Stay-at-home orders extended for the following LGAs until 11 October:

  • Bathurst Regional
  • Bourke
  • City of Broken Hill
  • Central Coast
  • Central Darling
  • City of Cessnock
  • Dubbo Regional
  • Eurobodalla
  • Goulburn Mulwarre
  • Kiama
  • City of Lake Macquarie
  • City of Lithgow
  • City of Maitland
  • Mid-Western Regional
  • City of Newcastle
  • Port Stephens
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
  • City of Shellharbour
  • City of Shoalhaven
  • Walgett and 
  • Wingecarribee.

Stay-at-home orders will also be extended in Menindee for a further seven days from 30th September and in Wilcannia until 11 October.


From 3pm on 30 September 2021, stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Snowy Monaro Regional until 12.01am on 8 October 2021. The stay-at-home orders will also apply to anyone who has been in the Snowy Monaro Regional LGA since 22 September.


From 6pm on 29 September 2021, stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Oberon until 12.01am 7 October 2021.  The stay-at-home orders will also apply to anyone who has been in the Oberon LGA since 20 September.


From 6pm on 28 September 2021, stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Muswellbrook until 5 October 2021.  The stay-at-home orders will also apply to anyone who has been in the Muswellbrook LGA since 22 September.


From 6pm on 28 September 2021, stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Port Macquarie-Hastings until 5 October 2021. The stay-at-home orders will also apply to anyone who has been in the Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA since 17 September. 


From 5pm on 20 September 2021 stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Cowra and will be in place until 12:01am 5 October 2021.  


Stay at home orders lifted

28 September 2021

Stay-at-home orders for the Tweed and Byron Shire Local Government Areas will be lifted as of midnight 28th September


1 October 2021

Stay-at-home orders will be lifted, as scheduled, from tomorrow, Friday 1 October, for Mid-Western Regional, Hilltops and Walgett LGAs.

For the Central Darling Shire Council, stay-at-home orders will be lifted from 1 October with the exceptions of Wilcannia and Menindee

NSW Health will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and will not hesitate to update its advice to protect the health and wellbeing of the people of NSW.


Residential building work:

  • All building activity can continue subject to ensuring all sites adopt COVID safety measures.
  • A limit of two workers are permitted to undertake indoor work at occupied homes in regional NSW. Workers must remain separated from all residents when on-site. There is no limit on the number of workers that can undertake outdoor work at an occupied home site across NSW.

If you travel from home into one of the locked down areas for essential work you must comply with the stay at home orders until the lockdowns end regardless of where you live.

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