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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.

  • Western 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.

  • New South Wales travel permit zone update

    On 17 June, the Chief Health Officer declared the following NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs) as orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system, effective from 11 June.

    • City of Sydney
    • Waverley
    • Woollahra

    The Chief Health Officer has also declared the following LGAs in NSW as orange zones, effective from 11:59pm tonight, 20 June:

    • Bayside
    • Canada Bay
    • Inner West
    • Randwick

    If you are entering Victoria from Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley or Woollahra after orange zones are in effect, you are required to obtain an orange zone permit from www.service.vic.gov.au.

    Orange zone permit holders must isolate on arrival, get tested, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result. Permit checks are in place for relevant arriving flights at Victoria’s airports.

    Additionally, who has arrived into Victoria from City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra LGAs from 11 June onwards must isolate, get tested, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.

    To find our list of test locations, visit our page 'Where to get tested'.

    Out of an abundance of caution, the Chief Health Officer advises against non-essential travel to Victoria from these areas.

    NSW Exposure sites

    NSW Health has published this list of exposure sites online. If you are in Victoria and have been to these locations in the specified times, follow the listed advice and contact us at 1800 651 160.

  • Queensland 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.

    Queensland exposure sites

    QLD Health has published this list of exposure sites online. If you are in Victoria and have been to these locations in the specified times, follow the listed advice and contact us at 1800 651 160.

  • 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 20 June 2021

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