Masks will no longer be mandatory in Western Australia as the state reverts to pre-lockdown conditions from midnight on Saturday.

Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the 14-day virus incubation period is on track to run its course after the state went into a snap five-day lockdown on January 31.

“From midnight on Saturday night the transitional restrictions will come to an end and we will revert back to where we were on the 30th of January,” he told reporters on Friday.

“Thankyou to everyone, an incredible achievement to prevent any community transmission of the virus.”

Some restrictions will still apply including standard capacity rules, restrictions on remote Aboriginal communities and mandatory contact registration.

WA will implement a 72 hour hard border closure with Victoria from 6pm on Friday as the state is upgraded to the medium risk category.


Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a snap five-day lockdown to try and control a growing outbreak in Melbourne on Friday.

“Victorian arrivals at Perth airport today will be tested at the airport before going into their 14 days of self quarantine, then beginning tonight from 6pm, the full medium risk category will come into force, until at least 12:01am next Tuesday,” Mr McGowan said.

“The 72 hour hard border with Victoria means only exempt travellers are be permitted into WA.

“This border control puts us in a very strong position to be able to handle any outbreak in Victoria.”

Meanwhile, border measures with NSW will be relaxed next week, moving from low risk to very low risk as of 12:01am Tuesday.

Travellers will still be required to fill out declaration passes and those arriving by air will undergo a health screening.


No new cases were recorded in WA overnight.