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Victorian Restrictions

From 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday 27th July) Victorians will be able to leave their homes for any reason. The Authorised Worker List will no longer apply, meaning businesses and venues can reopen with capacity and density limits of 1 person per 4sqm.

  • Masks will continue to be required everywhere indoors and outdoors (except private residences), unless an exception applies.
  • Restaurants and cafes can also reopen for seated service. Density limits apply.
  • Retail and beauty and personal care will open in line with density limits, as will entertainment venues and community facilities.
  • Accommodation.  People will only be able to book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person.
  • Public gatherings will be allowed with up to 10 people, with infants under 12 months not included in the cap.
  • Live music venues, dance classes and physical recreation facilities, including gyms, will all open with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm.
  • Gatherings in the home are still not permitted.

For a full list of changed restrictions please visit https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/lockdown-lifted-across-victoria

Entering Victoria from NSW

The entire state of NSW is a extreme risk zone effective from 9:00pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Anyone who has been in an extreme risk zone after the relevant zone commencement time in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Victoria unless you have an exemption, exception, transit permit or specified worker permit.

The border bubble remains in effect with some changes to the area's included - Residents of nominated Local Government Areas along the border can use a photo ID as an alternative to a permit in many circumstances, see below for more details of this. 

FAQ's - Updated 27.07.2021

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

Yes you can visit Echuca - from 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday 27th July) there are no restrictions on travel in regional Victoria 

(People will only be able to book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person). 

If you cross the border from Echuca (VIC) into Moama (NSW) you need to complete the online permit/declaration process for BOTH states:

REGIONAL VICTORIANS UNDER THE VICTORIAN RULES

The following regional Victorian local government areas ARE considered border zone residents by the Victorian Government and as such can travel to Moama (NSW) and return by providing their driver’s license when requested.

The local government areas in the border zone on the Victorian side are:

Alpine Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, City of Greater Shepparton, City of Wodonga, Rural City of Benalla, Rural City of Horsham, Rural City of Mildura, Rural City of Swan Hill, Rural City of Wangaratta, Shire of Buloke, Shire of Campaspe, Shire of East Gippsland, Shire of Gannawarra, Shire of Glenelg, Shire of Hindmarsh, Shire of Indigo, Shire of Loddon, Shire of Moira, Shire of Southern Grampians, Shire of Towong, Shire of West Wimmera, Shire of Yarriambiack. The border zone also includes residents of two unincorporated areas - Mount Hotham Alpine Resort and Falls Creek Alpine Resort.

If you are from outside the border bubble and travel across to Moama (NSW) you will currently not be permitted to return to Victoria. 

REGIONAL VICTORIANS UNDER THE NSW RULES 

The defined border zone is different depending on which states rules you are looking at: Check the NSW-Victoria border region map. to see if you are considered by NSW to be a border region resident. You are a border region resident if you are a resident of NSW or Victoria and you usually reside in the shaded area on the map.

You do not need to complete a declaration if you are a border region resident and you stay within the border region after entering NSW.

  • I'm from Melbourne, can I visit Echuca Moama? 

Yes you can visit Echuca - from 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday 27th July) there are no restrictions on travel within Victoria 

(People will only be able to book accommodation with their household, intimate partner or single bubble person). 

If you are from outside the border bubble and travel to Moama (NSW) you will currently not be permitted to return to Victoria. 

  • I’m from Regional NSW, can I visit Echuca Moama?

Yes you can visit Moama - there are no restrictions on travel in Regional NSW.

You cannot enter Echuca from NSW unless you are a resident of the Border Zone and fit the criteria for BOTH states requirements.

VICTORIAN RULES

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

The local government areas in the border zone on the NSW side are: Balranald Shire, Bega Valley Shire, Berrigan Shire, City of Albury, City of Broken Hill, Edward River Council, Federation Council, Greater Hume Shire, Murray River Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Snowy Valleys Council, Wentworth Shire. Note: The Silver City Highway between the Broken Hill and Wentworth Local Government Areas is part of the NSW-Victoria border bubble.

If you are from NSW and outside the border bubble and you want to cross the border into Echuca (VIC), this is currently not permitted

NSW RULES

NSW residents returning to NSW from Victoria can enter NSW provided they fill out the Travel Declaration on the Services NSW website. Victoria has been listed as an area of concern from 12.01am on Saturday 17th July and as such anyone travelling from Victoria into NSW is required to follow the stay at home rules for 14 days after their arrival in NSW. An exemptions for NSW border residents remains in place - NSW border residents do not have to follow the stay at home rules if the only place they have been in Victoria is in the border region. 

Check the NSW-Victoria border region map. to see if you are considered by NSW to be a border region resident. You are a border region resident if you are a resident of NSW or Victoria and you usually reside in the shaded area on the map.

You do not need to complete a declaration if you are a border region resident and you stay within the border region after entering NSW.

Please see the NSW Government website for current information regarding border restrictions at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/interstate-hotspots

  • I'm a resident of the border region, 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 if requested.  The defined border zone is different depending on which states rules you are looking at:

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

Check the NSW-Victoria border region map. to see if you are considered by NSW to be a border region resident. You are a border region resident if you are a resident of NSW or Victoria and you usually reside in the shaded area on the map.

I’m in Echuca 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.

We are open for face to face visitor servicing from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Alternatively, we can assist you via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 03-54807555 or 1800804446.


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

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