NSW-Victoria border to close
In a shock but somewhat unsurprising move, the New South Wales/Victoria border will close for the first time in 100 years!
In a move that is expected to throw the plans of many holidaymakers in to chaos, in consultation with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will shut the state border with Victoria amid the southern state’s recent coronavirus numbers increase. The border will be closed at midnight tomorrow night, 7 July, 2020.
You may have heard of the recent $11,000 fines and possible jail time for coming into New South Wales from a Melbourne coronavirus hotspot; these penalties will now be extended to anyone from Victoria heading into New South Wales after the midnight deadline.
Considering it is now the beginning of the New South Wales school holidays, and the middle of the Victorian school holidays, this is expected to plunge the plans of many holidaymakers into jeopardy, including those who were planning on holidaying to the Victorian snowfields and the Victorian High Country, as well as for those Victorians hoping to head up into the New South Wales snowfields.
Thankfully, for those in New South Wales, the Queensland border is still on track to reopen on Friday, 10 July, 2020. This means that if taking advantage of some time off for the school holidays is on the agenda, you’re still able to head north… even to The Cape from 10 July.
We’ll continue to update this story as more information comes to hand regarding the status of the New South Wales and Victorian border situation.