Queensland borders will open to all of New South Wales and Victoria from Tuesday 1 December 2020. This page will be updated soon.
Hotspots are places in Australia 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 people travelling from those high-risk areas into Queensland can be identified.
New South Wales
From 1am Tuesday 3 November 2020:
- Only 32 NSW LGAs are considered COVID-19 hotspots
- There is no longer a border zone. NSW residents that have not been in a current COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days are able to travel anywhere in Queensland and stay for as many nights as they like.
- You need to complete a Border Declaration Pass before entering Queensland. Read more about the Border restrictions from 1am Tuesday 3 November.
Search by NSW suburb or LGA
From 12pm Friday 3 July 2020 all parts of Victoria are considered COVID-19 hotspots.
Other states and territories
No other Australian states or territories, including Norfolk Island, contain declared hotspots.
Map of COVID-19 hotspots
Entering Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot
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.
Declaration of COVID-19 hotspots
Hotspots 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.