With the New South Wales border zone now reinstated, the Queensland Government has declared organised sport as a permitted purpose for crossing the Queensland/New South Wales border. This means that organised junior, youth and senior football fixtures can go ahead whilst the border zone is in place as planned.
New South Wales border zone residents can only cross the border for a permitted purpose. Likewise, Queensland residents can only enter the New South Wales border zone for a permitted purpose.
To enter Queensland you must
- complete a Queensland Entry Pass
- get tested if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms after arriving in Queensland
- monitor the list of interstate exposure venues daily (at least once every 24 hours) from the time you complete a declaration and for 14 days after arriving in Queensland.
When you receive your Queensland Entry Pass via email, you must read all instructions and be able to access it at all times (either in a printed version or on an electronic device).
Questions about the border zone
What reasons can New South Wales border zone residents enter Queensland for?/ What reasons can Queensland residents enter the New South Wales border zone for?
Queensland residents and New South Wales border zone residents can only cross the border to:
- get food or other goods or services for the personal needs of the household or other household purposes, including for pets, and for vulnerable persons if there aren’t suitable shops locally
- access medical or health care or get medical supplies if they would normally cross the border to do so
- get a COVID-19 vaccine if that is where they would usually go
- get a COVID-19 test if that is the closest site
- provide assistance, care or support to a family member or to fulfil other caring responsibilities whether paid or unpaid
- attend any court or tribunal of Australia or to comply with or give effect to orders of the court or tribunal of Australia
- attend a childcare facility, school, university, or other educational institution
- participate in organised sport they would usually participate in (this includes a sporting activity organised by a community club, religious organisation, school or educational institution)
- take a child participating in organised sport this includes a sporting activity organised by a community club, religious organisation, school or educational institution)
- assist with or participate in an investigation or other action by a law enforcement authority
- comply with or give effect to the exercise of a power or function of a government agency or entity under a law
- to continue existing arrangements for contact between, parents, children and siblings who don’t live together
- avoid injury or illness
- escape a risk of harm
- escape an emergency situation.
You cannot cross the border for recreation or tourist activities or events, to visit a show or restaurant or for a holiday.
Please note, the following information has been provided by the Queensland Government via https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/