Information and resources aimed to help you during the crisis.
Current as of 10am, Monday 12 April 2021
As we have seen, COVID-19 outbreaks result in governments declaring Local Government Areas and States as hotspots very quickly. NatRoad continues to try to provide the most accurate and timely information, however, we ask members to appreciate that governments often make rapid border decisions; however, they are slow to release information about the details and often do not appreciate the time required to implement them.
The information below is specific to the heavy vehicle industry and is sourced from information provided by the relevant state or territory governments. Please follow the links provided for more detail on the specific requirements.
Border permit: No border pass is required to enter Queensland.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is not mandatory, but is recommended.
- While the lockdown of Greater Brisbane has been lifted restrictions remain in place for all Queensland until 15 April. Freight and logistics workers must:
- wear a mask while in public and on duty
- collect and maintain written records of close contacts
- practice physical distancing and remain self-quarantined in your vehicle or accommodation.
Border permit: A border pass is required to enter Victoria from any other state. Freight drivers must complete a Victorian Travel Permit under the category Commercial Freight Worker. Permit valid for 14 days.
Travel permit system is a traffic light system which designates areas as green, orange or red zones.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing once every 7 days and carry evidence of testing.
Red and Orange Zones: There are currently no red or orange zones.
Border permit: Freight drivers who have been in a “place of concern” (refer below) in the previous 14 days, must complete a NSW Entry Declaration Form within the 24-hour period prior to entering, or on entry.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is not mandatory but is highly recommended. Freight friendly COVID-19 testing sites continue to be in operation 24 hours a day 7 days a week at:
- Taree Service Centre, Pacific Highway – map
- Narrabarba rest area, Princes Highway – map
- Forbes Caltex Service Centre, Newell Highway – map
- Narrandera Roadhouse, Newell Highway – map
- Tarcutta truck change-over yard, Sydney Street, off Hume Highway – map
Places of concern: Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council or Redland City Council areas.
Border permit: A border pass is required to enter Western Australia from any other state. You must complete a G2G PASS.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is required if entering Western Australia from a “restricted zone”.
Hotspots: List of declared hotspots.
- A COVID Safety Plan is essential.
Border permit: A border pass is required to enter Tasmania from any other state. You should apply for a pass at least 3 days prior to arrival via the G2G PASS system.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is not mandatory, but health screening may be conducted on arrival.
- A COVID-19 Safety Plan is mandatory.
Border permit: A border pass is required to enter the Northern Territory from any other state. You must complete a Border Entry Form.
COVID-19 testing: COVID-19 testing is not mandatory, unless arriving from a restricted area or hotspot.
Hotspots: List of COVID-19 hotspots
- Freight workers entering the NT must complete and submit an online COVID-19 Freight Risk Mitigation Management Plan to the Northern Territory Government before entering the Northern Territory.
Border permit: A border pass is required to enter South Australia from any other State. You must complete a Cross Border Travel Application at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
COVID-19 testing: Commercial Transport and Freight Services operators travelling from a “Prohibited or Restricted Zone” are required to undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of entering South Australia unless they can provide evidence of a COVID-19 test, or a COVID-19 test result, that is not more than 7 days old.
Restricted Zones: There are currently no restricted zones.