Border Permit Information

Border Region Resident Permit

  • The expanded Border Region is now in effect on both sides of the NSW and Victorian border
  • Both the Premier and Deputy Premier listened to the community and acted to ease restrictions on the border, to help residents get on with their daily lives and ensure local businesses can operate
  • The expanded Border Region will ease pressure for families, business owners, teachers, students, health care workers, the construction industry and the social services industry, who have been significantly impacted by the border closure
  • You can view or download the Border Region map from www.service.nsw.gov.au
  • If you live in the Border Region and need to cross the border for one of the following reasons, you can apply for a Border Region Resident Permit
  • The reasons are:
    • To obtain necessary goods or services
    • For care or compassionate reasons
    • To attend work or obtain educational services, where it is not reasonably practicable to work or obtain educational services from home
    • To move to a new place of residence
  • Applying for a Border Region Resident Permit is simple
  • To apply, go to the Service NSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au
  • When applying, residents will only need to provide their home address. You do not need any supporting documents
  • At a border checkpoint, residents will need to show a valid ID that matches the name on their permit
  • Valid IDs include a physical or digital NSW or Victorian driver’s licence, an identity card with a photo, or a passport
  • If you are a NSW Border Region resident with a Border Region Resident Permit, you can enter Victoria, but you must not travel outside of the Border Region, or any area that is a COVID-19 area of concern
  • If you are a Victorian Border Region resident with a Border Region Resident Permit, you can enter NSW, but you must not travel outside of the NSW Border Region
  • Victorian Border Region Permit holders who have visited Greater Melbourne or any COVID-19 area of concern in the previous 14 days must not enter NSW
  • Victorian residents living outside of the Border Region may only enter NSW if they are eligible for, and hold, another type of entry permit
  • Existing border crossing permits remain valid, subject to their existing expiry dates
  • For the latest information about current COVID-19 areas of concern, go to www.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19