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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 LGAs.

From 1am AEST 13 October 2021, there are no Local Government Areas in the restricted border zone.

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

  • 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
  • Moree Plains Shire
  • 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.




Entering Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot

Anyone 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 (ie 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 the Travelling to Queensland page.

  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.

LGAs 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 Identified start of declared hotspot End of declared hotspot
Jervis Bay Territory
Jervis Bay Territory 1.00 am 22 August 2021 Current
Australia Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory 1.00 am 14 August 2021 Current
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Queanbeyan-Palerang 1.00 am 14 August 2021 Current
Albury 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Armidale 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Ballina 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Balranald 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bathurst 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bega Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bellingen 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Berrigan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bland 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bogan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Bourke 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Brewarrina 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Broken Hill 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Byron 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Carrathool 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Central Darling 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Cessnock 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Clarence Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Cobar 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Coffs Harbour 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Coolamon 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Coonamble 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Cootamundra-Gundagai 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Cowra 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Dubbo 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Dungog 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Edward River 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Eurobodalla 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Federation 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Forbes 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Gilgandra 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Glen Innes Severn 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Goulburn Mulwaree 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Greater Hume 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Griffith 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Gunnedah 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Gwydir 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Hawkesbury 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Hay 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Hilltops 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Inverell 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Junee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Kempsey 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Kiama 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Kyogle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Lachlan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Lake Macquarie 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Leeton 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Lismore 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Lithgow 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Liverpool Plains 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Lockhart 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Maitland 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Mid-Coast 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Mid-Western 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Moree Plains 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Murray River 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Murrumbidgee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Muswellbrook 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Nambucca Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Narrabri 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Narrandera 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Narromine 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Newcastle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Oberon 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Parkes 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Port Macquarie-Hastings 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Port Stephens 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Richmond Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Shoalhaven 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Singleton 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Snowy Monaro 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Snowy Valleys 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Tamworth 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Temora 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Tenterfield 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Tweed 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Upper Hunter 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Upper Lachlan 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Uralla 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Wagga Wagga 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Walcha 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Walgett 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Warren 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Warrumbungle 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Weddin 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Wentworth 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Wingecarribee 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Wollondilly 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Yass Valley 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas
Lord Howe Island 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
Unincorporated Far West Region 1.00 am 23 July 2021 Current
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Blayney 1.00 am 22 July 2021 Current
Cabonne 1.00 am 22 July 2021 Current
Orange 1.00 am 22 July 2021 Current
Victoria – Local Government Areas
Alpine Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Ararat Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Ballarat City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Banyule City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Bass Coast Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Baw Baw Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Bayside City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Benalla Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Boroondara City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Borough of Queenscliffe 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Brimbank City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Buloke Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Campaspe Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Cardinia Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Casey City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Central Goldfields Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Colac Otway Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Corangamite Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Darebin City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
East Gippsland Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Frankston City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Gannawarra Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Glen Eira City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Glenelg Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Golden Plains Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Greater Bendigo City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Greater Dandenong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Greater Geelong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Greater Shepparton City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Hepburn Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Hindmarsh Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Hobsons Bay City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Horsham Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Hume City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Indigo Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Kingston City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Knox City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Latrobe City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Loddon Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Macedon Ranges Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Manningham City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mansfield Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Maribyrnong City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Maroondah City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Melbourne City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Melton City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mildura Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mitchell Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Moira Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Monash City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Moonee Valley City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Moorabool Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Moreland City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mornington Peninsula Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mount Alexander Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Moyne Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Murrindindi Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Nillumbik Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Northern Grampians Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Port Phillip City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Pyrenees Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
South Gippsland Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Southern Grampians Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Stonnington City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Strathbogie Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Surf Coast Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Swan Hill Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Towong Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Wangaratta Rural City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Warrnambool 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Wellington Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
West Wimmera Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Whitehorse City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Whittlesea City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Wodonga City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Wyndham City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Yarra City 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Yarra Ranges Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Yarriambiack Shire 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Victoria – Unincorporated Areas
Elizabeth Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
French-Elizabeth-Sandstone Islands 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Gabo Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Lady Julia Percy Island 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mount Buller Alphine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
Mount Sterling Resort 1.00 am 17 July 2021 Current
New South Wales – Local Government Areas
Bayside 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Blacktown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Blue Mountains 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Burwood 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Camden 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Campbelltown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Canada Bay 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Canterbury-Bankstown 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Central Coast 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Cumberland 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Fairfield 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Georges River 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Hornsby 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Hunter's Hill 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Inner West 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Ku-ring-gai 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Lane Cove 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Liverpool 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Mosman 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
North Sydney 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Northern Beaches 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Parramatta 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Penrith 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Ryde 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Shellharbour 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Strathfield 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Sutherland 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
The Hills 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Willoughby 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
Wollongong 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current
City of Sydney 1.00 am 11 June 2021 Current
Randwick 1.00 am 11 June 2021 Current
Woollahra 1.00 am 11 June 2021 Current
Waverley 1.00 am 11 June 2021 Current
New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas
Sydney Harbour 1.00 am 21 June 2021 Current