NSW TRAVEL PERMITS
I've had a few questions about the NSW Travel Permit and when you need one over the last few days. I hope the following information helps.
From Saturday 28 August 2021, if you live in regional and rural NSW and need to enter a local government area of concern for work, you will need to register for travel.
The travel registration is valid for a maximum of 14 days and you will need to reapply if, you are travelling for more than 14 days, or your travel dates change or need to be amended.
You must carry your travel registration and supporting documents with you at all times as you will need to provide these to NSW Police if requested.
In regional and rural NSW, you DO NOT need to register for a NSW Travel Permit if you need to travel within the LGA you reside, such as Maitland or to a LGA that is NOT a LGA of concern such as Newcastle, Cessnock, Port Stephens, Singleton (just to give a few examples). BUT remember, you must have a reasonable excuse to leave your home.
You can check if you need to register your travel within NSW, using the link below enter the address you’re starting from, and the address you’re planning on travelling to: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/nsw-travel-address-check
For more details about the NSW Travel Permit and how to apply visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/travel-registration
Remember before you travel you must have a reasonable excuse to leave home.