12 August 2020
Changes to Border Orders will allow ACT residents to travel home from Victoria to the ACT by road over a five day period.

The Amending Order will commence on 13 August and allow ACT residents to transit through NSW from Victoria between 9.00am and 3.00pm each day, until 3.00pm on 17 August 2020.

Under the Health Orders, ACT residents located in Victoria can travel by road if they:

  • have sufficient fuel for the complete journey through NSW to ACT to avoid refuelling 
  • travel through NSW by the route designated by the Commissioner of Police without stopping except for fatigue or hygiene breaks at designated safe locations 
  • while in NSW, only travel between 9.00am and 3.00pm
  • maintain physical distance from people they are not travelling with
  • carry their ACT Entry Authorisation Certificate.
After transiting through NSW, re-entry to NSW will not be permitted for at least 14 days after initial entry into the ACT.

Anyone who breaches the Amendment Order can be subject to a $5,000 on-the-spot fine.