You can enter Victoria from interstate but you will need to apply for a permit.
Apply for a Specified Worker Permit, click here
Coming from Queensland Update
Victorian health authorities are contacting all arrivals to Victoria from Brisbane since 10 March due to the COVID-19 positive case in Queensland.
Anyone who’s in Victoria and visited any of the high-risk locations identified by the Queensland Government at the listed dates and times, needs to get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.
If you visited a low-risk location identified by the Queensland Government at the listed dates and times, you need to contact the Victorian Department of Health. You’ll also need to get a COVID-19 test and isolate until you receive a negative result.
NSW border-zone residents
NSW border-zone residents only need proof of home address, such as a driver's licence or other photo ID, to enter Victoria. The border zone includes:
If you've visited a red-zone location in the past 14 days, you can't enter Victoria without an exception or exemption. If you try to enter via a land border, you'll be turned away.
Map of zones click here to see map.
Permitted Worker Permit - Agriculture
Workers who are required to enter and be physically present in Victoria to provide agricultural services under the Agricultural Worker’s Code are eligible to apply for a permit under permitted workers categories.
For a full list of activities covered under this category, visit the travellers eligible to apply for a permit under permitted workers categories webpage.
Follow the link to apply for a permitted worker permit.
A red zone means that you will not be allowed to enter Victoria without an exception, permitted worker permit or exemption.
By land border: If you try to enter Victoria at a land border without an exception or exemption you will be turned away.
By plane or water: If you attempt to enter via an airport or seaport you will be fined up to $4,957. Victorian residents will also be directed to self-isolate at home for 14-days while non-Victorian residents will be sent back on the first available flight.
Those travelling from a designated orange zone must apply for a permit to enter Victoria. You cannot apply for a permit if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone.
Those travelling from a designated green zone must apply for a permit to enter Victoria. You cannot apply for a permit if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, nor if you have visited a red zone
During the permit application, along with where you have been, you will also be asked about whether you have symptoms, whether you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has or whether you have visited particular high-risk locations.
New South Wales/Victorian border communities will continue to have exceptions and will be able to use local residence identification to cross the border.
- WorkSafe: Managing COVID-19 risks – face coverings in workplaces External link (opens in same window)
- DHHS: Preventing infection in the workplace External link (opens in same window)
- DHHS: Preparing for a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace External link (opens in same window)
- DHHS: Planning and responding to cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) External link (opens in same window)
- DHHS: Cleaning and disinfecting to reduce COVID-19 transmission
Dairy Australia have made the following resources available:
- Dairy Farm COVIDSafe Plan Template, Victoria - All businesses must now have COVIDSafe Plans if they have onsite operations which including all dairy farms.
- COVID-19 Quick checklist for farms - This checklist helps farmers to mitigating the risk of COVID-19 on their farm.
- COVID-19 Preventing the spread during milking factsheet - This factsheet outlines how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during milking.
- COVID-19 Physical distancing during milking factsheet - This factsheet provides guidance on how to physically distance during milking.
- COVID-19 Milking shed poster - Poster for farmers with instructions on how to minimize ther risk of spreading COVID-19 during milking.
- COVID-19 Guidelines for farm milk collection
- COVID-19 Milk Pick-up poster - Poster for farmers with instructions for milk tanker operators to minimize risk of spreading COVID-19 on-farm.
- COVID-19 Fast facts for preventing the spread on farm
- COVID-19 Farm set up to prevent the spread factsheet
- COVID-19 Checklist for farms affected by a positive diagnosis (July 29th 2020) - Checklist for dairy farms affected by a COVID-19 positive diagnosis.
- COVID-19 Physical distancing for service providers on farm - This factsheet provides guidance on how to physically distance during service provider visits
- COVID-19 Mitigating the risk for business owners factsheet - This factsheet outlines key considerations for small owner-operator airy businesses trying to mitigate the risk of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Checklist for disinfecting the dairy and COVID-19 Disinfectant for dairy farms
- COVID-19 Dairy farm biosecurity - This document outlines key considerations on biosecurity on-farm during COVID-19 in relation to farm visitors
Posters for Business