The new Agricultural Workers Code for border crossings has gone live, intended to simplify the approval system.
An applicant for a permit must be registered as an agriculture worker and receive a registration code prior to having their permit approved.
It comes as daily border crossings have increased by approximately 20,000 to above 50,000 since the border closure was eased on September 17.
Albury MP Justin Clancy said public health order amendments had gone live on Friday, after NSW was the first state to have signed up to the agricultural workers' code.
"It's significant to be able to get our ag workers moving both sides of the border," he said.
"For me, having the week up in Sydney, [I was] conscious of issues that still exist with the border and making sure we're pushing on those issues.
"Critical services remain an issue; part of that is an exemption process. As of today, my understanding is that that request for an exemption to be able to cross the border rather than fly into Sydney is now also online.
"They're some improvements.
"There's still delays around critical services permits and we're continuing to work on that."
Mr Clancy has spoken to the NSW Health Minister about getting additional Victorian towns including in the border region zone.
"I can confirm they are working on that, I can also confirm they are working on the issue around Murray River access, for Victorian regional residents," he said.
"A conversation around boarding school students [continues] ... working on how they can be able to return up here without having to go through quarantine through Sydney.
"Compassionate care remains something we continue to work on.
"I'm making sure the government is thinking through the steps in terms of removal of the border full-stop."
Murray River Police District Commander Paul Smith said 20,000 of the 50,000 daily crossings occurred in Albury-Wodonga.
"Over the last week, since the easing of restrictions, we've certainly seen that increase in traffic we were expecting," he said.
"We're pleased with our current queue times. That's largely around residents picking to travel during off-peak times, which has really assisted those delays. I don't think we've gone over 20 minutes in the last week.
"Zero delays would be excellent, but getting those down has been great."
"Ag permits became live today. It's fairly wide-ranging [the eligibility] and there are a number of requirements on top of following the conditions."
Superintendent Smith said the majority of those at checkpoints were border residents and people doing the right thing.
"Ninety per cent of those crossings are border region residents, so the widening of the border region has impacted obviously, but it's people going about their daily life," he said.
"We continue to have people ... detected at checkpoints, but overall compliance has been good.
"The third lane at Wodonga Place ... we did have to put more staff into that, but it's been well worthwhile.
"We continue to work with the ADF, we really appreciate their assistance.
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"Should our ADF partners withdraw, we've got contingencies in place to deal with that."
Mr Clancy said the coming weeks were critical periods for data collection as NSW eyes COVID-19 cases, with both NSW and Victoria having school holidays.
"We also appreciate that with school holidays, comes an opportunity for increased movement within both states," he said.
"It becomes an important time to assess whether or not there's any impact as a result of that increased movement.
"These holidays will be instructive in that regard, because it's increased movement throughout regional Victoria."