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Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner

Victorian Border Crossing Permit

From 11:59pm on Saturday, 21 November 2020 everyone who arrives in Victoria from South Australia will require a Victorian Border Crossing Permit.

The 70-kilometre cross border permit arrangements between Victoria and South Australia are still in place. You can display your previous permits or your licence with an address within 70 kms.

Those receiving or providing emergency medical care, providing or receiving emergency services or residing on a property that extends across both South Australia and Victoria will be exempt from the requirement for a permit.

People who have visited a SA high risk exposure site will not be allowed to visit Victoria unless an exemption is granted by the Chief Health Officer. People may make an application for an exemption.

Victoria Police will monitor and enforce the permit system through spot checks and DHHS Authorised Officers will be meeting flights at airports.

The Victorian Government will continue to monitor the situation in South Australia and will continue to be guided by the health advice.

For more information and to apply for a Victorian Border Crossing Permit visit 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.

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