Tourists from all over Australia will be welcome back in NSW in less than two weeks, but the other states and territories are yet to agree to let their residents go.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday that travel for recreational purposes, including overnight stays, could resume in the state from June 1.
The state may be open to interstate visitors, but Queensland's border remains closed and Victorians cannot leave their home to spend a night at another location.
"I don't really care what other premiers do, that's a matter for them. In NSW we'll welcome visitors from all across the country," Ms Berejiklian said.
"We're all about protecting citizens in terms of the virus, but also, protecting our citizens in terms of the economic disaster that's looming."
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She said details of how to make businesses safe for visitors would be left to individual operators.
"We know that people from all over Australia will want to visit Sydney and they will be welcome," she said.
"If you're a tourism operator or someone operating a business in those other states, you'd feel a bit concerned about the prospect of not having that increasing economic activity.
"I'm speaking as a citizen of Australia when I say it's in Australia's best interest for those borders to come down."
Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young backed the government's decision not to allow outsiders to visit.
"We need to hold firm and we need to manage our domestic borders very, very carefully," she said.
With Victorians still being told they cannot go on holidays, Murray Regional Tourism chief executive Mark Francis looked for clarification on Wednesday on who would be able to travel for leisure.
He had bad news for Victorians.
"At the moment, no - Victorians can't go and travel and stay in NSW," he said during a Murray Regional Tourism webinar.
"At the moment, the only reason that people can stay in Victoria is for work purposes and care-giving - not for leisure."
"We look forward to when that can occur."
NSW tourism operators are instead pushing for visitors from within their own state.
Central NSW has already launched its "we want you back" campaign for when restrictions are lifted on June 1.
The $30,000 tourism campaign is a partnership between 10 local government areas, featuring tourism personalities with tips on things to see and do.
Central NSW Joint Organisation executive officer Jenny Bennett said friends and family would be the first ones to travel within the state.
"The aim of the "we want you back" campaign is to create a personal connection between the locals and travellers we want to welcome back to help stimulate the economy," she said.
"We need to make sure our region is at the top of everybody's must-visit list once they can travel to regional NSW again."