert, music and dance halls, nightclubs or any similar entertainment venues

* Ordering alcohol at bars without consuming food

* Any previously restricted services at beauty services including beauty therapy or cosmetic services, tattooing or body art and piercing

* Amusement parks and venues, community, recreation or play centres

* Arenas, stadiums, sporting facilities and sporting competitions


* Restrictions eased to allow up to 20 people to gather including at restaurants, cafes and licensed venues and weddings

* Up to 50 people allowed at funerals

* Beauty therapy, tanning or waxing services, nail salons, spa and massage parlours, tattoo and body modification parlours can reopen

* Small supervised sessions at gyms, health clubs, fitness or wellness centres and yoga, barre, pilates and spin facilities

* Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic places, outdoor attractions including zoos can reopen

* Choirs, bands and orchestras allowed

* Caravan parks and campgrounds can reopen

* Indoor sporting centres and low contact indoor and outdoor sport allowed



* Gaming lounges, cinemas, theatres, concert, music and dance halls, amusement centres and adult entertainment services.

* Indoor sporting events, indoor public swimming pools except for squad training, and indoor recreation facilities including gyms, table tennis centres and bowling alleys.


* Indoor cinemas, concert venues, theatres, casinos, adult entertainment venues

* Caravan parks and camping grounds with communal facilities

* Saunas and spas

* Indoor sporting activities


* Casinos, gaming and gambling venues

* Concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums and stadiums, Indoor cinemas, nightclubs, outdoor amusement parks, zoos and arcades

* Saunas and bathhouses


* Indoor contact sport competitions

* Nightclubs, standing hospitality and food courts

* Shisha/hookah bars

* Casinos, gaming venues, stadiums, larger entertainment venues, indoor playgrounds and amusement arcades.

* Spas, saunas, and fitness classes with more than 10 people

* Travel into protected communities.


* Indoor and outdoor contact community sport

* Beauty therapy and personal care services

* Physically attending auction houses and real estate auctions

* Public playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, skate parks, zoos, cinemas, galleries, museums and concert venues

* Travel to biosecurity zones within the Kimberley region, parts of Shire of East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku, and remote Aboriginal communities


* Indoor and outdoors markets unless for fresh produce

* Cinemas, casinos, clubs, museums, galleries

* Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, manicure or other nail treatments, ear and body piercing, tattoos, body modification and other similar services

* Gyms, indoor sporting activities


* Entertainment venues must have approved spectator configurations in place

* Borders remain shut


* Cinemas, concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums or stadiums

* Outdoor or indoor play centres, amusement arcades, outdoor amusement parks

* Nightclubs, conference and entertainment venues

* Casinos, gaming and gambling venues

* Saunas and bathhouses and adult entertainment venues

* Food courts and residential colleges.

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