Newspaper and government workers have been evacuated from their Wodonga office following a security scare.
Two envelopes containing an unknown powder were discovered at the McKoy Street office of The Border Mail this morning.
About 150 people were evacuated from the building, including staff from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries whose offices are located at the ground level of the double-storey building.
Reporting staff from The Border Mail are now working from home or at the newspaper’s small office in Albury.
Police are travelling up from Melbourne to analyse the substance.
The Wodonga office is expected to reopen after 4pm today. The Border Mail apologises to anyone who has been inconvenienced by the closure.
The Border Mail and its staff have recently received four Walkley awards, including the Walkley for Journalism Leadership.