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Travelling to our Communities


Important information about visiting our communities:

•  The Torres Strait community is home to a particularly vulnerable population, many of whom struggle with chronic illnesses. The well-being of our people is the responsibility of Council, community and guests. We ask visitors to take all precautionary measures to help us fulfill our duty of care to our residents. Entry requirements depend on where you are travelling from and where you have been in the most recent 14 days. If you have been to an exposure venue or an identified hotspot, you will be subject to quarantine requirements

•  Visitors are required to submit a visitor registration form, prior to arriving to Torres Strait Island Regional Council Communities.

•  Traditional Inhabitant visitors (under the Torres Strait Treaty) must get a prior advice notice requesting a visit signed by the elected Councillor of the applicable Torres Strait Island Regional Council community they wish to visit. The signed prior advice notice requesting permission to visit must be sent to the relevant community before visiting. 

•  All visitors are required to sign in to the local Council office upon arrival.

•  We ask all visitors, whilst in Community to;

     - Obey national laws, local laws and customs.

     - Respect the traditional way of life - be aware of your behaviour and that of those you are travelling with.

     - Help us maintain the natural beauty of our communities by not littering or creating excessive waste.

     - Adhere to regional biosecurity requirements as outlined in the following fact sheets:

  1. Visiting the Torres Strait
  2. Working in the Torres Strait
  3. Living in the Torres Strait
  4. Bio Security Declaration Form

     - Important information for Contractors and external work groups:

  1. Commercial and Construction Waste Restrictions

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