Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Victorian Travel Permits

Victoria has a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria.

The travel permit system is a traffic light system that designates areas across Australia and New Zealand as green, orange, red zones or extreme risk zones according to their public health risk.

For information about Victoria’s travel permit system for travellers coming to Victoria from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, including exceptions and exemptions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Update – cross-border bubble changes

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, changes will be made to tighten Victoria’s cross-border bubble with New South Wales (NSW).

The City of Wagga Wagga, Hay Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council and Murrumbidgee Council will no longer be included in the cross-border bubble.

These local government areas will be included under the Extreme Risk Zone from 11.59 pm Tuesday 27 July, in line with the rest of NSW and residents will need a Specified Worker Permit, transit permit or an exemption to enter Victoria.

Read the Premier’s Statement for more information.

For information about the travel permit system visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Keep up to date with all the latest restrictions and requirements at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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All Victorian businesses are required to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.

To ensure compliance, random spot checks are underway in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Your COVIDSafe Plan must demonstrate:

  • your actions to help prevent the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) to your workplace
  • the type of face mask or personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your workforce
  • how you will prepare for, and respond to, a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace
  • how you will meet all the requirements set out by the Victorian Government. Some higher-risk industries or workplaces have additional requirements of employers and employees.

Businesses must review and update their COVIDSafe Plans regularly, especially when restrictions or public health advice change. Organisations with multiple worksites must complete a COVIDSafe Plan for each worksite.

You stay up to date with restrictions and public health advice.

Financial support for business and workers

If your job, business or income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a range of ways the Victorian Government can help. Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website to find out more.

The Business Victoria hotline can also provide information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to COVID-19. Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.

Seasonal Workers Support Package

The $17 million Seasonal Workforce Support Package is helping address seasonal workforce shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are also tens of thousands of jobseekers ready to work on the Victorian Government’s Jobs Victoria online hub. If you are a farmer or other employer in the agriculture sector, register your workforce needs now on the hub.

Information and details on how to register for seasonal workforce support is available via the Big Victorian Harvest.

Agriculture Victoria remains available to assist Victorian farmers. We want to reassure farmers that we will continue to provide support services to you and your farming business.

Some Victorian Government office receptions across the state are currently closed so you may need to contact us in different ways.

Farmers can call us to access information tailored specifically to their needs on a range of topics including:

  • feed planning and pasture recovery
  • supplying feed and water to livestock
  • land and farm water management
  • general technical information
  • other assistance available and grants programs.

You can call us on 136 186 for a range of information including how best to contact us or visit the website anytime at agriculture.vic.gov.au

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) advice.

If you feel sick, stay at home. If you have even the mildest of symptoms you should get tested. Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or phone the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice.

View the map showing the latest testing locations

If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 and ask for an ambulance and tell the operator if you have recently returned from overseas.

Page last updated: 27 Jul 2021