CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) UPDATE

VICTORIAN BORDER PERMITS FOR AGRICULTURE – 4 JANUARY 2021

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Apply for a permit

BORDER COMMUNITIES

Local Government Areas included in the border bubble

USE OF THE MURRAY RIVER

Border community residents can use the Murray River for recreational purposes as part of the Cross Border Community area.  
NSW residents, outside of the Cross Border Community area can use the Murray River and should avoid disembarking on the southern bank. Should residents need to disembark, they must stay below the top of the river bank and should not mingle with Victorian residents.  Victorian residents are not permitted to board a boat with NSW residents who reside outside of the border community region.

STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD – 24 DECEMBER 2020

ENTRY TO VICTORIA – RESTRICTIONS – 20 DECEMBER 2020

Updates on border restrictions by the NSW Government.

  • About COVID-19 and border closures, please go to nsw.gov.au which is being updated continuously.
  • About permits and how to apply, please go to Service NSW. You can also contact Service NSW on 13 77 88.

Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and the announcements by Federal and State Government regarding public health and safety, Council aims to support the community by providing information regarding the impact it has on council services and community facilities.

We will communicate through a variety of methods such as the Council website, Facebook, signage at relevant Shire Council sites, local newspapers and contact with relevant organisations and community organisations when necessary.

Wentworth Shire Council continues to monitor developments and receive advice from all tiers of government following official announcements regarding the closure of non-essential services to combat COVID – 19.

Supporting our community

Wentworth Shire Council’s greatest concern remains the health and safety of our community and we encourage people not to lose their community spirit but to stay in touch with each other while observing the officially sanctioned health advice, which is updated regularly for everyone’s safety.

During times of crisis it is the vulnerable members of our community who are most often impacted, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Council is asking all members of the Wentworth community to check in on anyone who is elderly, living alone or who has special needs. It is everyone’s responsibility to make sure vulnerable neighbours, friends, and family are well taken care of.

We encourage our community to stay safe and continue to follow official guidelines at all times which can be found here

Together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Council Service Centres, Libraries and the Visitor Information Centre have now reopened, some with temporary reduced hours. Whilst we still encourage everyone to continue contacting us by telephone or email where possible, our doors are open for face to face contact. Social distancing measures, hand hygiene stations and patron limits are in place in all locations.

For more information head to: https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19