20 Dec 2020 News

Victorian Border Crossing Permit

To help slow the spread of coronavirus and to protect the health of all Victorians, a permit system is now in place for all New South Wales residents traveling to Victoria, residents from other states travelling through NSW and Victorians visiting NSW and returning home. Anyone trying to enter Victoria from the Northern Beaches and other NSW exposure sites (red zone) from midnight 18 December will not be permitted to enter.

Anyone from NSW travelling from Greater Sydney (orange zone) is encouraged to get tested on arrival and self-quarantine until they receive a negative result. Those travelling from regional NSW (green zone) will be asked to monitor for symptoms.

The border permits will outline any conditions of entry on the permit. A permit will be valid for 14 days from date of entry into Victoria, and if a permit holder visits a declared high risk location at any point between when the permit is issued and the travel, it will be invalidated.

Applications will for a permit will be available through a smart device and the approved permit be delivered to the applicant via email.

If someone is found to have entered Victoria without a valid permit, they may be subject to penalties in excess of $1,652. Police will be conducting mobile patrols throughout Victoria, to ensure that people hold a valid permit.

A link to permit information and applications is here: https://www.service.vic.gov.au/services/border-permit/home