Players will be able to represent two clubs in the upcoming season under a sweeping COVID-19 regulation.
CAW is jumping 'ahead of the game' by allowing Albury-based residents, who play for a Wodonga club, to represent a NSW-based club for the first half of the season and vice versa.
Those players would then return to their regular outfits for the rest of the season.
Under COVID rules, sportspeople aren't allowed to cross the Border to compete.
"It is a CAW COVID transfer and you will have the option to play for a club in your State of residence until Christmas time, unless the restrictions finish earlier than that," CAW chairman Michael Erdeljac said.
It follows CAW's annual general meeting on Wednesday night where it was decided there will be no cross-border travel for at least the first three weeks of the season, which is scheduled to start on October 10.
At provincial level, there's 10 clubs with four based in Victoria with those outfits to meet in the opening rounds, while the NSW clubs will face each other.
Depending on the COVID restrictions after that time, the same scenario could continue until Christmas.
CAW is not only one of the biggest associations in regional Australia, it's also one of the most professional.
"It's one of the many ideas that we've got and are working through, we're dealing with Cricket Victoria and NSW on guidelines and protocols and we have to be very careful of how we manage the season," Erdeljac said.
The new rules means Belvoir's representative off-spinner Zac Simmonds could play for an Albury club as he lives in the city, but plays for the Wodonga-based Eagles.
"I haven't given it too much thought yet, obviously Belvoir's where I'd rather be playing, but with everything that's going on, we'll just see what happens," he said.
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Meanwhile, Simmonds has just had his first bowl in 18 months after undergoing surgery on his scapholunate ligament in his bowling hand.
The right-armer suffered the injury playing football.