Updates and resources for growers

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As the situation continues to unfold, GrainGrowers cropping map is being updated to highlight border controls in place.

As the situation continues to unfold, GrainGrowers cropping map is being updated to highlight border controls in place.

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ACT - Australian Capital TerritoryNSW - New South WalesNT - Northern TerritorySA - South AustraliaVIC - VictoriaQLD - QueenslandWA - Western AustraliaTAS - Tasmania

ACT - Australian Capital Territory

ACT:  21/07/2021

Interstate Travellers

As of 20 July 2021, restrictions are in place for travel to and from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Find out the latest advice.

Canberrans are advised not to travel to COVID-19 affected areas until further notice.

Face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 and over while inside the Canberra Airport terminal and during domestic commercial flights in and out of Canberra. Find out more on the Protect yourself page.

Visitors from all other areas in Australia can travel freely within the ACT. More information on travel advice here.

Restrictions in the ACT

Certain restrictions apply to those travelling, working or living within the ACT. More information here.

NSW - New South Wales

NSW: Updated 21/07/2021

For latest information on NSW border details, head to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.  Updated 21/07/2021.

Interstate Travellers

Currently, there are restrictions on interstate travel from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and visitors from those areas cannot travel to NSW without a permit. Visitors can apply for a permit here.

No permit is required for travellers from the ACT and Tasmania.

Residents of NSW-Victoria border communities may be exempt from declarations when travelling within the specified border regions. More information here.

Travellers from New Zealand

Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and NSW was paused at 11:50pm on 22 June, 2021. For more information about quarantine free travel between New Zealand and NSW visit

Learn more about entering NSW from New Zealand.

Restrictions in NSW

From 6pm on Saturday 26 June 2021, a stay-at-home direction applies to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas. See the COVID-19 rules and restrictions for Greater Sydney.

Follow the rules for what you can do in NSW when you travel around regional or rural NSW.

Agricultural businesses and farms are urged to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan. More information here.

Rural and remote Aboriginal communities

Find out what you need to do before you visit a rural or remote Aboriginal community.

NT - Northern Territory

NT: Updated 21/07/2021 

Interstate Travellers

Travellers arriving from a declared COVID-19 hotspot must undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost. Mandatory supervised quarantine will be at the Howard Springs quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Northern Territory. More information: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/hotspots-covid-19

All people travelling to the Northern Territory must complete the border entry form.

Anyone intending to travel to the Northern Territory from an identified active coronavirus hotspot is advised to cancel their travel plans. Likewise, Territorians intending to travel to an active hotspot are advised to cancel their travel plans. A list of hotspots can be found here.

Currently, restrictions apply for areas in NSW, SA, Victoria and QLD.

Updates from New Zealand

Travellers coming from New Zealand on a green zone flight must meet the Australian Government conditions.

Restrictions in NT

All NT farm businesses and labour hire providers must develop a coronavirus (COVID-19) management plan if they require employees to:

  • return to the Northern Territory (NT) to perform essential functions and
  • be exempt from the 14-day supervised quarantine requirement.

Workers recruited in the NT under the Australian Government’s Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) by approved employers may be able to undertake their mandatory international border entry quarantine in accommodation ‘on farm’ when not working. More information can be found here.

SA - South Australia

SA: Updated 21/07/2021

 

Interstate Travellers

As of 30 June 2021, restrictions apply for travellers from the ACT, NSW, QLD and VIC. More information on those restrictions can be found here.

People coming from low community transmission zones can travel freely to South Australia.

All travellers coming to South Australia, including from New Zealand, are required to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days before they enter. All travellers should download the mySA GOV app prior to travel to South Australia and are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide Airport immediately after their arrival. For travellers who do not have a smartphone, they must provide their relevant contact details to a person authorised or required to collect such contact details.

Restrictions in South Australia

Certain restrictions apply to those travelling, working or living within South Australia. More information here.

Some restrictions are currently in place in Aboriginal communities.

PIRSA have released materials relating to the management of COVID-19 for agricultural settings. More information on guidelines can be found here.

VIC - Victoria

VIC: Updated 21/07/2021 

Interstate Travellers

You need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. New South Wales border community residents are exempt from obtaining a permit to enter Victoria. You can obtain a border permit here.

The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. Find more information about red, orange and green permit zones here.

Those living in our Victoria and NSW border communities can access the ‘border bubble’ – using their driver license to prove their residential address. Communities on the border of Victoria and South Australia will need to use the permit system. For more information and to find out if your local government area is in the border zone, see Information for cross border communities.

Restrictions currently apply for areas in NSW, SA, ACT and QLD. Travellers from all other regions can travel freely to Victoria. More information on declared hotspots can be found here.

Updates from New Zealand

From 11.59pm on Friday 26 February, travellers to Victoria from New Zealand must apply for a Victorian Travel Permit.  The Victorian traffic light system allows areas across New Zealand to be designated as green, orange or red zones according to their risk.

Restrictions in Victoria

All visitors and residents within VIC must adhere to restrictions and directions at all times. For more detail see the COVIDSafe Settings

All Victorian farm businesses and labour hire providers need to have a COVIDSafe Plan. More information here. Certain interstate agricultural workers may be eligible to apply for a Specified Worker Permit.

QLD - Queensland

QLD: Updated 21/07/2021

Interstate Travellers

Queensland has moved to a travel category system that allows areas across Australia and New Zealand to be designated as a green, amber or red category according to their risk level.

Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home by air and new residents can relocate to Queensland but, they will have to quarantine in government arranged accommodation at their own expense.

Arrivals that have been in a currently declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days and are requesting entry to Queensland to provide essential freight and logistics transport must complete a Freight and Logistics Pass (F Pass) application.

Arrivals that have been in a currently declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days and are requesting ENTRY to Queensland and do not meet the criteria for the Freight and Logistics Pass must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass application.

All other arrivals, including NSW border zone residents and arrivals from New Zealand, must complete a Queensland Travel Declaration in the 3 days before travelling to Queensland.

Currently, restrictions apply to arrivals from certain areas in NSW, South Australia and Victoria. More information can be found here.

Restrictions in Queensland

Until 23 July 2021, restrictions apply for impacted areas in South East Queensland. More information can be found here.

Agricultural businesses and farms must have COVID-19 Safety Plans in place. More information on Coronavirus support for agriculture can be found here.

WA - Western Australia

WA: Updated 12/07/2021

For latest information on WA border details, head to https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

Interstate Travellers

All travellers to WA must complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration before they enter.

Depending on where they are travelling from, interstate travellers are permitted to enter WA, subject to strict conditions. These conditions are based on public health advice and outlined as part of WA’s controlled border arrangement.

Travellers from Northern Territory, Tasmania and New Zealand are classified as Very Low Risk travellers and are not required to quarantine under current restrictions.

Travellers from the ACT and South Australia are classified as Low Risk travellers and must quarantine for 14 days upon entry to WA, as well as present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

Travellers from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are classified as Medium Risk travellers and are not permitted to enter without an exemption through G2G PASS. If permitted entry, travellers must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days.

All international arrivals (excluding from New Zealand) must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense and will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on days 5 and 13 of quarantine.

Restrictions in WA

All visitors and residents within WA must adhere to restrictions and directions at all times. For more detail see what you can and can’t do in WA.

To support the COVID-19 response, DPIRD are liaising with and gathering intelligence from key stakeholders involved in Western Australia’s primary production and food supply chain, including Regional Development Commissions, state government agencies, peak industry bodies and the food processing sector to support business continuity measures, to reduce potential impacts of COVID-19 and to plan for a return to business as usual once the crisis has passed. More information here.

Any transport or freight worker entering Western Australia needs to show evidence of having received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 5 days. https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/covid-19-coronavirus-covid-safety-plans-and-guidelines

TAS - Tasmania

TAS: Updated 21/07/2021

Interstate Travellers

Latest travel alerts can be found here: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania/travel-alert

Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.

Travel alerts are currently in place for areas in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. More information can be found here.

Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk location in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller, and must register their intended quarantine location via the G2G PASS system.

Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania should register through the Tas e-Travel system.

Restrictions in Tasmania

Certain restrictions apply to those travelling, working or living within Tasmania. More information here.

All workplaces must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. More information on guidelines for agriculture can be found here.

The Tasmanian Government has released advice on restrictions applying to seasonal workers travelling to Tasmania. More information here.