On November 9, with direct flights to Melbourne Airport, Victoria will formally become part of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced today that he had written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, stating that from Monday, the state will be delighted to have flights from New Zealand to Melbourne.
It did not necessarily mean that flights would start landing in the city on the date, Mr. Andrews said, just that the state government was happy for them to arrive at that time.
They will not be required to quarantine New Zealanders on arrival.
The decision comes as last month Victoria unwittingly found itself part of the travel bubble, with thousands of New Zealanders entering the state via NSW.