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Coronavirus restrictions eased: Find out what is reopening in YOUR state

Some Australians will be allowed to go to cinemas, nightclubs and casinos as further coronavirus restrictions are lifted around the country.

The Northern Territory, who have not had an active COVID-19 case since May, entered stage three of their 'roadmap' at midday on Friday.

Territorians will be able to enjoy the most eased restrictions in country by recommencing team sports, attending stadiums and hitting the pub for a drink, without being required to eat food.

Tasmania are also moving to serve drinks without a food order from Friday afternoon and ahead of the long weekend.  

Here, Daily Mail Australia looks at what is reopening in each state and territory.  

The Northern Territory, who have not had an active COVID-19 case since May, entered stage three of their 'roadmap' at midday on Friday 

Pictured: People eat and drink as they sit at Monsoons Bar in Darwin, NT


The NT will enter stage three at midday on Friday.

Entertainment venues including cinemas, concert halls and nightclubs, will recommence operation with approved configuration. 

Revellers can go to the pub for a drink without ordering food, while team sports will again return to the pitch.

Arenas and stadiums will open to the public again but if crowds stretch above 500 people, the event needs a separately approved COVID-19 Safety Plan.

While the NT has made a massive leap in their return to 'normal', Territorians must continue to follow physical distancing and practice good hand hygiene. 

A minimum space of 1.5 metres is required between people not known to each other. Surfaces that are touched by more than one person should be regularly cleaned.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner says it's an exciting time for the region, but has called on locals to remain vigilant and to continue to practice good hygiene and physical distancing where possible.

'I know at times it can feel like we have nothing to worry about,' he said.

'But the danger of COVID-19 is very much still out there and we've got to keep being the best to keep the Territory we all love safe.'

Revellers in the Northern Territory are now allowed to go to nightclubs and casinos



Operate all licensed gaming activities including a TAB.

Resume officiating, participating and supporting the playing of team sports such as football, basketball, soccer and netball.

Attend any cinema or theatre, concert hall, music hall, dance hall, nightclub or any other similar entertainment venue in approved configuration.

Attend an amusement venue.

Attend a bar without food being consumed.

Operate and access all previously restricted services at a place that provides beauty therapy and/or cosmetic services including facial care.

Operate and access all previously restricted services at a place that provides tattooing or body art such as branding and piercing.

Attend an amusement park, community centre, recreation centre or play centre.

Attend an arena, stadium, sporting facility including community and sporting competitions with spectators in approved seating configuration. However, if above 500 people the event requires a separately approved COVID-19 Safety Plan.

All businesses, facilities and services previously restricted can now resume ensuring adherence to key principles.

SOURCE: Northern Territory Government 

Entertainment venues including cinemas, concert halls and nightclubs, will recommence operation in the NT on Friday 


From 3pm on Friday, venues will be allowed to serve alcohol without a food order and cater for up to 40 people.

The state government announced on Tuesday it was moving to stage two restrictions on Friday, 10 days ahead of schedule.

Among other restrictions to ease, beauty therapy businesses and tattooists can reopen and funeral limits have risen to 50 people.

Police are urging people to stay safe across the Queen's Birthday weekend, with social distancing requirements still in place.

They'll be patrolling entertainment districts and roads, with camping, holiday home visits and overnight stays in accommodation also permitted from 3pm.

'We want people to enjoy themselves ... but we all need to do so safely,' Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said in a statement.

'We're asking Tasmanians to make sure they're adhering to the restrictions that are still in place, keeping a safe distance from others wherever possible and being courteous to those around them.'

The state has gone 20 days without a new COVID-19 case and has just three active ones.

Territorians will be able to enjoy the most eased restrictions in country by recommencing team sports, attending stadiums and hitting the pub for a drink, without being required to eat food. Pictured: People wait in line for a drink in Darwin


SOURCE: Tasmanian Government 


Queensland has been in stage two of their coronavirus restrictions since Monday. 

Queenslanders are able to travel statewide and pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes can seat up to 20 patrons.

Gyms reopened their doors and gatherings of up to 20 people are now allowed.  

Stage three is scheduled to be introduced on July 10 but could be subject to change.   


Sydney's pubs and clubs were brought back to life on Monday with up to 50 people allowed inside as part of the state's eased COVID-19 restrictions. 

Beauty salons, museums, galleries, libraries, zoos and aquariums were also reopened on Monday.

Residents are also able to head to the state's regions for holidays with camping grounds and caravan parks reopening after recreational regional travel was banned in March.

The NSW government on Tuesday announced up to 10 people would be allowed to partake in classes of dance, yoga or pilates from June 13, while up to 100 people will be permitted inside an indoor venue such as a gym. 

Pictured: Diners eat and drink as they sit at Six Tanks Brewery in Darwin


Licensed venues across the state opened on Monday, with a limit of 80 patrons at a time, divided across at least four areas.

Customers can also have a drink without ordering food, but must be seated. 

Stage two of eased restrictions in SA also allows cinemas, theatres, galleries, museums, wineries, beauty salons and gyms to reopen.

Non-contact indoor and outdoor sport can resume while 50 people can attend a funeral.



New South Wales: 3,106

Victoria: 1,678

Queensland: 1,060

Western Australia: 592

South Australia: 440

Tasmania: 228

Australian Capital Territory: 107

Northern Territory: 29




Tourist hotspots in Western Australia's north are ready to welcome back visitors after authorities agreed to lift coronavirus-related biosecurity restrictions.

Commonwealth restrictions on the Kimberley, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and parts of the East Pilbara will be removed on Friday.

But while popular destinations such as Broome and Kununurra will reopen, 274 remote indigenous communities will remain off-limits.

A raft of COVID-19 restrictions are being eased on Saturday, including raising the limit on gatherings to 100 people, with 300 allowed in venues with multiple divided spaces.

Many businesses will resume trading, including beauty parlours, cinemas and gyms, while Perth Zoo will again be open to the public after closing for the first time in its 122-year history.


The ACT are in Step 2.1 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan.

It is permitted to visit NSW for a holiday and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people allowed.

Weddings and funerals have a 20 guest limit inside, and 30 outside 

Deckbar publican Jason Hanna in Darwin on May 15 after coronavirus restrictions were eased 

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