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Travel updates

Travel updates on Victorian Travel Permit system for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate or New Zealand.

Summary

A permit system has been established for all domestic travel into Victoria.

You need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Apply for a permit at the Service Victoria website.

The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia and New Zealand to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. Find more information about red, orange and green permit zones.

People in green zones may apply for a permit to enter Victoria provided they have not been in close contact with a COVID-19 case and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. On arrival in Victoria, they must monitor for symptoms and abide by local directions.

Travel from a green zone requires people to watch and get tested if they have any symptoms.

The permit system is for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate travel.

  • New Zealand is a green zone.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless you have an exemption, Specified Worker Permit, Freight Worker Permit, or an exception applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

    Stay up to date with the latest case alerts – public exposure sites. This page includes information on active COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, as it pertains to the Australia/New Zealand travel bubble.

  • The Chief Health Officer has declared that the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region in Western Australia will be designated green zones under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system, effective 11:59pm, 10 May 2021.

    All areas of Australia are now designated green zones. A permit is still required to enter Victoria but there are no restrictions for domestic travellers unless they have been to a designated exposure site in WA, QLD or NSW. 

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless you have an exemption, Specified Worker Permit or an exception applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

    More on travel permits.

  • New South Wales travel permit zone update

    Victoria has launched a number of preliminary and precautionary public health actions in relation to the COVID-19 case in Sydney announced on 5 April 2021.

    All locations in NSW remain green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system until further information is available.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone permit unless you have an exemption, Specified Worker Permit or an exception applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

    Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria.

    New South Wales exposure sites

    NSW Health has listed a number of public exposure sites on the Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW page.

    Victoria is declaring all exposure sites published by NSW Health as Tier 1 exposure sites. If you are currently in Victoria and have been to any of the exposure sites locations on the days and times specified, you must contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160, immediately isolate and get tested, and quarantine for 14 days.

    Exposure sites can be updated regularly. If you have recently travelled from NSW, please continue to check for any new information at New South Wales Government latest COVID-19 news and updates page

    To see where to get tested in Victoria, visit Where to get tested. The Department will continue monitoring the situation in New South Wales and provide further updates where required.

  • Queensland travel permit zone update

    Based on an assessment of public health risks, the Chief Health Officer has declared the following areas will be designated green zones under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system effective 11:59pm, 11 April 2021:

    • Greater Brisbane (City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands City) 
    • The Gladstone region in Queensland

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone permit unless you have an exemption, Specified Worker Permit, Freight Worker Permit, or an exception applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone. 

    To apply for a travel permit to enter Victoria, visit Service Victoria.

    Queensland exposure sites

    Queensland Health has announced a positive case of coronavirus and has listed a number of public exposure sites on the Queensland Government website.

    People currently in Victoria who were at any of these locations in the specified times must contact the Victorian Department at 1300 651 160 and follow the relevant advice issued by Queensland Health.

    To see where to get tested in Victoria, visit Where to get tested. The Department will continue monitoring the situation in Queensland and provide further updates where required.

  • South Australia is a green zone.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless an exemption, exception or Specified Worker Permit or Freight Worker Permit applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

  • Northern Territory is a green zone.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless an exemption, exception or Specified Worker Permit or Freight Worker Permit applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

  • ACT is a green zone.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless an exemption, exception or Specified Worker Permit or Freight Worker Permit applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

  • Tasmania is a green zone.

    You cannot enter Victoria without a green zone or orange zone permit unless an exemption, exception or Specified Worker Permit or Freight Worker Permit applies. You cannot apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.

  • Those living in our Victoria and NSW border communities will continue to be able to access the ‘border bubble’ – using their driver license to prove their residential address. If you live in one of the border communities – you do not need to apply for a permit.

    Communities on the border of Victoria and South Australia will need to use the permit system.

    For more information and to find out if your local government area is in the border zone, see Information for cross border communities.

Apply for the Victorian Travel Permit

You can apply for a permit at the Service Victoria website.

Apply online for a permit.

Reviewed 10 May 2021

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