You can only enter and leave the biosecurity zones (the Barkly, Central Desert and MacDonnell regional council areas) with a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) and a permission letter from the CLC.

If you are in Alice Springs you will also need a negative RAT and a permission letter before you will be allowed to go home.

First go to 44 Bath Street (corner Bath Street and Gregory Terrace) to take a RAT test.

Then take your negative test result and you ID to our AAMC office in 71 Bath Street to apply for a permission letter.

Please come to the entrance on the back lane, off Stott Terrace.

The office will be open from Monday, and every weekday between 8:30 and 17:00.

If you test positive and you or your close contacts can’t go home please call the following emergency relief services:

  • Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council – 8958 2345
  • Tangentyere Council – 8951 4222
  • The Salvation Army – 13 72 58
  • Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi – 8953 4488
  • Alice Springs Women’s Shelter 8952 6075

If you want to leave the Barkly regional council area please contact the CLC office in Tennant Creek on 8951 0540.

Our staff there will also need to see your negative RAT result and your ID.

You can also call us on 8951 0600 during business hours.