Settlement Guide

COVID-19 Update: Border opens between Victoria and NSW as NT on high alert

Nearly 200,000 skilled workers and international students were expected to start arriving in Australia from 1 Dec, Source: AAP

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 5 November 2021.

Borders are now fully open between New South Wales and Victoria. Families are able to reunite and travel by air on one of the busiest air routes in the world.  

The Northern Territory is on high alert after recording one locally acquired case of COVID-19. It is the first instance of community transmission in the territory and has triggered a 72-hour lockdown.

The National Cabinet meets for the first time in five weeks to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  On the agenda are reopening of international borders, vaccinations for children. 

Scientists at the UK's University of Oxford have identified a gene that doubles the risk of lung failure and death from COVID-19. It is especially common among people of South Asian ancestry.

COVID-19 Statistics

VIctoria reports 1,343 local cases and 10 deaths

NSW reports 249 COVID-19 cases, three deaths


Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

NSW Travel & transport and Quarantine
VIC Travel permitOverseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.



Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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