Ministers to discuss reopening NSW’s border with Victoria

Victorians could be able to travel into New South Wales by the end of November, as border discussions continue.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is meeting with officials this morning to discuss a reopening plan.

November 23rd is currently being touted as a possible date.


For the last few days, Victoria has been recorded fewer coronavirus cases than New South Wales, going four days in a row of no new cases or deaths.

Ms Berejiklian has previously said she wanted to see what happened once Melbourne eased its restrictions, but has hinted a border reopening will happen within weeks rather than months.

“Now that Victoria is down to zero or just a handful of community transmissions a day, that gives us pause to reflect on when that two-week period starts for us,” she said on Monday.

“And of course, we’ll base that on health advice, but I certainly want to give the signal to the people of NSW we are talking weeks not months in terms of when the Victoria border may come down,” Ms Berejiklian said.

It means Victorians could be allowed as far north as Tweed Heads before Sydney-siders are allowed into Queensland.

An official decision could be made as early as this week.