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Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner

Update

Restrictions are currently in place across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Keep up to date with all the latest restrictions, permits and requirements at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Victoria's Border Brokers

The Victorian Government has set up a team of locally based Border Brokers to support local industries and businesses to help navigate the challenges caused by COVID-19 on the state’s borders with New South Wales and South Australia.

The team of Border Brokers are in place to work alongside Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner Luke Wilson, operating in Hume, Gippsland, Loddon Mallee, Grampians and Barwon South West regions.

Brokers will be jointly led by Regional Development Victoria and Agriculture Victoria, and will ensure business and industry have a key contact to advocate on their behalf.

Border Broker contact details

For business and industry enquiries related to COVID-19 contact a Border Broker in your region:

Contact the Commissioner

For all other enquiries related to Victoria’s borders with NSW and SA, contact the Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner.

Email enquiries@crossborder.vic.gov.au

Write to the Cross Border Commissioner at PO Box 1332, Wodonga VIC 3689

Call 0436 642 436

Keep up to date with all the latest restrictions and requirements at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Victorian Travel Permit System

Victoria has a permit system for all travel into Victoria.

The travel permit system is a traffic light system that designates areas across Australia and New Zealand as green, orange, red zones or extreme risk zones according to their public health risk.

For information about Victoria’s travel permit system for travellers coming to Victoria from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, including exceptions and exemptions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

For up-to-date information on travel restrictions for your state, see Travel updates.

For advice specific to Victorian, NSW and SA cross-border communities in a border bubble with Victoria, see Cross Border Communities updates.

Keep up to date with all the latest restrictions and requirements at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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Many people living in Victoria’s border communities have business and social networks that extend into New South Wales and South Australia.

But service delivery and regulatory differences between states can discourage people from taking up work and study opportunities across the border and add to the cost of doing business in border areas.

The Cross Border Commissioner’s role is to work with border residents, businesses and community organisations to identify and advocate for change along Victoria’s borders. This involves working with Victoria’s departments and agencies, as well as interstate counterparts including the NSW Cross Border Commissioner, and a Memorandum of Understanding with NSW is now in place.

Making it easier to do business across our borders has economic benefit, while addressing practice and regulatory barriers to people accessing education, justice, health and other services improves health and social outcomes in border communities – making our border areas better places to live.

Luke Wilson is Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner.

Contact the Commissioner

For enquiries regarding current border restrictions with NSW please call the dedicated coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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