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FAQS (Updated 22.01.2021)

 

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

As of 6pm Friday 22nd January, Regional NSW (except Blue Mountains and Wollongong) will be classed as a green zone by the Victorian government. This means that if you cross the border from Victoria to New South Wales and remain within this green zone you will simply need to apply for a permit to return to Victoria, this process takes approximately 5 minutes and can be done online via the link below. 

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 6pm Friday 22nd January, Regional NSW (except Blue Mountains and Wollongong) will be classed as a green zone by the Victorian government. New South Wales residents from the green zone are able to holiday in Moama, and will simply need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria, this process takes approximately 5 minutes and can be done online via the link below. 

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), and remain within this green zone you will simply need to apply for a permit to return to Victoria, this process takes approximately 5 minutes and can be done online via the link below. 

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), and remain within this green zone you will simply need to apply for a permit to return to Victoria, this process takes approximately 5 minutes and can be done online via the link below. 

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 (unless you have applied for a green zone permit or are a border zone resident) 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 (unless you have applied for a green zone permit or are a border zone resident) 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.