THE NEW 50-kilometre border zone will apply from 12.01am this Friday.
The NSW government has confirmed some details of the resurrected wider blue zone ahead of premier Gladys Berejiklian visiting the border on Tuesday.
The permit governing the area will allow those within the border zone to travel across the Murray River to "obtain necessary goods or services", "for care or other compassionate reasons" and "to attend work or obtain educational services (where it is not reasonable for the person to work or obtain educational services from their state of residence)".
Central Victorian farmers have previously welcomed the easing of restrictions for Victorians entering NSW to work in agriculture.
NSW border zone residents entering Victoria are not allowed to travel to any area outside the blue area or a COVID-19 hotspot.
Similarly Victorian border zone residents will not be permitted to travel beyond the 50-kilometre boundary and must not enter NSW if they have been to Melbourne or a COVID-19 area of concern in their state in the previous 14 days.
The media release outlining the changes does not specify which places are within the 50-kilometre zone.
It includes a comment from Ms Berejiklian declaring that "we are working hard to reduce the angst and frustration caused by this border closure".
The start of the changes on Friday follows Deputy Premier John Barilaro visiting Albury last Tuesday and saying a permit for daily life would be reintroduced within seven to 10 days and the border zone extended from 2.5 to 50 kilometres.