More Green Zones For NSW And Final Red Zone Turns Orange

Following continued low community transmission and exposure risk, from 6:00pm tonight the last red zone in New South Wales will now transition to an orange zone, allowing anyone from New South Wales with a permit to enter Victoria.

From 6:00pm (Victorian EADT) tonight the Local Government Area (LGA) of Cumberland will transition to an orange zone and all remaining orange zones will transition to green.

This means the Greater Sydney LGAs of Blacktown City, Burwood, Canada Bay City, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield City, Inner West, Parramatta City and Strathfield Municipality and Liverpool will move from orange to green.

Wollongong and the Blue Mountains will also move to green, leaving Cumberland as the only remaining orange zone.

The updated orange zone listing overrides the previous classification as a red zone and applies to the last 14 days. Anyone who is now in an orange zone and meets the permit criteria can now apply for an Orange Zone Permit from 6:00pm tonight.

Exemption applications will no longer be required for Cumberland as it’s being downgraded to an orange zone.

Travel from an orange zone requires people to self-isolate on arrival in Victoria, get tested within 72 hours of arrival and remain in quarantine until they receive a negative result. Test results are usually sent within 24 hours.

Travel from a green zone requires people to watch and get tested if they have any symptoms at all.

All travel into Victoria from other states and territories requires a travel permit.  You can apply for a permit via the Service Victoria website at

Victorians have been incredible in getting tested and the Government continues to urge everyone if you have any symptoms at all – please get tested and stay home until you get your result.

Quote attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“We’re extremely happy to see the last red zone in New South Wales be downgraded. We’re reminding people to get tested if they’re returning from an orange zone, so we can continue to enjoy an open and COVIDSafe summer.”  

Quote attributable Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton  

“This is another fantastic step towards a COVIDSafe 2021 – we’ll continue to monitor the remaining orange zone and will downgrade it as soon as it’s safe to do so.”