Community Bulletins 2020

Coronavirus response

As part of the Australian Government response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please find below the directions and restrictions relevant to the Indian Ocean Territories.

  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 14 October 2020 PDF: 45 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 14 October 2020 PDF: 46 KB

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  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 11 October 2020 PDF: 651 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 11 October 2020 PDF: 684 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 8 October 2020 PDF: 68 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 8 October 2020 PDF: 72 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 5 October 2020 PDF: 604 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 5 October 2020 PDF: 613 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 2 October 2020 PDF: 599 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2 October 2020 PDF: 616 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 29 September 2020 PDF: 87 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 29 September 2020 PDF: 310 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 26 September 2020 PDF: 83 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 26 September 2020 PDF: 97 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 23 September 2020 PDF: 89 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 23 September 2020 PDF: 92 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 20 September 2020 PDF: 88 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 20 September 2020 PDF: 90 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 17 September 2020 PDF: 614 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 17 September 2020 PDF: 624 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 14 September 2020 PDF: 607 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 14 September 2020 PDF: 621 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 11 September 2020 PDF: 605 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 11 September 2020 PDF: 620 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 8 September 2020 PDF: 611 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 8 September 2020 PDF: 622 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 5 September 2020 PDF: 603 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 5 September 2020 PDF: 619 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 2 September 2020 PDF: 604 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2 September 2020 PDF: 619 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 30 August 2020 PDF: 301 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 30 August 2020 PDF: 90 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 27 August 2020 PDF: 84 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 27 August 2020 PDF: 86 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 24 August 2020 PDF: 604 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 24 August 2020 PDF: 618 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 21 August 2020 PDF: 598 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 21 August 2020 PDF: 608 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 18 August 2020 PDF: 85 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 18 August 2020 PDF: 312 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 15 August 2020 PDF: 97 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 15 August 2020 PDF: 91 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 12 August 2020 PDF: 603 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 12 August 2020 PDF: 617 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 9 August 2020 PDF: 606 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 9 August 2020 PDF: 616 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 6 August 2020 PDF: 156 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6 August 2020 PDF: 158 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 3 August 2020 PDF: 83 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 3 August 2020 PDF: 84 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 31 July 2020 PDF: 79 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 31 July 2020 PDF: 84 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 28 July 2020 PDF: 725 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 28 July 2020 PDF: 722 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 25 July 2020 PDF: 821 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 25 July 2020 PDF: 836 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 22 July 2020 PDF: 359 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 22 July 2020 PDF: 364 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 19 July 2020 PDF: 362 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 19 July 2020 PDF: 367 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 16 July 2020 PDF: 357 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 16 July 2020 PDF: 353 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 13 July 2020 PDF: 562 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 13 July 2020 PDF: 573 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 10 July 2020 PDF: 557 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 10 July 2020 PDF: 568 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 7 July 2020 PDF: 561 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 7 July 2020 PDF: 569 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 4 July 2020 PDF: 562 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 4 July 2020 PDF: 572 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 1 July 2020 PDF: 562 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 1 July 2020 PDF: 574 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 28 June 2020 PDF: 571 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 28 June 2020 PDF: 571 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 25 June 2020 PDF: 561 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 25 June 2020 PDF: 572 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 22 June 2020 PDF: 565 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 22 June 2020 PDF: 578 KB
  • Christmas Island (Coronavirus Emergency – Entry and Quarantine) Direction (No. 2), 19 June 2020 PDF: 412 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency – Entry and Quarantine) Direction (No. 2), 19 June 2020 PDF: 549 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 16 June 2020 PDF: 573 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 16 June 2020 PDF: 577 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 13 June 2020 PDF: 85 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 13 June 2020 PDF: 82 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 10 June 2020 PDF: 569 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 10 June 2020 PDF: 585 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 7 June 2020 PDF: 571 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 7 June 2020 PDF: 291 KB
  • Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Prohibited Gatherings and Activities and Closure of Affected Places Directions) (No. 3), 5 June 2020 PDF: 9372 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 4 June 2020 PDF: 573 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 4 June 2020 PDF: 292 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 1 June 2020 PDF: 298 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 1 June 2020 PDF: 305 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 29 May 2020 PDF: 291 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 29 May 2020 PDF: 300 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 26 May 2020 PDF: 287 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 26 May 2020 PDF: 292 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 23 May 2020 PDF: 284 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 23 May 2020 PDF: 586 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 20 May 2020 PDF: 88 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 20 May 2020 PDF: 87 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 17 May 2020 PDF: 82 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 17 May 2020 PDF: 85 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 14 May 2020 PDF: 83 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 14 May 2020 PDF: 85 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 11 May 2020 PDF: 598 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 11 May 2020 PDF: 613 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 8 May 2020 PDF: 76 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 8 May 2020 PDF: 94 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 5 May 2020 PDF: 81 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 5 May 2020 PDF: 83 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 2 May 2020 PDF: 77 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2 May 2020 PDF: 84 KB
  • Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Prohibited Gatherings and Activities and Closure of Affected Places Directions) (No. 2), 1 May 2020 PDF: 5823 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 29 April 2020 PDF: 306 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 29 April 2020 PDF: 609 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 26 April 2020 PDF: 604 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 26 April 2020 PDF: 617 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 23 April 2020 PDF: 601 KB
  • Extension of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 23 April 2020 PDF: 608 KB
  • Christmas Island (Coronavirus Emergency - Self-Isolation) Direction 2020, 21 April 2020 PDF: 422 KB
  • Christmas Island Emergency Management (Authorised officers) Authorisation 2020, 21 April 2020 PDF: 185 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Emergency Management (Authorised Officers) Authorisation 2020, 21 April 2020 PDF: 91 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency – Self-Isolation) Direction 2020, 21 April 2020 PDF: 315 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island, 20 April 2020 PDF: 606 KB
  • Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 20 April 2020 PDF: 614 KB
  • Declaration of State of Emergency Christmas Island Emergency Management Ordinance 2012, 17 April 2020 PDF: 589 KB
  • Declaration of State of Emergency Cocos (Keeling) Islands Emergency Management Ordinance 2012, 17 April 2020 PDF: 605 KB
  • Christmas Island (Coronavirus Emergency - Entry and Quarantine) Direction, 17 April 2020 PDF: 198 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Entry and Quarantine) Direction, 17 April 2020 PDF: 360 KB
  • Christmas Island (Coronavirus Emergency - Travellers Quarantine) Direction PDF: 139 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Quarantine) Direction PDF: 132 KB
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Travellers Quarantine) Direction PDF: 170 KB
  • Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Coronavirus Emergency - Prohibited Gatherings Directions) PDF: 403 KB

Fact sheets and other information

Administrator's Community Bulletins

TitleDate issued
2018-19 Service Delivery Arrangement Annual Report for IOT 17 September 2020
Extension of IOT states of emergency 16 September 2020
RDO to develop walking trails and new water access on Christmas Island 11 September 2020
Additional IOT air services 9 September 2020
Flying Fish Cove Landslide Mitigation Project 2 September 2020
2021 public holidays for Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 September 2020
2021 public holidays for Christmas Island 1 September 2020
RDO projects put IOT tourism in the spotlight 26 August 2020
Australian Government extends current support for IOT electricity customers 30 July 2020
New Cocos ferry timetable 28 July 2020
Have your say on improvement plan for Flying Fish Cove 23 July 2020
Appointment of new Regional Development Organisation members 10 July 2020
Renewed solar opportunities for the Indian Ocean Territories 24 June 2020
Update on vehicle examination fees 24 June 2020
Cancellation of Tropical Cyclone Warning for Cyclone Mangga 23 May 2020
Tropical Cyclone Warning TC Mangga—Cocos (Keeling) Islands—Update 22 May 2020
Tropical Cyclone Mangga—Cocos (Keeling) Islands—Condition Blue 21 May 2020
Australian Government support for IOT electricity customers 19 May 2020
Ramadan Message for 2020 22 April 2020
Coronavirus response—extension of state of emergency until 20 April 2020 17 April 2020
Coronavirus response—extension of state of emergency until 17 April 2020 24 March 2020
Coronavirus response—extension of state of emergency 21 March 2020
Coronavirus—travel ban 18 March 2020
Health and safety of all Australians remains our priority for second transfer 05 February 2020
Evacuation of Australians in Wuhan, China is now underway 03 February 2020
Christmas Island Community Novel Coronavirus FAQ 01 February 2020
Bringing Australians safely home 30 January 2020
Assisted Departure and Strict Quarantine for Australians from Wuhan/Hubei 30 January 2020
Novel Coronavirus Information for Travellers Arriving in Australia from China 28 January 2020
Assistance Dog to be welcomed on Christmas Island 14 January 2020

Departmental Community Bulletins

TitleDate issued
Update on cadmium levels in Christmas Island flying-fox population 9 October 2020
Disruption to Digital Television Broadcast Service on Cocos (Keeling) Islands—Update 14 May 2020
Disruption to Digital Television Broadcast Service on Cocos (Keeling) Islands 13 May 2020
Have your say on Flying Fish Cove Landscape Masterplan 10 February 2020