Office of the Cross Border Commissioner invites residents to have their say on border closures during the COVID-19 pandemic

The past two years have been challenging for those in our cross-border communities.

COVID-19 border restrictions and multiple public health orders have had a significant impact on how people in our cross-border communities live and work. 

The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner advocates for border communities and raises awareness policy, processes and decision making that can deliver better outcomes. 

This survey is one way that you can share your experience of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic related to cross-border communities.  

The information that you shar will be collated with other responses to provide a picture of the experiences of cross-border communities from 2020 to 2022.

This will inform the work of the Cross Border Commissioner and provide advice to governments and improve future responses to emergencies. 

The survey focusses on three key areas related to the COVID-19 related border restrictions: access to essentials, such as health, education, goods and services, exemptions for travel, including critical/essential workers, relocation and compassionate reasons and cross-border community zones and ‘border bubbles’ and how they were managed 

You are invited to participate in the survey due to your lived experience as a person who lives and works in a cross-border community. The survey is specifically for people who lived and worked in cross-border communities from 2020-2022 and you are welcome to share the survey link with others. 

This survey will take around 5-10 minutes to complete and the survey closes 5pm AEST 29 April 2022. You can complete the survey here:

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Cross Border Commissioner at