App for travel exemptions

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Road into Mount Bruce, Karijini National Park.
Camera IconRoad into Mount Bruce, Karijini National Park. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr.

A new app initiated by WA Police has been launched to streamline the process for travel ban exemptions.

G2G PASS is a free mobile application that allows people or businesses to apply for a travel exemption within and into the State.

If granted an exemption, applicants will receive a confirmation email and access to a unique code which they can present at a checkpoint for scanning.

WA Police deputy commissioner Gary Dreibergs said the app would make the process more efficient for police and motorists.

“(The application) could take anywhere between 3-4 days but we’re hoping to cut right down as much as possible,” he said.

“When you get to the road checkpoint, if you’ve already got that code on your phone ... you’re only going to be stopping for a matter of seconds.”

Mr Dreibergs said the app would also help make checkpoint processing safer as police could scan the code on the driver’s phone through a closed car window, without having to compromise social distancing.

The app was co-developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development as an efficient tool for freight, transport and other key industries to travel through the borders.

Police said the information would be deleted once WA was no longer in a state of emergency.

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