The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the management of travel across the Australian border during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • Have Australia’s COVID-19 travel border measures been informed by sound advice and coordinated effectively?
  • Have effective arrangements been established to manage human biosecurity risk at the border?
  • Have inwards and outwards travel restrictions been managed effectively?


The entities selected for audit are:

  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet