Cross border travel for the primary industries sector

To enter South Australia as an essential traveller, primary industry workers can apply as a specialist worker in an essential sector.

To make this application, specialist workers in essential sectors must complete the SAPOL Cross Border Travel Registration.

An SA Health travel exemption is also required before applying for the SAPOL Cross Border Travel Registration, if you are travelling from:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria (excluding the Victorian Cross Border Corridor).

Application process

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has developed a streamlined process to assist primary industry workers applying for an SA Health travel exemption.

You are encouraged to complete the following application process if you are working in the primary industries sector and are travelling from:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria (excluding the Victorian Cross Border Corridor).

Step 1 – Complete a PIRSA travel summary form

Complete a PIRSA travel summary form (DOCX 790.7 KB)

Step 2 – Complete a Risk Mitigation Plan

Complete your COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan by:

For more information on your Risk Mitigation Plan, go to the SA Health website.

Step 3 – Apply for an SA Health travel exemption

To apply for an SA Health travel exemption, you should provide these completed documents as part of your application:

To apply for an SA Health travel exemption, go to the SA Health website.

Step 4 – Notify PIRSA of your SA Health travel exemption application

To assist with the processing of your SA Health travel exemption application, notify PIRSA by emailing Health.PIRSAtoHealth@sa.gov.au.

In your email, provide attachments of these completed documents:

  • PIRSA travel summary form
  • Risk Mitigation Plan

and the reference number from your submitted SA Health travel exemption application.

Step 5 – Submit your Cross Border Travel Registration

If your SA Health travel exemption is approved, submit these documents as part of your Cross Border Travel Registration application:

  • a letter of approval obtained from your SA Health travel exemption application
  • a letter from you or your employer confirming your risk mitigation plan complies with the guidelines made by the Chief Public Health Officer and:
    • in relation to operations in South Australia:
      • the service is time critical
      • the appropriate skills are not available in South Australia or the low community transmission zone
      • the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in South Australia
    • in relation to operations outside of South Australia – the service is time critical.

When you submit your Cross Border Travel Registration, make sure you select the category of 'Exemption provided by SA Health' from the online menu.

To submit your Cross Border Travel Registration, go to the SA Police website.

More information

Contact

Email: PIRSA.covid19industry@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 19 Oct 2021
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