Traffic light permit system for travel into Victoria
Effective 11 January, DHHS has established a travel permit system for anyone travelling to Victoria, based on areas designated green, orange or red, according to risk.
The traffic light permit system applies to Victorian residents who are returning home from interstate as well as visitors to Victoria. Permit applications can be made online.
Exceptions to the rule
Disability service providers in border communities should note that NSW border residents are exempt from obtaining a permit.
Emergency workers, including care facility workers who need to cross the border, do not need a permit but must carry a letter from their employer stating the need for travel.
In addition to identifying arrivals from the Greater Brisbane hotspot, service providers should ensure screening processes can identify anyone who has arrived into Victoria from an Orange Zone.
Anyone arriving from an Orange zone:
- Must not be permitted access to sites.
- Must get tested within 72 hours even if they have no symptoms, and must remain at home or their place of accommodation until advised by DHHS of their test result.
Anyone travelling from a Red Zone is not permitted to enter Victoria without an exception, permitted worker permit or exemption.
Public Transport Users
Public transport users are encouraged to register their Myki cards to support contact tracing efforts. Myki cards can be registered on the Public Transport Victoria website.