Border closures

LATEST ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Queensland border

The Queensland Government closed the border to all NSW and ACT residents as of 1am on Saturday, 8 August.

The Qld Government has declared all of NSW and the Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 hotspots. People who have been in declared hotspots during the previous 14 days must not enter Queensland. Returning Queensland residents must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass and will be subject to government-directed quarantine.

NSW TrainLink XPT services between Sydney and Brisbane are not crossing the border. These services are terminating and commencing from Casino in Northern NSW.

Regional timetabled coach services normally crossing the border into Queensland are either being amended to operate as far as Tweed Heads or are being cancelled.

If you need to cross the Queensland border for work, please talk with your manager.

For further information about the Queensland border closure and border pass conditions, please go to the Queensland Government website.

Victorian border

The NSW Government continues to keep the border closed to people who have been in Victoria.

NSW residents are only allowed to return to NSW through Sydney airport, unless they live within the NSW border zones. NSW residents returning through Sydney airport will enter into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. NSW residents returning from Victoria up until 12.01am on Friday, 11 September will have the quarantine hotel fee waived.

NSW TrainLink XPT services between Sydney and Melbourne are not crossing the border. These services are terminating and commencing from Albury in southern NSW. Customers are being screened at Albury Station before boarding services to Sydney.

If you need to cross the border for work, please talk with your manager. For further information about the Victorian border closure and border entry permits for NSW, please go to Service NSW.


FAQs

How do I get a permit to cross the Victorian border?

If you need to cross the border for work, please talk with your manager. For all other circumstances, please go to the Service NSW Website.

What does the Victorian border closure mean for NSW residents?

NSW residents are strongly urged not to travel to Victoria. Unless they live within the NSW border zones, NSW residents are only allowed to return to NSW through Sydney airport, where they will be screened for symptoms by NSW Health and have their temperature tested before entering manatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. NSW residents returning from Victoria up until 12.01am on Friday, 11 September will have the quarantine hotel fee waived.

What does this mean for NSW/Vic border zone residents?

Border zone residents who live on the Victorian side of the border are only permitted to enter NSW for limited activities such as to go to work or attend an education institution if they can’t work or learn from home, or to obtain medical care, supplies or health services. Border zone residents who live on the NSW side of the border must not travel outside of the border zone into Victoria other than for limited activities.

Who should self-isolate with regard to the Victorian border?

Any critical service worker who is entering NSW on a critical service worker permit must self-isolate while not performing those critical services.

Do I need a pass to enter Queensland?

The Queensland Government declared all of NSW, Victoria and the ACT to be hotspots and closed the border to all NSW, Victorian and ACT residents on 8 August. A person from a hotspot is not permitted to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident and they must proceed to mandatory hotel quarantine. There are exemptions available for border zone residents


LATEST ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Queensland border

The Queensland Government closed the border to all NSW and ACT residents as of 1am on Saturday, 8 August.

The Qld Government has declared all of NSW and the Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 hotspots. People who have been in declared hotspots during the previous 14 days must not enter Queensland. Returning Queensland residents must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass and will be subject to government-directed quarantine.

NSW TrainLink XPT services between Sydney and Brisbane are not crossing the border. These services are terminating and commencing from Casino in Northern NSW.

Regional timetabled coach services normally crossing the border into Queensland are either being amended to operate as far as Tweed Heads or are being cancelled.

If you need to cross the Queensland border for work, please talk with your manager.

For further information about the Queensland border closure and border pass conditions, please go to the Queensland Government website.

Victorian border

The NSW Government continues to keep the border closed to people who have been in Victoria.

NSW residents are only allowed to return to NSW through Sydney airport, unless they live within the NSW border zones. NSW residents returning through Sydney airport will enter into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. NSW residents returning from Victoria up until 12.01am on Friday, 11 September will have the quarantine hotel fee waived.

NSW TrainLink XPT services between Sydney and Melbourne are not crossing the border. These services are terminating and commencing from Albury in southern NSW. Customers are being screened at Albury Station before boarding services to Sydney.

If you need to cross the border for work, please talk with your manager. For further information about the Victorian border closure and border entry permits for NSW, please go to Service NSW.


FAQs

How do I get a permit to cross the Victorian border?

If you need to cross the border for work, please talk with your manager. For all other circumstances, please go to the Service NSW Website.

What does the Victorian border closure mean for NSW residents?

NSW residents are strongly urged not to travel to Victoria. Unless they live within the NSW border zones, NSW residents are only allowed to return to NSW through Sydney airport, where they will be screened for symptoms by NSW Health and have their temperature tested before entering manatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. NSW residents returning from Victoria up until 12.01am on Friday, 11 September will have the quarantine hotel fee waived.

What does this mean for NSW/Vic border zone residents?

Border zone residents who live on the Victorian side of the border are only permitted to enter NSW for limited activities such as to go to work or attend an education institution if they can’t work or learn from home, or to obtain medical care, supplies or health services. Border zone residents who live on the NSW side of the border must not travel outside of the border zone into Victoria other than for limited activities.

Who should self-isolate with regard to the Victorian border?

Any critical service worker who is entering NSW on a critical service worker permit must self-isolate while not performing those critical services.

Do I need a pass to enter Queensland?

The Queensland Government declared all of NSW, Victoria and the ACT to be hotspots and closed the border to all NSW, Victorian and ACT residents on 8 August. A person from a hotspot is not permitted to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident and they must proceed to mandatory hotel quarantine. There are exemptions available for border zone residents


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