The Government of South Australia is working with Aboriginal communities to help keep people safe from COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus.

Previous entry restrictions applying to some remote and regional Aboriginal communities declared Designated Areas under the Commonwealth Biosecurity Act 2015 have now ended. However, some local restrictions may still apply and travellers should contact local Aboriginal councils for more details.

In addition, the Government of South Australia and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) have partnered on a targeted COVID-19 education campaign called ‘Stop the Spread. Stay Strong’.

For information on these measures, visit

Please stay safe and well.

The Premier’s COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Leadership Awards

Premier Steven Marshall acknowledged many Aboriginal communities their representatives for extraordinary leadership during South Australia’s response to the COVID-19 national health emergency.

A COVID-Safe awards ceremony was held at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Centre on the evening on Thursday 17 December, at which representatives from 13 Aboriginal communities were recognised for their excellent work to date implementing the necessary arrangements to keep South Australia safe and strong:

  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
  • Maralinga Tjarutja/Oak Valley
  • Yalata
  • Koonibba
  • Umoona
  • Davenport
  • Gerard
  • Nepabunna
  • Iga Warta
  • Point Pearce
  • Raukkan
  • Dunjiba
  • Yarilena

Watch the Premier’s COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Leadership Awards, recorded live on 17 December 2020.