Farmers and critical agricultural workers who reside outside the Border Region Zone in Victoria will now have a new pathway to enter NSW and move outside the ‘border bubble’ for work.
Under the changes, individuals will be able to access a new Highly Specialised Critical Services (Agriculture) Permit if they:
- Provide a highly specialised critical agricultural service**;
- Are moving and working anywhere within 100km of the New South Wales/Victorian border, on the NSW side;
- Comply with strict conditions if staying overnight; and
- Adhere to other safety requirements, including self-isolating when not delivering the critical service.
Exemptions for individuals needing to move beyond the 100km limit for work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The changes come into effect at noon today and the new permits will be available via the Service NSW website.
For more information visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit
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