At midnight on Tuesday 21 July, a new border zone along the Murray River was created and restrictions for entry into New South Wales from Victoria were tightened further.

Although agriculture remains classed as a critical service and individuals working in these industries can apply for a permit to cross the NSW-Victorian border, under the revised order:

  • All critical service workers (except freight) are required to self-isolate when not providing their critical services.
  • Seasonal workers coming from Victoria will be prohibited from entering NSW.
  • Commercial freight workers entering NSW are required to have a COVID Safety Plan and must comply at all times.

For more information, visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ border crossing information webpage or contact the NSW DPI Primary Industries Liaison Team at