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COVID-19 hotspots

Hotspots are declared to stop people who have travelled to high-risk areas entering Queensland without first completing a 14 day self-quarantine.

Anyone who has travelled to or lived in one of the declared hotspots must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Queensland, unless the travel is for essential purposes.

If you are entering a designated area you must self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of the reason for your travel to a declared hotspot.There are some exceptions in the direction.

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 12.01 am on Thursday 14 May 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 am on Thursday 14 May 2020 the following Local Government Areas are COVID-19 hotspots:

State or TerritoryLocal Government Area
VictoriaWyndham City
VictoriaMoorabool Shire
VictoriaMelton City

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

The following Local Government Areas are no longer COVID-19 hotspots:

Local Government Area

Start of  declared hotspot

End of  declared hotspot

New South Wales
Ku-ring-gai12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Cumberland12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Ryde12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Inner West12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Randwick12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Canterbury-Bankstown12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Sutherland Shire12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Woollahra12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Blacktown12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Central Coast12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Northern Beaches12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Sydney12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020
Waverley12.01 am 11 April 202012.01 am 14 May 2020