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COVID-19 hotspots

Victoria

From 12.00 pm on Friday 3 July 2020 all 79 Local Government Areas (LGAs) within the State of Victoria are considered a COVID-19 hotspot

New South Wales

From 1.00 am on Saturday 1 August 2020 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) within the State of New South Wales are considered COVID-19 hotspots.

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Other states and territories

No other Australian states or territories contain declared hotspots.


Hotspots are places in Australia where health officials have found a lot of people with COVID-19. Hotspots are legally listed so that people travelling from those high-risk areas into Queensland can be identified.

From 10 July 2020, people who have been in a hotspot in the last 14 days will only be able to enter Queensland if they are a returning Queensland resident or required to enter for a limited range of essential reasons. Queensland residents returning to Queensland from a hotspot must quarantine for 14 days on entering Queensland. This will help reduce the chance that they might infect other people.

Details of who is exempt from mandatory quarantine, even if they have been to a hotspot, can be found on the Border Restrictions page.

Declared hotspots

l, Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer, reasonably believe it is necessary to publish the following list of COVID-19 hotspots pursuant to the powers under s362B of the Public Health Act 2005 to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

The direction applies from 1.00 am on Saturday 1 August 2020 until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless it is revoked or replaced. The purpose of this direction is to identify COVID-19 hotspots for:

From 12:01 pm (midday) 10 July 2020 anyone can enter Queensland unless they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.

The tightening of restrictions means people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will no longer be able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at our border. This applies to everyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days, except people needed in Queensland for essential purposes. Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home but will be required to quarantine in government provided accommodation at their expense.

From 1.00 am on Saturday 1 August 2020 the 34 Local Government Areas of Greater Sydney are now a COVID-19 hotspot.

A full list of current COVID-19 hotspots is provided below:

Local Government AreasStart of
declared hotspot
End of
declared hotspot
New South Wales
Bayside 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Blacktown City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Blue Mountains City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Burwood 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Camden 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Campbelltown City 12.00 pm
14 July 2020
Current
Canada Bay City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Canterbury-Bankstown 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Central Coast 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Cumberland 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Fairfield City 1.00 am
27 July 2020
Current
Georges River 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Hawkesbury City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Hornsby Shire 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Hunter’s Hill Municipality 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Inner West 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Ku-ring-gai 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Lane Cove Municipality 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Liverpool City 12.00 pm
14 July 2020
Current
Mosman Municipality 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
North Sydney 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Northern Beaches 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Parramatta City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Penrith City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Randwick City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Ryde City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Strathfield Municipality 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Sutherland Shire 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Sydney City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
The Hills Shire 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Waverley 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Willoughby City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Wollondilly Shire 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Woollahra City 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
From 12.00 pm on Friday 3 July 2020 all 79 Local Government Areas (LGAs) within the State of Victoria are considered a COVID-19 hotspot. A list of all Victorian LGAs is provided below:

Victoria

Alpine Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Ararat Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Ballarat City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Banyule City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Bass Coast Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Baw Baw Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Bayside City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Benalla Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Boroondara City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Brimbank City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Buloke Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Campaspe Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Cardinia Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Casey City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Central Goldfields Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Colac Otway Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Corangamite Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Darebin City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

East Gippsland Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Frankston City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Gannawarra Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Glen Eira City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Glenelg Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Golden Plains Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Greater Bendigo City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Greater Dandenong City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Greater Geelong City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Greater Shepparton City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Hepburn Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Hindmarsh Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Hobsons Bay City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Horsham Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Hume City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Indigo Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Kingston City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Knox City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Latrobe City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Loddon Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Macedon Ranges Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Manningham City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Mansfield Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Maribyrnong City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Maroondah City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Melbourne City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Melton City

12.01 am
14 May 2020

Current

Mildura Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Mitchell Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Moira Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Monash City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Moonee Valley City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Moorabool Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

12.01 am
14 May 2020

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Moreland City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Mornington Peninsula Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Mount Alexander Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Moyne Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Murrindindi Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Nillumbik Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Northern Grampians Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Port Phillip City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Pyrenees Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Borough of Queenscliffe

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

South Gippsland Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Southern Grampians Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Stonnington City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Strathbogie Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Surf Coast Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Swan Hill Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Towong Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Wangaratta Rural City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Warrnambool City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Wellington Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

West Wimmera Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Whitehorse City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Whittlesea City

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Wodonga City

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Wyndham City

12.01 am
14 May 2020

Current

Yarra City

12.01 am
13 June 2020

Current

Yarra Ranges Shire

12.01 am
20 June 2020

Current

Yarriambiack Shire

12.00 pm
3 July 2020

Current

Under the Border Restrictions Direction (No. 9), a person who has been in COVID-19 hotspot is not required to quarantine if the person:

  • was in the COVID-19 hotspot for the sole purpose of transiting through an airport in the COVID-19 hotspot and did not leave the confines of the airport; or
  • was on the vessel Spirit of Tasmania and went directly from the vessel to an airport in the COVID-19 hotspot via private transport and did not leave the confines of the airport except to board a flight to Queensland.
  • travelled by road using private transport and taking the most practicable direct route through the COVID-19 hotspot and without exiting the vehicle except to deal with an emergency or as directed by police or transport authority.

A person may be exempt from mandatory quarantine if they have been to a hotspot, a full list is available in the Border Restrictions Direction (No. 9).

Penalties: A person to whom the direction applies commits an offence if the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the direction.

Previous declarations of COVID-19 hotspots are detailed below:

Local Government Area Start of declared hotspot End of declared hotspot
New South Wales
Newcastle

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Wollongong

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Georges River

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Bayside

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Penrith

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

The Hills Shire

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Ku-ring-gai

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Cumberland

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Ryde

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Inner West

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Randwick

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Canterbury-Bankstown

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Sutherland Shire

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Woollahra

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Blacktown

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Central Coast

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Northern Beaches

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Sydney

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Waverley

12.01 am 11 April 2020

12.01 am 15 May 2020

Victoria
Moorabool Shire 12.01 am
14 May 2020
12.01 am
13 June 2020