The Victorian government website said Monday morning that the "Trans-Tasmin (sic) travel bubble" allowed New Zealand travelers to arrive in New South Wales and the Northern Territory without being quarantined for 14 days upon arrival to have to.
But the Victorian government has said it did not expect to receive worldwide travellers as a result of New South Wales making a travel bubble arrangement with New Zealand.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says 55 passengers from New Zealand have managed to enter the state under the safe travel zone.
However, he conceded the state was now a part of the travel bubble.
But officials wanted to have a "conversation" with the passengers from New Zealand to ensure they knew what the specific rules for the state of Victoria were.
"We would prefer better management of these arrangements but this is something that happened that was outside of our control", Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said on Sunday.
Conservative politicians in other states, and the federal government, have been increasingly critical of Andrews' centre-left government for maintaining the strict lockdown in Victoria, saying it was undermining national recovery efforts.
"We were asked, "Do you want to be in the bubble?' and we said 'no", Andrews told reporters on Sunday.
"Clearly it was easy from the New Zealand end to tack on Australian domestic ticket sectors, and it was likely there was no warning given to booking staff", he said.
"I guess if there were going to be mistakes made, better make them on this version of the bubble than when we try on two-way bubbles with places like Fiji, Singapore or Japan".
"If you are travelling from New Zealand and have passed all relevant immigration and biosecurity requirements as established by the Federal Government, NSW Government and Northern Territory Government, then you are able to travel to Victoria", the Department of Health and Human Services website says.
According to the ABC, Andrews wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday, requesting for new arrivals from New Zealand to be prevented from boarding internal flights from New South Wales to Victoria.
"The trans-Tasman bubble is the first in what we need to do to reopen our nation", Mr McCormack said. "None of us can change that", Mr Andrews said as he lashed the federal government. "They've got a responsibility in this respect and they should be taking it", he said.
Mr Marshall said the State Government was now considering its border arrangements with New Zealand.
State Premier Daniel Andrews set November 1 as the date for the next stage of lifting restrictions, but said some could be eased earlier if cases remained low and had a known source. Other Australian states are expected to sign up to the plan in the coming months. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.