COVID-19 FOREST INDUSTRIES INFORMATION

Wednesday 19 August – Updated permitted work premises in Victoria & NSW

The NSW Government is now issuing permits for critical Victorian agriculture work to continue in NSW. Under the new Highly Specialised Critical Services (Agriculture) Permit.

The new conditions and border permit application guidelines can be found here.
The positive response from the Victorian Government is here.
For one Victorian farmer the changes come just in time. You can watch the video of him talking about his experience with border permits here.

You can find particular information and updates on restrictions in Victoria and border crossings below.

Forestry sector 
Permitted workplaces under Stage 4 Health directions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/agriculture-forestry-fishing-restrictions-covid-19
Sector Guidance: https://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/covid-safe-business/agriculture,-forestry-and-fishing-sector-guidance

Travel guidancehttps://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/stage-4-restrictions-summary-covid-19

Vic/NSW Border crossing
Latest advice from Victorian perspectivehttps://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/victoria-and-new-south-wales-border-restrictions
Latest advice from a NSW perspectivehttps://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/border-restrictions and https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-covid-19-nsw-border-entry-permit

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