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Travel – Victoria

Updated on 1 December 2021, at 18:25 AET

Travel within Victoria

There are no limits on travel in Victoria.

Coming to Victoria from interstate

People from other states no longer need to get a travel permit to enter Victoria, regardless of their vaccination status.

You don’t need to quarantine or hold a permit to enter Victoria from another Australian state or territory to visit, work, transit, or if you are a cross-border resident.

You don’t require a permit if you have completed hotel quarantine interstate and wish to enter Victoria.

You don’t require a permit if you are a domestic or an international air crew services worker.

You must follow all directions in place while you are in Victoria. If you start to feel any symptoms of COVID-19, get tested at one of the many testing sites across Victoria straight away.

International arrivals

All travellers arriving in Victoria who have visited the following extreme risk countries — South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, and Mozambique — in the past 14 days need to undertake 14 days’ hotel quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status.

All other international travellers arriving in Victoria who are fully vaccinated, aged below 12 and 2 months or have a valid medical exemption must quarantine for 72 hours upon arrival at home or any other private accommodation, including hotels. You can’t transit through Victoria during this period.

For more details, go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers.

If you are fully vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), or have a medical exemption, then before you arrive in Australia you need:

To apply for an international passenger travel permit, go to service.vic.gov.au/services/border-permit.

Travellers from other countries (non-extreme risk) after you arrive in Australia:

  • You need to get a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours after entering Victoria.
  • Carry evidence for 14 days and be able to show to authorities:
    • your vaccination status or medical exemption (note, not required for children under 12, and children aged 12 to 17 who are not vaccinated but who are travelling unaccompanied or who are travelling with at least one fully vaccinated or medically exempt parent or guardian)
    • proof of ID
    • evidence of your COVID-19 PCR test taken within 24 hours after arriving in Victoria and day 5 to 7 after arrival in Victoria
    • international passenger arrival permit
  • When you are self-quarantining, you must not share bedrooms, bathrooms or any other facilities with any other person who is not self-quarantining (for example, people outside your travelling party).
  • You must not enter sensitive settings such as school, childcare or early childhood services, residential aged care facilities, disability residential services or hospitals (other than to receive urgent medical care) while you’re required to quarantine. It’s recommended that you take a rapid antigen test (RA test) before entering sensitive settings between day 4 and 7 of entering Victoria.
  • You must comply with all public health directions in place.

If you are aged between 12 and 17 years of age and not fully vaccinated, you will need to:

  • Quarantine at your home or accommodation for 7 days.
  • Get a COVID-19 PCR test on day 5 after arrival.
  • Not leave your residence during the quarantine period for any reason — unless to get medical care, COVID-19 testing or an emergency.
  • If you leave quarantine for any permitted reason, you must always wear a face mask.
  • Carry the results of the COVID-19 test taken on day 5 and present it on request to authorities if asked.
  • For 14 days after you enter Victoria from overseas (including if you have a medical exemption), you must not visit childcare, aged-care residential facilities, disability-care facilities or hospitals (other than to receive emergency medical care).

If you are aged below 12 years, you must not visit schools, childcare, educational facilities, aged care residential facilities, disability care facilities or hospitals (other than to receive urgent medical care) for 7 days after you enter Victoria, and until you have received a negative COVID-19 PCR result from day 5 to 7 test.

If you are not fully vaccinated

International arrivals aged 18 and over who are not fully vaccinated — excluding those with a medical exemption — and who do not meet the eligibility criteria will continue to be required to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine and will need to contribute to the cost.

You may apply for an exemption from or to undertake quarantine in another location in exceptional circumstances. Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/mandatory-quarantine. Click on ‘Exemptions’.

Overseas travellers with confirmed onward flights to Melbourne should complete the online Victorian Quarantine Arrival Form before departing for Australia.

The number of unvaccinated or unverified international travellers into Victoria is capped at 250 a week.

For more information, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers.

Mandatory face masks

For information on face-mask restrictions and exemptions, see 'Face Masks — Victoria' in the Restriction Checker.


To learn more about Victoria's restrictions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. International, interstate and mobile callers can phone (+613) 9096 9000.

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