Anna Coffey, the Melbournian who travelled from New York to visit her dying father, has been granted her wish.

On Tuesday night it was confirmed that Ms Coffey has been granted an exemption to leave Sydney – where she is currently in hotel quarantine – and travel to Melbourne.

After consultation between the NSW and Victorian health departments, she was permitted to travel on compassionate grounds.

“In this circumstance, Coffey will be permitted to travel by car to Melbourne, providing all PPE and physical distancing requirements are able to be met,” a departmental statement said.

Her final hurdle – paying thousands to charter a flight – has also been cleared, with Angel Flight offering to take her to Melbourne free of charge.

Earlier this week, Ms Coffey was told that to move her quarantine location from Sydney to Melbourne would require her to charter a flight between the cities at an estimated cost of at least $7500.

Ms Coffey flew from New York to Sydney last week after her 80-year-old father suffered a stroke and was placed in palliative care in a Melbourne hospital.

This article originally appeared on Over60.