Torres Shire Council continues to support our communities with advice regarding COVID-19.
Travel within the ‘Designated Area’ under The Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Amendment (No 1) Determination 2020 is permitted.
Travel within the Designated Area
• Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) has agreed with Torres Shire Council that travel between Seisia and Thursday Island does not require a permit.
• Travel to, from and within Torres Shire Council LGA does not require a permit.
• Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) has its own process for Island entry. Please contact TSIRC about travel to TSIRC islands.
Travel from outside the Designated Area
• Travel from outside the Designated Area, from Cairns to Horn Island, requires approval and can be requested through the Torres Shire Council through this site.