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Domestic travel – New South Wales

Current as of 10 July 2020, at 16:20 AEST

New South Wales does not have border restrictions — except with Victoria.

Residents in border communities can apply for a permit on the Service NSW website. Until residents from Victoria get their permit, they’re not allowed to enter NSW.

Exceptions also apply for:

  • freight operations
  • emergency service workers
  • people requiring medical care
  • children attending boarding school
  • people who must meet legal obligations

NSW residents returning from Victoria must self-isolate for 14 days.

You face penalties if you breach restrictions or provide inaccurate information on your permit application.

NSW residents shouldn’t travel to Victoria’s hotspots.

If you experience symptoms — even if they’re mild — get tested. Call the testing clinic before you visit.

If you — or a member of your household — returns from anywhere else in Australia, you don’t need to quarantine.

The NSW Government has asked NSW border communities like Albury or Moama not to travel to other parts of NSW unless absolutely necessary.

If you live in other parts of NSW — including just outside border communities or towns like Wagga Wagga that interact closely with border communities — don’t travel to them unless essential.

Interstate visitors are subject to the border restrictions of any state they enter after leaving NSW.

NSW's alpine region is open for the ski season. There are limits on how many people can ski at each resort and you must book in advance. Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass ski resorts are acting on advice from the NSW Government to ensure visitors are as safe as possible. Rapid testing for COVID-19 will be available in the Snowy Mountains region.

The Mt Selwyn resort is closed because of bushfire damage.

Contact the ski resorts for more information:

While travelling, you must:

  • follow physical distancing rules
  • observe restrictions on gatherings
  • take extra care around vulnerable people
  • practise good hygiene

Stay at home or in your accommodation if you experience any symptoms — even if they’re mild.

International travellers

International travellers returning to Australia must quarantine for 14 days in designated accommodation.

They'll be required to pay for this expense in the near future.

In NSW — on day 10 of your quarantine — you'll be asked to take a COVID-19 test. If your test is negative, you'll be allowed to leave after your 14 days is complete.

If you refuse to take a test, you'll need to quarantine for a further 10 days.

International arrivals to NSW have been capped at 50 people per flight, with no more than 450 passengers allowed each day. This to ensure that hotel quarantine is manageable and effective.

For more information on restrictions in New South Wales, visit

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