Please note that individual states and territories are responsible for their own border processes and are the best sources of information for changes. Any application to cross a border is completed and submitted through the relevant state or territory and not through the NHVR.
Australian Capital Territory
Is a border pass required? Yes – if entering ACT from Victoria
Freight and logistics operators must apply for an exemption at least 48 hours (wherever possible) before your intended travel date.
Transiting through the ACT for the purposes of freight is also an exempted purpose under the ACT Public Health Emergency Direction issued 8 July 2020.
Is a border pass required? Yes – if entering NSW from Victoria
In most cases, people entering NSW from Victoria are required to have a current NSW border entry permit—this includes freight. Services NSW will receive and assess applications.
There will be a new permit introduced this afternoon (9 July 2020) that will rectify the current issues with the NSW entry permit (including requiring a NSW address).
In the meantime, Freight and Transport workers will still require the current critical services permit to enter NSW, but will not be held to account for any form of self-isolation - Apply for a COVID-19 NSW border entry permit
Going forward, the freight industry will be excused from requirements to self-isolate, providing your employer has a COVID-Safe plan in place.
COVID-Safe plans and guidelines to assist the industry are also available to align with this additional permit – COVID-19 Safety Plan
Is a border pass required? Yes – if entering South Australia from any other state
As of 9 July 2020 Victorian residents are not permitted to enter South Australia. There are exemptions for essential travellers, which includes freight, and additional conditions around self-quarantine.
Commercial transport and freight drivers who usually reside in Victoria are required to wear a face mask when interacting with the public in South Australia and maintain records of close contacts.
They must also self-quarantine in South Australia when not undertaking work related duties. They may quarantine in their truck, or other private arrangement provided they are segregated from other people.
Other commercial transport and freight drivers who enter South Australia in the conduct of their duties are not required to self-quarantine.
Is a border pass required? Yes – if entering Tasmania from any other state
Everyone travelling to Tasmania must complete a form. Any visitors who have spent time in Victoria in the 14 days prior to travel are not permitted to travel to Tasmania.
This does not apply to Essential Travellers (Specified Persons) from Victoria, who will still be able to apply to travel to Tasmania for a specified purpose. This category includes freight and logistics.
Any person granted Essential Traveller status who has spent time in Victoria in the 14 days prior to travel will be required to wear a face mask and limit their movement when not in the workplace.