Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

October 30, 2020

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday that more NSW residents will be allowed to enter Queensland from 1:00am on Tuesday, November 3.

However, the greater Sydney area (which consists of 32 Local Government Areas, see list below) and Victoria will remain declared hotspots.

People who have been in a hotspot during the past 14 days will still not be allowed to enter Queensland.

The council areas declared hotspots in greater Sydney are:

Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly and Woollahra and unincorporated Sydney Harbour.

NB. Until 1:00am on November 3,  all parts of NSW are still considered to be COVID-19 hotspots.

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Other changes to Border Restrictions came into effect at 3:00pm on Friday (October 30):

  • Border Declaration Passes are now valid for 14 days (up from seven)
  • Unaccompanied minors are allowed to enter Queensland if there is a responsible adult who consents to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation with the child
  • Disaster management workers can enter Queensland to prepare for, respond to or assist in recovery from disasters
  • People who travel to quarantine or leave quarantine for permitted purposes – such as a person travelling in a taxi – must travel in the back seat on the passenger side
  • People in quarantine must wear a mask whenever directed to by an emergency officer
  • People who are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test are not allowed to enter Queensland until they receive a negative result, unless they are entering for an essential activity

Three new postcodes have also been added to the Border bubble: 4375, 4377 and 4380.

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