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Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner

Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Victorian Travel Permit System

Victoria has established a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria. The permit system is for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate travel. For information about the permit system visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

To apply for a permit, visit the Service Victoria website.

Find out more information about cross-border communities, including permit exemptions.

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

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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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