Information on travel
Information from the NSW Cross Border Commissioner
As advised yesterday, a number of NSW Local Government Areas will be released from lock-down from 12:01am Saturday 11 September – more detail is available here including an interactive map of those areas that have been released from lock-down https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/lockdown-lifted-parts-of-regional-nsw
The Local Government Areas that directly border the ACT that will be released from the Lockdown are Snowy Valleys and Yass Valley Councils.
In that context it is important to note that under the NSW Interstate Travellers Public Health Order, there is a current COVID-19 concerns notice in effect that sets out the affected areas, areas of concern and places of high concern. Under the concerns notice the Australian Capital Territory is an area of concern
If you enter NSW, or you are already in NSW and have been to any of the areas of concern in the COVID-19 concerns notice you must
- follow the stay at home rules for 14 days since you were last at the place in the concerns notice (or until the notice is revoked)
- only leave home with a reasonable excuse.
- Complete a NSW entry declaration https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/complete-nsw-entry-declaration-australian-capital-territory
- You must complete the form:
- either within the 24-hour period before you enter NSW or on entry
- whether you cross the border by any means including air, road or rail
- each time you enter NSW, but not more than once every 72 hours.
If you enter the ACT from NSW, you must abide by the rules for cross border travel in the ACT, including travel from approved postcodes and travelling for the approved essential reasons, such as medical appointments.
This means that those people who enter Canberra for work every day will need to comply with the stay at home conditions on return to NSW – there is more information available here https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/interstate-hotspots#queensland.
10 September 2021