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Coronavirus (COVID-19) border closures

Information on border closures for business and workers

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  • New South Wales border closures
  • South Australian border closures
  • Tasmanian border closures
  • Queensland border closures

New South Wales

Restrictions on the movement of Victorians across our borders with New South Wales (NSW) are now in place.

A border zone defined along the Murray River has been established between Victoria and NSW. Entry to NSW from Victoria is restricted, and exemptions for NSW residents travelling from the Victorian side of the border zone will be limited.

Individuals eligible under these rules need to apply for a permit from the NSW Government. This closure is being enforced by NSW Police.

The Victorian Government is working with the NSW Government to manage specific impacts on border communities as well as industries that need to cross the border, including freight and other critical services.

Information about these restrictions, permits, freight operations and other critical services, as well as provisions for residents of NSW border regions under these new conditions is  available on the Service NSW website, or you can call their information line on 13 77 88.

South Australia

There are also restrictions on the movement of people from Victoria into South Australia, with further tightening of these rules from Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

From Wednesday, 29 July 2020 the only people permitted to enter SA will be those defined as essential travellers, including members of cross border communities.  South Australians will no longer be able to return to South Australia from Victoria.

A pre-approval process is also in place for all interstate travellers wishing to enter SA. For information about SA border restrictions go to the SA Government COVID-19 website, or call their dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) information line on 1800 253 787.

Enforcement of the South Australian border will remain a matter for South Australian police.

No permit or approval is required to enter Victoria from another state – however you will need to adhere to the restrictions and directions that are in place to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.


Tasmanian borders will be closed to travellers coming from Victoria as of 11.59pm on Thursday 9 July. If visitors come to Tasmania from Victoria, they will be turned back.

For more information on Tasmanian border restrictions, visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) website.


Restrictions are currently in place for Victorian's travelling to Queensland.  For more information, visit the Queenland coronavirus (COVID-19) website.