Riverland Tourism COVID19 Resource Centre

Updated 27/05/2021

A message for motorists entering South Australia via road from Victoria

Due to the COVID-19 situation unfolding in Victoria, South Australia Police wishes to advise the community that we have established border checkpoint stations at the following locations:

  • Sturt Highway, Yamba
  • Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo
  • Dukes Highway, Wolseley
  • Wimmera Highway, Laurie Park
  • Casterton Road, Penola
  • Glenelg Highway, Myora
  • Princes Highway, Glenburnie
  • Glenelg River Road, Donovans/Nelson

People driving into South Australia having been in Greater Melbourne or the City of Bendigo, Victoria are only permitted to use the above roads. Cross Border Community Members are permitted to enter via any road providing they have not been in Greater Melbourne or the City of Bendigo.

We are currently experiencing an increase in the volume of traffic and therefore motorists at some of these locations are experiencing minor delays with the processing of travellers on the Cross Border Travel Registration Platform.

South Australia Police remind travellers returning or entering South Australia by road of the following:
Before reaching the border with South Australia, please ensure everyone has completed the Cross Border Travel Registration.
Note: Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children. People will experience delays on arrival if they have not completed an application for each person.

Please ensure you understand the nature and level of restrictions or conditions that will apply to you as contained with the latest Emergency Management Act Direction.

Please have your Approved Traveller Number immediately available at the border check point.

Please exercise caution, comply with all speed and traffic restrictions and directions on approach to any Border checkpoint.

 Please be patient and at all times be safe!

The Cross Border Travel Registration can be found here: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/.../cross-border-travel...

All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19


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COVID SAfe Check-In

The South Australian Government has introduced COVID Safe Check-In, to enhance contact tracing and keep our community COVID safe.

From 1 December 2020, all defined public activities must have a completed COVID Safe Plan. Businesses with a COVID Safe Plan will receive a new COVID Safe Plan via email that includes a poster with a unique QR code.

More information, including frequently asked questions for businesses and customers, is available at:



Destination Riverland (DR) will be updating this page regularly with information provided by SA Health, SAPOL, the Australian Federal Department of HealthTourism Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC), Tourism Industry Council SA (TICSA) and other government announcements as we receive them.


WHAT WE’RE doing

As the situation unfolds we will provide support and information to our industry.

Ben and Kate are always at the end of the phone or email to support our tourism industry and provide any assistance you require.

Ben Patten - General Manager
gm@destinationriverland.org.au  |  0428 748 656

Kate Gillespie - Tourism Coordinator


As a team, we’re making good use of technology to ensure work progresses on our key projects.


SATC has a dedicated webpage for useful resources related to COVID-19. Click here.

Additional Support

> Business SA  https://www.business-sa.com/covid19

> Support for mental health and wellbeing is available from the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753, Lifeline (13 11 14) and Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636).