Non-vital Perth trips banned for Wheatbelt as part of regional travel restrictions

Wheatbelt residents will be unable to visit Perth whenever they please, with the state government enforcing unprecedented restrictions on travel between regions.

As of midnight on Tuesday, March 31, non-essential travel across the state will be restricted with borders being placed around regions throughout WA.

Premier Mark McGowan said exemptions which would include travel for essential health and emergency services and some on compassionate grounds.

Those caught breaking the restrictions could face fines of up to $50,000, while allowances will be made for those travelling for work or health purposes.

"My message to West Australians is this: Do not travel around WA," Mr McGowan said.

"Police have the power to enforce these restrictions if necessary.

"Our advice has been clear for days now: avoid all non-essential travel around our state,"

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The restrictions will see easter travel plans cancelled for all West Australian residents.

"These are extraordinary times and we have a responsibility to implement extraordinary measures," the Premier said.

"We have responsibilities to stop the spread of the coronavirus."