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Travelling to our communities

Help protect our communities from the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

If you are travelling to communities located within the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) local government area, you will be required to submit regional entry documentation:

General Travellers

From 11:59pm Monday 06/04/2020 until Wednesday 06/05/2020, general travel, including returning residents, is prohibited to and within the TSIRC region2.

Essential Travellers - Entering Region

Those who qualify for Essential Traveller Status1 and are entering the TSIRC region2 will need to complete the Essential Travellers Entry Online Application.

Essential Travellers - Travelling Within Region

Those who qualify for Essential Traveller Status1 and are already based within the TSIRC region2 will need to complete the Essential Travellers Within Region Online Application.

1Essential Traveller Status is as outlined in the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Determination 2020 as an essential activity in a designated area.

2The TSIRC region is specifically the Communities of:

  • Boigu (Talbot Is.)
  • Dauan (Mt. Cornwallis Is.)
  • Saibai
  • Mabuiag (Jervis Is.)
  • Badu (Mulgrave Is.)
  • Arkai (Kubin) Community on Mua (Moa Is.)
  • Wug (St. Pauls) Community on Mua (Moa Is.)
  • Kirirri (Hammond Is.)
  • Iama (Yam Is.)
  • Warraber (Sue Is.)
  • Poruma (Coconut Is.)
  • Masig (Yorke Is.)
  • Ugar (Stephen Is.)
  • Erub (Darnley Is.)
  • Mer (Murray Is.)






If you require assistance with submitting your documentation, call 07 4034 5700 (our office hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or email:

More Information:

For more information, visit our Coronavirus Information Page.