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COVID-19 hotspots

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.




  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.

LGAs declared hotspots in greater Sydney

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Inner West
  • Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Sydney
  • The Hills Shire
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Wollondilly
  • Woollahra
  • Unincorporated (Sydney Harbour)

LGAs declared hotspots in Adelaide

  • Adelaide City
  • 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
  • Unincorporated (Torrens Island)

I, 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 Tuesday 3 November 2020 until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless it is revoked or replaced. The purpose of this direction is to:

This restriction means people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will be turned away at our border, subject to limited exceptions as set out in Border Restrictions Direction No. 17.

From 1.00 am on Tuesday 3 November 2020, 97 NSW LGAs will be removed as declared COVID-19 hotspots. 32 NSW LGAs remain as declared COVID-19 hotspots.

The State of Victoria, including all LGAs and unincorporated areas remain as declared COVID-19 hotspots.

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

Hotspot areaStart of
declared hotspot
End of
declared hotspot
New South Wales – Local Government Areas

Bayside

1.00 am 1 August 2020

Current

Blacktown 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

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

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

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

New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas
Sydney Harbour 1.00 am
1 August 2020
Current
Victoria – Local Government Areas

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

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
Victoria – Unincorporated Areas

Elizabeth Island

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Falls Creek Alpine Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

French Island and Sandstone Island

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Gabo Island

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Lady Julia Percy Island

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Mount Buller Alpine Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Mount Hotham Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current

Mount Sterling Resort

12.00 pm
3 July 2020
Current  

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 17), and its successors set out the conditions that persons must comply with when arriving in Queensland from a place outside of Queensland.



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

Section 362D of the Public Health Act 2005 provides:

Failure to comply with public health directions

  • A person to whom a public health direction applies must comply with the direction unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
  • Maximum penalty—100 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.

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

Blue Mountains City

1.00 am 1 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Central Coast

1.00 am 1 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Hawkesbury City

1.00 am 1 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Albury

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Armidale Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Ballina

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Balranald

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bathurst Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bega Valley

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bellingen

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Berrigan

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bland

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Blayney

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bogan

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Bourke

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Brewarrina

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Broken Hill

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Byron

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Cabonne

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Carrathool

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Central Darling

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Cessnock

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Clarence Valley

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Cobar

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Coffs Harbour

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Coolamon

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Coonamble

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Cowra

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Dubbo Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Dungog

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Edward River

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Eurobodalla

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Federation

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Forbes

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Gilgandra

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Glen Innes Severn

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Goulburn Mulwaree

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Greater Hume Shire

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Griffith

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Gunnedah

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Gwydir

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Hay

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Hilltops

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Inverell

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Junee

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Kempsey

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Kiama

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Kyogle

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Lachlan

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Lake Macquarie

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Leeton

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Lismore

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Lithgow

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Liverpool Plains

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Lockhart

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Maitland

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Mid-Coast

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Mid-Western Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Moree Plains

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Murray River

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Murrumbidgee

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Muswellbrook

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Nambucca

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Narrabri

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Narrandera

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Narromine

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Newcastle

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Oberon

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Orange

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Parkes

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Port Macquarie-Hastings

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Port Stephens

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Richmond Valley

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Shellharbour

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Shoalhaven

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Singleton

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Snowy Monaro Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Snowy Valleys

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Tamworth Regional

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Temora

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Tenterfield

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Tweed

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Upper Hunter Shire

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Upper Lachlan Shire

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Uralla

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Wagga Wagga

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Walcha

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Walgett

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Warren

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Warrumbungle Shire

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Weddin

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Wentworth

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Wingecarribee

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Wollongong

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Yass Valley

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

New South Wales – Unincorporated Areas

Lord Howe Island

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Unincorporated Far West Region

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00 am 3 November 2020

Victoria

Moorabool Shire

12.01 am 14 May 2020

12.01 am 13 June 2020

Australian Capital Territory – Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)

Australian Capital Territory

1.00 am 8 August 2020

1.00am 25 September 2020