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COVID 19 Travel Advice for Echuca Moama Update 21 (as at 12/01/2021)

Echuca Moama is blessed with great outdoor spaces, plenty of outdoor activities and opportunities to enjoy the river. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to Echuca Moama!  Book now and start planning your next holiday to Echuca Moama.

Planning your holiday to Echuca Moama?

Use our website echucamoama.com to explore our region and everything it has to offer, from our range of accommodation options, exciting range of attractions, nature-based walks and cycling trails in our wide open spaces, local food & wine experiences, and our road trips and itineraries to guide you through our broader region!

Ready to book for a future date?

Echuca Moama Tourism is here to help! Book online or call us on 1800 804 446 to lock in your next holiday to Echuca Moama. Should your booking need to be cancelled or changed due to government advice, our friendly staff will be here to assist you. 

What is open?

All our local attractions and businesses as listed on the website are open for bookings and visitation.

Please click here to find out which attractions are operating at present

Where to eat? 

Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions it is advisable to book your dining experience at the time you make your accommodation booking.

Please click here for Where to Eat in Echuca Moama during this time

Our friendly staff are available to assist you via phone and email from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm Sundays. You can call our free number on 1800804446 or 03-5480 7555, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you require information or assistance regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact the dedicated government hotline on 1800675398

FAQS

  1. Can I cross the border from Victoria to New South Wales?

As of Monday 11th January, Regional NSW will be classed as an orange zone by the Victorian government. This means that if you cross the border from Victoria to New South Wales you will need to apply for a permit to return to Victoria. A condition of this permit is you need to have a coronavirus test and remain in isolation until you receive a negative result 

Please see the Victorian Government website for current information regarding border restrictions at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-travel-permit-system

  1. I live in Regional New South Wales, can I holiday in Echuca Moama?

As of Monday 11th January, Regional NSW will be classed as an orange zone by the Victorian government. New South Wales residents are able to holiday in Moama, but in order to cross the border into Echuca (Victoria) (unless they reside in the border zone) they will need to be tested for coronavirus and remain in isolation until they receive a negative result. 

The following regional NSW local government areas ARE considered border zone residents and as such can travel to Echuca (VIC) and return by providing their drivers license when crossing at the checkpoint.

The local government areas in the border zone on the NSW side are: Albury City, Balranald, Bega Valley, Berrigan, Broken Hill, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Hay, Lochart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth. 

Please see the Victorian Government website for current information regarding border restrictions at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-travel-permit-system

  1. I’m in Melbourne, can I visit Echuca Moama?

Yes you can visit Echuca – there are no restrictions on travel between Melbourne and Echuca.

If you cross the border into Moama (NSW), you will not be able to return to Victoria without applying for an orange zone permit which will require you to have a coronavirus test and remain in isolation until you recieve a negative test result. 

Please see the Victorian Government website for current information regarding border restrictions at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-travel-permit-system

  1. I’m in Regional Victoria, can I visit Echuca Moama?

Yes you can visit Echuca – there are no restrictions on travel in regional Victoria.

The following regional Victorian local government areas ARE considered border zone residents and as such can travel to Moama (NSW) and return by providing their drivers license when crossing at the checkpoint.

The local government areas in the border zone on the Victorian side are: Alpine, Benella, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yarriambiak

If you are from outside the border bubble and you cross the border into Moama (NSW), you will not be able to return to Victoria without applying for an orange zone permit which will require you to have a coronavirus test and remain in isolation until you recieve a negative test result. 

Please see the Victorian Government website for current information regarding border restrictions at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-travel-permit-system

  • I'm a border zone resident, do I need a permit?

Residents in the local government areas along the NSW/Victoria border do not need a permit to travel between the two states, and will simply need to provide their drivers license when crossing at the checkpoint. 

The local government areas in the border zone on the Victorian side are: Alpine, Benella, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yarriambiak

The local government areas in the border zone on the NSW side are: Albury City, Balranald, Bega Valley, Berrigan, Broken Hill, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Hay, Lochart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Wagga Wagga and Wentworth. 

Please see the Victorian Government website for current information for cross border communities at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-cross-border-communities

  1. What is open in Echuca Moama?

Visit our dedicated page to find out what is open in Echuca Moama

  1. Are the paddlesteamers operating?

Yes, Paddlesteamers are permitted to operate.

  1. Can I go bush camping?

Yes – bush camping is permitted in both regional Victoria and NSW. Visit our Camping in Echuca Moama page to find out more about bush camping in our region.

  1. I’m in Victoria - can I swim/fish/boat/ski in the Murray River?

Yes, provided you do not set foot on the NSW bank of the river, Victorians are able to access the Murray River as per the below directions:

Other reasons for a prohibited person to enter Victoria without a border permit

(5)          Despite subclause (1), a person may leave Victoria to travel along the Murray River but only if the person:

(a) does not set foot on the banks of the Murray River on the New South Wales side of the Murray River; and

(b) prohibits or prevents any person who resides in, visits, has been in or travelled through New South Wales (except for persons from the cross border community) from travelling on the Murray River with them or entering Victoria with them.

  1. I’m in NSW - can I swim/fish/boat/ski in the Murray River?

Yes, the Murray River is part of NSW, so provided you do not exit the river on to the Victorian Bank you are not entering Victoria. 

  1. I’m in Echuca – where can I find more information about current restrictions?

The Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, located at 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca can assist visitors with border queries. Our hours of operation are 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.  You can also call us on our freecall line 1800804446 or 03-54807555

Visit the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services website for information about Victoria’s current restrictions.

  1. I’m in Moama – where can I find more information about current restrictions?

The Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, located at 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca can assist visitors with border queries. Our hours of operation are 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.  If you are unable to attend the centre in person you can also call us on our freecall line 1800804446 or 03-54807555.

Visit the New South Wales Government website for information about NSW’s current restrictions.