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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 travel.

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. 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 to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. Find more information about red, orange and green permit zones.

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

  • From Wednesday 24 February all flights arriving from Auckland into Victoria will be regarded as 'red zone' arrivals and anyone arriving will be required to enter mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days.

    Those who arrived in Melbourne from Auckland yesterday, Tuesday 23 February, are asked to get a COVID-19 test immediately and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

    The Department of Health is in the process of contacting impacted travellers and will provide them with advice about where to get tested.  

  • From 9pm on 15 February, Perth, Peel and the south-west region of Western Australia becomes a green zone under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system. This means that all of WA is currently a green zone.

    People in green zones can apply for a permit to enter Victoria if they have no coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and have had no close contact with a COVID-19 case.

    More on travel permits.

  • Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that from 6:00pm 8 February, the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) in New South Wales will move from an orange zone to a green zone under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system.

    People in green zones may apply for a permit to enter Victoria provided they have not been in close contact with a coronavirus (COVID-19) case and do not have any coronavirus (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 at all.

    All travel into Victoria from other states and territories requires a travel permit.  You can apply for a permit via the Service Victoria website.

    • 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone. 
  • 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 coronavirus (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 coronavirus (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 coronavirus (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 coronavirus (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 24 February 2021

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