Cross-border NSW LGAs now Red Zones
All NSW Local Government Areas in the cross-border community are now red zones. They were previously Extreme Risk Zones.
If you live in the cross-border area - and you haven't been in a red or extreme risk zone outside the cross-border area in the previous 14 days - you can cross the border and enter Victoria without a permit for any reason. Conditions apply.
How the NSW-Victoria border bubble works
You can enter Victoria for any reason without a permit if:
- you are a resident of the cross-border area
- you have not been in an extreme risk zone or red zone outside of the cross-border area at any time since it came into effect over the last 14 days
- you haven't been to a current Extreme Risk zone inside the cross-border area (note: there are currently no Extreme Risk Zones inside the cross-border area)
- you have not been to an exposure site
- you don't have COVID-19 or have any symptoms, and you are not a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
- you carry proof of address (such as a driver licence).
If you have been to a Red or Extreme Risk Zone outside the cross-border area in the past 14 days:
- you aren't eligible to enter Victoria without a permit
- if you've been in a Red Zone, you need to obtain a Red Zone permit unless you have an exemption, exception or another valid permit. You can only get a Red Zone permit if you are a Victorian resident.
- if you've been in an Extreme Risk Zone, you cannot enter Victoria unless you have an exemption, exception or another valid permit.
People travelling from the NSW-Victoria border bubble must comply with all Directions currently in place in Victoria, including restrictions for areas currently in lockdown.
This information has been sourced from the Department of Health via coronavirus.vic.gov.au.