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Border Closure

The NSW Government closed the NSW/Victorian border due to the increase of COVID-19 cases across Victoria.

NSW has temporarily closed its border with Victoria to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and jobs of NSW residents.

From midnight Tuesday 21 July a border zone, clearly defined along the Murray River, will restrict entry to NSW for Victorians to extremely limited purposes.

The border closure and accompanying permits and exemptions are set by the NSW Government. For any queries, please phone the Service NSW hotline on 13 77 88.

About the border restrictions

NSW has temporarily imposed border restrictions with Victoria. Only persons authorised under the public health order may enter NSW if they have been in Victoria in the last 14 days.

Guide to border restrictions

Permits to travel into NSW

If you’re travelling from Victoria to NSW, you’ll need to apply for a border entry permit. Visit the ServiceNSW website for specific information about the exemption categories and to check your border zone eligibility via the address check feature.

Border zone residents with a permit will only be able to cross into the other side of the NSW-Victorian border zone:

  • to go to work;
  • attend an education institution if they can’t work or learn from home;
  • obtain medical care, supplies or health services.

Check your eligibility for a permit

Anyone seeking to enter NSW must apply for, receive and carry a NSW border entry permit. This permit applies to all borders, land, air and sea, as well as river crossings.

Apply for an entry permit

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