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Victoria has permit system for entry into this state

From 26 February 2021, anyone (including returning Victorian residents and travellers from New Zealand) who wants to enter Victoria will need to apply for a permit before they travel.

From 26 February 2021, anyone (including returning Victorian residents and travellers from New Zealand) who wants to enter Victoria will need to apply for a permit before they travel. Entry will be based on a 'traffic light' system. This also applies to Victorian residents moving home from travelling interstate.

  • Travel in 'green' zones will be permitted. Green zones are anywhere in Australia that has not been categorised as red or orange.
  • People who, within the last 14 days want to enter Victoria from an 'orange zone' must get tested on arrival and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • People who have been within a 'red zones within the last 14 days will not be able to enter Victoria unless they have an exemption or exception.

For details about exemptions and exceptions, and a map to see where the zones are, see Victorian Government—Victorian travel permit system(opens in a new window)

To apply for a permit see Victorian Government—Covid-19 Border Entry Permit(opens in a new window).

Anyone who attempts to enter Victoria without a valid permit may be fined up to $4,957.

For information about restrictions as they change see Department of Health—Coronavirus (COVID-19)(opens in a new window)

For permit information see State Government Service—COVID-19 border entry permit(opens in a new window).

For information about interstate restrictions for Victorian travellers see vic.gov.au—Coronavirus travel updates(opens in a new window).

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