NSW-Victoria Memorandum of Understanding for Regional Collaboration

Signed – 2020

In 2018, a Victorian Cross-Border Commissioner was appointed with the support of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner with Luke Wilson appointed in the role in October 2018. The 2019-2021 Memorandum of Understanding for Cross-Border Collaboration was released in September 2020.

The agreement is supported by an annual work list. In general, actions will cover:

  • Improved service delivery: Residents living in cross-border regions should have equitable and simple access to services and information. The NSW and Victorian Governments commit to maximise alignment of service delivery and minimise the need for individuals to navigate both service systems. Administrative arrangements should enable re-imbursement for the delivery of services to each other’s citizens where appropriate.
  • Simplifying regulation for residents, businesses and organisations: Business and communities in border regions are often required to navigate regulatory, legislative and policy gaps and duplication. The NSW and Victorian Governments will work to enhance growth and confidence through the identification and reduction of these impediments.
  • Joint regional development opportunities: Border communities regularly identify opportunities for joint support, investment and delivery that require engagement between the two states to activate. The NSW and Victorian Governments will support the joint consideration of such opportunities.

Agreements, reports and work lists

Highway lined by trees in the ACT credit Alejandro Gonzalez

ACT NSW

Centenary of Federation State Border Marker, Tweed Heads

Queensland NSW