Victoria has recorded 1,841 new Covid cases and 12 deaths just two days before the state finally exists its sixth lockdown.
Melbourne has been in lockdown since August 6, though regional Victoria was released several weeks ago other than a few towns with outbreaks.
Wednesday's new cases were diagnosed form 78,928 tests on Tuesday and 38,881 vaccine doses were administered at state-run facilities.
A border checkpoint near Donnybrook, Victoria. NSW residents who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can now travel to Victoria without needing to quarantine
Relaxed requirements now apply to fully vaccinated travellers who have been in red or orange zones and the border bubble has been reinstated for Broken Hill and Shepparton.
From midnight, Victoria scrapped red zones that applied to Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong so locals can now enter Victoria on an orange zone permit, without any quarantine or testing.
Anyone who isn't vaccinated requires a permit, must get tested within 72 hours and isolate until they receive a negative Covid-19 test result.
The remainder of regional NSW is now classified as green zones and vaccinated people from there will simply require a permit to enter Victoria.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Victoria has scrapped red zones that applied to Greater Sydney areas so anyone who has been in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong can now enter