NSW-VIC Border Issue

Please click on the following link to a recent statement from the Minister Marshall that the agricultural workers specified in the list are acknowledged as essential workers – which includes Shearers.

https://mcusercontent.com/896f03706c74801ac0780caa2/files/0247ae37-4aa5-4766-bfee-b31127daabcd/NSW_Ag_Minister_Vic_NSW_Border_announcement_20200818.pdf

The new Permit requires that the CEO makes the application and the restrictions include:

  • no shared accommodation,
  • self-isolating when not at work,
  • record keeping (Tally Book will suffice),
  • no carpooling unless 2 people in a shared household,
  • face masks,
  • 1.5m distancing,

·        and employer to cover costs (accommodation and food) if a worker is required to self-isolate on the property due to illness.

The application continues through the ServiceNSW Covid Portal:
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-critical-services-worker-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit