News & Views

11th August 2021


The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne will be extended for seven days and cross-border communities will require a permit to travel between Victoria and NSW.

For metropolitan Melbourne, this means:

  • Restrictions will remain in place until 11:59PM, Thursday 19 August

  • Facemasks will remain mandatory and must be worn both indoors and outdoors, including all workplaces, unless an exception applies

  • There are only five reasons to leave home

For Victoria and NSW cross-border communities, this means:

  • All residents of the cross-border communities will now be required to obtain a permit to cross between Victoria and NSW from 6:00PM Friday, 13 August.

  • Residents will be able to apply for a permit from Thursday afternoon via the Service Victoria website and mobile app.

The permitted reasons cross-border community residents can cross the Victorian-NSW border include:

  • Necessary goods and services, including medical care

  • Care or other compassionate reasons

  • Work (whether paid or voluntary, including for charitable or religious purposes)

  • Education (including childcare or early childhood services) 

  • Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination

  • Organised/community sport and exercise connected to or organised by a club or facility.

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