With Australia's international borders still closed, Australian citizens and permanent residents cannot leave the country unless they have been granted an outbound travel exemption.
Even if granted a travel exemption, travellers should be aware of the strict conditions that apply. For instance, a travel exemption is valid for one outwards movement only ie. you can only leave Australia once using the exemption, unless it is specified that it is a multiple-use exemption.
Additionally, travel exemptions lodged before 9 February 2021 do not have a validity period. They will remain valid as long your reason for travel remains the same.
However, travel exemptions lodged from 9 February 2021 onwards are only valid for 3 months from the date of approval. At the end of the validity period, you will need to apply for another outbound travel exemption.
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