In somewhat of a shock, but not surprising move, the New South Wales/Victoria border is to close.
In a move that is expected to throw many holidaymakers into chaos, the New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, will shut the state border with Victoria amid its recent coronavirus numbers increase. The border will close at midnight tomorrow night, July 7, 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 recently, and these penalties will 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 many who were planning on holidaying to the Victorian snowfields, and specifically, the Victorian High Country into jeopardy. Same too, 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 open to those in New South Wales on Friday, July 10, 2020. This means that if taking advantage of some time off for the school holidays was on the agenda, you’re still able to head north.
We’ll continue to update this story on RVDaily as more information comes to hand regarding the news story that the New South Wales and Victorian border is to close.