Updates and resources for growers

Click here to download the GrainGrowers COVID-19 Guide for Growers

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.

To find out if you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and to find vaccination centres near you, visit the federal government’s online Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Information surrounding border and operational restrictions in agriculture is constantly changing. GrainGrowers’ COVID-19 guide for growers seeks to simplify and consolidate requirements, recommendations of best practice and grower’s rights in this complex environment.

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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: 6/10/2021

For the latest information on ACT border details, head to https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/home.

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to the ACT, click here.

Certain exemptions may apply towards essential travel for residents of NSW/ACT border communities.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in the ACT, click here.

NSW - New South Wales

NSW: Updated 6/10/2021

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

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to NSW, click here.

If required, visitors to NSW can apply for a permit here.

To find out what restrictions apply on travel between NSW and New Zealand, click here.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in NSW, click here.

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

Authorised workers from Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern must register their travel plans prior to leaving home for work.

Border zone residents who live in or have been to restricted LGAs will only be allowed to enter Queensland for essential work, emergency volunteering and other limited essential purposes.

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

NT - Northern Territory

NT: Updated 6/10/2021 

For latest information on NT border details, head to https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/.

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to the NT, click here.

All travellers to the NT must complete a border entry form.

Travellers eligible for a border entry exemption, can apply through the Approval to enter the Northern Territory exemption form.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in the NT, click here.

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.

SA - South Australia

SA: Updated 6/10/2021

For latest information on SA border details, head to https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/.

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to SA, click here.

NSW and VIC border community residents entering SA may be exempt from obtaining a permit. For more information, click here. Travellers from cross-border communities can apply for cross-border community members status using the Cross Border Travel Registration form.

Testing and vaccination requirements have been put in place for essential travellers entering SA.

All travellers coming to SA, including from New Zealand, are required to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration at least 7 days before they enter.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in SA, click here.

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 6/10/2021 

For latest information on VIC border details, head to https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-victoria.

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to VIC, click here.

All travellers to VIC must apply for a permit before they enter.

NSW and SA border community residents entering VIC may be exempt from obtaining a permit. For more information, see Information for cross border communities.

Eligible interstate agricultural workers need to apply for a Specified Worker Permit and Authorised provider and/or authorised worker permits.

If hotel quarantine is completed interstate, travellers wishing to return to Victoria following completion of their quarantine period will require a Departing Hotel Quarantine Permit to enter.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in VIC, click here.

All Victorian farm businesses and labour hire providers need to have a COVIDSafe Plan. More information here.

QLD - Queensland

QLD: Updated 6/10/2021

For latest information on QLD border details, head to https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.

To find out what restrictions apply on travellers from New Zealand, interstate travellers to QLD and NSW border zone residents, click here.

All arrivals to QLD must complete Queensland entry pass. Where essential work requires travel through the QLD border, an additional pass may be required. More information here.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in QLD, click here.

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

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has developed a guide tailored to grain industry workers to facilitate the 2021 harvest season.

WA - Western Australia

WA: Updated 6/10/2021

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

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to WA, click here.

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

Transport, logistics and freight workers travelling to WA from other states must comply with certain restrictions.

All international arrivals (including 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.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in WA, click here.

DPIRD are liaising with key stakeholders involved in Western Australia’s primary production and food supply chain 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.

TAS - Tasmania

TAS: Updated 6/10/2021

For latest information on TAS border details, head to https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/.

To find out what restrictions apply on interstate travellers to TAS, click 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.

All travellers to Tasmania must register through the Tas e-Travel system.

To find out about the latest community restrictions that apply in TAS, click here.

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