July 29, 2021
Heavy vehicle and freight drivers will need to obtain and display a Freight and Logistics pass and adhere to a COVID-19 testing regime before entering Queensland under new changes coming into effect from Friday (July 30).
From 1:00am, heavy vehicles without an approved Freight and Logistics pass will not be permitted to cross the border and will be turned around.
Drivers will also be required to prove they have completed the necessary COVID-19 testing regime, which includes evidence of a recent (within 7 days) negative COVID-19 test result if they have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot.
As well, drivers coming from the NSW Local Government Areas of Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River will have to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of attempting to enter Queensland.
More information about the requirements is available online.
A police spokesperson said more than 75 heavy vehicles have been turned around recently at the border due to invalid border passes or other compliance issues.