South Australia updates Cross Border Direction for NSW and Victoria

Updates have been made to the Associated Directions in South Australia in response to the evolving COVID-19 situations in NSW and VIC.

The Cross Border Travel-Associated No 33 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Monday 18 July 2021

The following restrictions apply in relation to Cross Border Community Members.

The following changes apply:

New South Wales-Cross Border Community Members

  • The Cross Border Corridor between NSW and SA is now restricted to the local government area of Broken Hill in NSW and the townships of Manna Hill, Olary, Tikalina and Cockburn in SA. The previous 100km zone is no longer in place.
  • People who ordinarily reside in the Broken Hill NSW Cross Border Corridor may enter SA if they have a permitted purpose to travel provided, they:
    • Remain in the Cross Border Corridor while not in SA (i.e. do not travel outside of Broken Hill and into another area of NSW) and
    • Have not during the period of 14 days before entering SA from NSW corridor, been associating (in person) with people from outside of the NSW corridor or other restricted zones.
  • NSW Cross Border Community Members who have only been in the Cross Border Corridor for the previous 14 days are not required to submit to the COVID-19 testing. However, they must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.
  • Residents who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor will need apply as a permitted arrival or Essential Traveller on return.

Victorian-Cross Border Community Member

  • The Cross Border Corridor between Victoria and South Australia is now reduced to 40km on either side of the border.
  • People who are residents of the Victorian Cross Border Corridor may enter South Australia if they have a permitted purpose to travel provided, they:
    • Remain in the Cross Border Corridor after travelling across the border (i.e. do not travel beyond of the into another area of VIC) and
    • Have not during the period of 14 days before entering SA from NSW corridor, been associating (in person) with people from outside of the NSW corridor or other restricted zones.
  • Permitted purposes for travel are:
    • Employment or education
    • Providing care and support to or receiving care from another person or obtaining food, petrol or other fuel or medical care or supplies
    • Obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination
  • VIC/SA Cross Border Community Members must:
    • Receive a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13. Unless they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous

      7 days.

    • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.
  • Residents who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor will need apply as a permitted arrival or Essential Traveller on return.

Other Information

  • People who have travelled from Mildura Local Government Area since 11 July 2021 will be required to quarantine for 14 days since arrival in SA and will be required to receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 & 13. These people will be contacted from SA Health.
  • People are encouraged to limit their travel in and out of the Riverland area and are advised to seek testing for even the mildest of symptoms if they have been in this area.

Cross Border Travel Registration Form

  • A reminder that travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.
  • Cross border community members must have an approved Cross Border Travel Registration Form.
  • The South Australia Police are experiencing a large volume of Cross Border Traveller Registration. To prevent impost upon your travel arrangements please make your application at least 7 days before you travel.
  • Please be aware that if you choose to travel before your Cross Border Travel has been approved, be aware that you may not be granted entry to South Australia.
  • Complete the form here: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 32) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 33) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

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