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COVID-19 hotspots and Border zone areas



Border zone areas

Border zone areas are Local Government Areas along the Queensland/New South Wales border zone that may have increased restrictions in place due to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission in the community. These border zone areas will either be restricted or non-restricted.

It is important to note that the restricted or non-restriction status of a border zone does not impact the hotspot status of the area. All Local Government Areas along the border zone are declared COVID-19 hotspots.

List of restricted and non-restricted Border Zone Local Government Areas.

From 12.01am AEST 5 November 2021, the following Local Government Areas are restricted border zone areas:

  • Moree Plains Shire

From 1am AEST 13 October 2021, the following Local Government Areas are non-restricted border zone areas:

  • Ballina Shire
  • Bourke Shire
  • Brewarrina Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • City of Broken Hill
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • Glen Innes Severn Shire
  • Gwydir Shire
  • Inverell Shire
  • Kyogle Council
  • Lismore City
  • Richmond Valley Council
  • Tenterfield Shire
  • Tweed Shire
  • Walgett Shire
  • Unincorporated Far West

Entering Queensland from the border zone

See current restrictions when travelling between Queensland and the border zone.

Declared hotspots

Hotspots are places in Australian states or territories other than Queensland, or in safe travel zone countries where health officials have found a lot of people with COVID-19, or places that are at risk of a lot of COVID-19 infections. Hotspots are legally listed so that we can identify people travelling into Queensland from those high-risk areas.

Australian Capital Territory

Currently, the Australian Capital Territory is declared as a COVID-19 hotspot. The identified start date is 14 August 2021.

New South Wales

Currently, the 128 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and the 2 unincorporated areas that make up the state of New South Wales are declared as COVID-19 hotspots.

This also includes the Commonwealth Territory of Jervis Bay which was declared on 22 August 2021.

Northern Territory

From 6pm AEST Tuesday 16 November 2021 Katherine and Robinson River (including surrounding homelands) are declared COVID-19 hotspots. Their identified start date is 16 November 2021.

South Australia

From 1am AEST Sunday 4 December 2021, the Local Government Areas that make up Greater Adelaide in South Australia are declared COVID-19 hotspots. Their identified start date is 1 am AEST 28 November 2021.

Greater Adelaide includes the Local Government Areas of: Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Burnside, Campbelltown, Charles Sturt, Gawler, Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Onkaparinga, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Unley, Walkerville, West Torrens and the Unincorporated Area of Torrens Island.

Victoria

Currently, the 79 LGAs and the 10 unincorporated areas that make up the state of Victoria are declared as COVID-19 hotspots. Their identified start date is 17 July 2021.

Entering Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot

Fully vaccinated domestic travellers arriving in Queensland by air from a COVID-19 hotspot at the Brisbane airport may be eligible to quarantine at their home or another nominated private residence in Queensland.

Anyone else who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since their start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland, unless they are a Queensland resident, someone relocating to Queensland (i.e. a new resident) or have an exemption. Anyone allowed to enter will need to complete 14 days mandatory quarantine.

Details of who is exempt from mandatory quarantine, even if they have been to a hotspot, can be found on Travelling to Queensland.

  Map of COVID-19 hotspots

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Declaration of COVID-19 hotspots and border zone areas

Hotspots and border zone areas are legally listed so that people travelling from those high-risk areas into Queensland can be identified.

See the Chief Health Officer's Declaration of COVID-19 hotspots and border zone areas.

Local Government Areas declared as hotspots (and their identified start date)

  • A hotspot's declaration date is when the hotspot is legally listed.
  • The identified start date for the hotspot is when the risk of COVID-19 transmission started. The start date identified can be earlier than when the hotspot was declared.
  • Border restrictions will apply to persons who have been in a hotspot in the previous 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter).
Local Government Area Declaration date Identified start of declared hotspot
South Australia - Local Government Areas
Adelaide 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Adelaide Hills 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Burnside 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Campbelltown 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Charles Sturt 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Gawler 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Holdfast Bay 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Marion 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Mitcham 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Norwood Payneham and St Peters 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Onkaparinga 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Playford 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Port Adelaide Enfield 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Prospect 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Salisbury 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Tea Tree Gully 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Unley 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Walkerville 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
West Torrens 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
South Australia - Unincorporated Areas
Torrens Island 1.00 am 5 December 2021 1.00 am 28 November 2021
Northern Territory
Katherine 6.00 pm 16 November 2021 6.00 pm 16 November 2021
Robinson River (including surrounding homelands) 6.00 pm 16 November 2021 6.00 pm 16 November 2021
Jervis Bay Territory
Jervis Bay Territory 1.00 am 22 August 2021 1.00 am 22 August 2021
Australia Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory 1.00 am 14 August 2021 1.00 am 14 August 2021
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Queanbeyan-Palerang 1.00 am 14 August 2021 1.00 am 14 August 2021
Albury 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Armidale 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Ballina 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Balranald 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bathurst 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bega Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bellingen 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Berrigan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bland 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bogan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Bourke 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Brewarrina 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Broken Hill 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Byron 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Carrathool 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Central Darling 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Cessnock 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Clarence Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Cobar 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Coffs Harbour 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Coolamon 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Coonamble 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Cootamundra-Gundagai 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Cowra 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Dubbo 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Dungog 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Edward River 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Eurobodalla 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Federation 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Forbes 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Gilgandra 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Glen Innes Severn 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Goulburn Mulwaree 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Greater Hume 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Griffith 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Gunnedah 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Gwydir 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Hawkesbury 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Hay 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Hilltops 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Inverell 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Junee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Kempsey 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Kiama 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Kyogle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Lachlan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Lake Macquarie 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Leeton 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Lismore 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Lithgow 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Liverpool Plains 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Lockhart 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Maitland 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Mid-Coast 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Mid-Western 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Moree Plains 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Murray River 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Murrumbidgee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Muswellbrook 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Nambucca Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Narrabri 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Narrandera 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Narromine 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Newcastle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Oberon 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Parkes 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Port Macquarie-Hastings 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Port Stephens 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Richmond Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Shoalhaven 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Singleton 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Snowy Monaro 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Snowy Valleys 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Tamworth 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Temora 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Tenterfield 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Tweed 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Upper Hunter 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Upper Lachlan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Uralla 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Wagga Wagga 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Walcha 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Walgett 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Warren 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Warrumbungle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Weddin 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Wentworth 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Wingecarribee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Wollondilly 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Yass Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas
Lord Howe Island 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
Unincorporated Far West Region 1.00 am 23 July 2021 1.00 am 23 July 2021
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Blayney 1.00 am 22 July 2021 1.00 am 22 July 2021
Cabonne 1.00 am 22 July 2021 1.00 am 22 July 2021
Orange 1.00 am 22 July 2021 1.00 am 22 July 2021
Victoria – Local Government Areas
Alpine Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Ararat Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Ballarat City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Banyule City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Bass Coast Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Baw Baw Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Bayside City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Benalla Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Boroondara City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Borough of Queenscliffe 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Brimbank City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Buloke Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Campaspe Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Cardinia Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Casey City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Central Goldfields Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Colac Otway Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Corangamite Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Darebin City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
East Gippsland Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Frankston City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Gannawarra Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Glen Eira City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Glenelg Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Golden Plains Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Greater Bendigo City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Greater Dandenong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Greater Geelong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Greater Shepparton City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Hepburn Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Hindmarsh Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Hobsons Bay City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Horsham Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Hume City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Indigo Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Kingston City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Knox City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Latrobe City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Loddon Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Macedon Ranges Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Manningham City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mansfield Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Maribyrnong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Maroondah City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Melbourne City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Melton City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mildura Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mitchell Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Moira Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Monash City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Moonee Valley City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Moorabool Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Moreland City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mornington Peninsula Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mount Alexander Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Moyne Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Murrindindi Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Nillumbik Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Northern Grampians Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Port Phillip City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Pyrenees Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
South Gippsland Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Southern Grampians Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Stonnington City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Strathbogie Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Surf Coast Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Swan Hill Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Towong Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Wangaratta Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Warrnambool 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Wellington Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
West Wimmera Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Whitehorse City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Whittlesea City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Wodonga City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Wyndham City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Yarra City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Yarra Ranges Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Yarriambiack Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Victoria – Unincorporated Areas
Elizabeth Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
French-Elizabeth-Sandstone Islands 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Gabo Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Lady Julia Percy Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mount Buller Alphine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
Mount Sterling Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 1.00 am 17 July 2021
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Bayside 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Blacktown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Blue Mountains 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Burwood 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Camden 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Campbelltown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Canada Bay 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Canterbury-Bankstown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Central Coast 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Cumberland 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Fairfield 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Georges River 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Hornsby 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Hunter's Hill 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Inner West 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Ku-ring-gai 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Lane Cove 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Liverpool 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Mosman 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
North Sydney 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Northern Beaches 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Parramatta 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Penrith 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Ryde 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Shellharbour 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Strathfield 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Sutherland 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
The Hills 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Willoughby 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
Wollongong 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021
City of Sydney 1.00 am 11 June 2021 1.00 am 11 June 2021
Randwick 1.00 am 11 June 2021 1.00 am 11 June 2021
Woollahra 1.00 am 11 June 2021 1.00 am 11 June 2021
Waverley 1.00 am 11 June 2021 1.00 am 11 June 2021
New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas
Sydney Harbour 1.00 am 21 June 2021 1.00 am 21 June 2021