WA Premier calls for federal support as 25 New Zealand travellers arrive in Perth

“Managing people coming from overseas is difficult, we would like further assistance from the Commonwealth,” he said.

“We picked these people up on our app, our G2G app.”

Mr McGowan said it wasn’t an ideal situation but the New Zealand travellers would be taken off the state’s international arrivals cap.

“These people will come off our international arrival cap, so that means we’ll have 25 people less coming from more vulnerable locations as a consequence of this,” he said.

“This is not an ideal situation, we would prefer better management of these arrangements but this is something that has happened that is outside our control.”