Scott Morrison has revealed arrivals caps preventing Australians from coming home will be increased in stages.
From 28 September New South Wales will take an extra 500 people per week and Queensland and Western Australia will take an extra 200 per week.
On 4 October, Queensland will take an extra 300 per week and on 11 October WA will accept an extra 300.
The new cap numbers were agreed at National Cabinet meeting on Friday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre) and Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor (left) meet steel workers in the control room during a visit to BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla, Wollongong, New South Wales on Thursday