COVID-19: Border crossing and permit information


Last updated: 11 Oct 2021 9:56am

Registering your travel within NSW

Travelling within Regional NSW

A travel registration is not required to travel within regional NSW.

Leaving Greater Sydney

  • A worker living in Greater Sydney, including Wollongong and the Blue Mountains, travelling more than 50km outside of Greater Sydney for work, will no longer need to register their travel or be tested on a seven day rolling basis.
  • Restricted travel within LGAs and 5km radius removed. Travel for holidays between Greater Sydney (including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains) and Regional NSW are not permitted.
  • No distance limits for travel. Travel holidays between Greater Sydney (including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains) and Regional NSW are not permitted.

Travelling to and from NSW

All states and territories now have requirements for travellers from NSW.

Prior to travel, check the relevant state's border controls as you may be required to complete either a declaration or apply for a permit ahead of your travel date, or upon your return travel into NSW.

Some areas of NSW have been identified as high risk areas and residents, or recent travellers to these areas, may not be able to cross certain borders.

Travellers coming into NSW, including returning NSW residents, are now required to complete a travel declaration.

The situation is changing frequently, so travellers are advised to regularly check travel requirements.

The latest updates on border crossings can be found on travel to and from NSW.

Key links for each bordering state are:

For specific state information on permits or passes for primary industries related workers, visit:

Border communities

Border residents should keep monitoring requirements as border controls change.