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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Police reminder on border crossings

Police are reminding the community that restrictions remain in place at the NSW/Victoria border.

Since midnight on Wednesday 8 July, thousands of police officers from across the state have been deployed to support border crossings between NSW and Victoria.

While the NSW/Victoria border zone was extended on Thursday 1 October, travel to these areas is only permitted for border region resident permit holders. 

NSW Police are reminding all other NSW residents that anyone who travels to Victoria, including within the border zone ‘border bubble’, will require a valid permit to re-enter NSW.

The NSW/Victoria border remains closed, unless you have a valid permit.

Operation Border Closure Forward Commander, Superintendent Paul Smith, said police will continue to enforce border closures.

“We have had several reports of people attempting to travel from South Australia to NSW – and vice versa – via the Sturt Highway in Victoria, as this is the most direct route,” Supt Smith said.

“Anyone wishing to enter NSW from South Australia will need to do so directly, via an alternative route.

“If you attempt to travel into NSW via Victoria and do not have a valid permit, you will be turned around at the border checkpoint and refused entry to NSW.”

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