Queensland, QLD

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10:10 AM

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Entering QLD from NSW - Queensland Border Declaration Pass Required

Entry to Queensland is temporarily restricted by the Chief Health Officer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions which applies to NSW only.

A border declaration pass is only to be completed if you are from NSW. All other states do not require a border pass form to enter.

  • Border Restrictions Direction 20 commences at 1am 20 December 2020 and requires a person entering Queensland who has been in New South Wales after 1am 11 December 2020 to apply for and receive a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.
  • An individual who requires a Queensland Border Declaration Pass must have one regardless of whether they are a child and travelling with their parents.
  • You must NOT complete this pass on behalf of another person, unless you are a parent or guardian completing it for a child or you are assisting a person with impaired capacity or special needs.

Apply for a pass here if you are requiring entry from NSW:



What’s changed from 1am AEST 20 December 2020

  • The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently, specific parts of New South Wales are hotspots.
  • Anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days must follow the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction.
  • Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in NSW at any time since 1am Friday 11 December must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.
  • Anyone who is already in Queensland that has been in Greater Sydney or the Central Coast at any time since 1am Friday 11 December should get a test and quarantine in their home or accommodation until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone (including all interstate visitors and Queensland residents returning home) who was in the locations below during the dates listed must follow testing and quarantine requirements:


Specialist or essential workers

A specialist or essential worker is someone who is required to provide time-critical services in Queensland that are needed in Queensland and cannot already be obtained in Queensland.

Specialist or essential workers must be endorsed by a relevant Queensland Government Agency, or Queensland Health where there isn’t a relevant agency to be able to enter Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot.

Specialist or essential worker endorsement applications must be submitted by the employer, government agency or entity that the specialist worker is working/contracting for with evidence of the following:

  1. why the services are needed in Queensland
  2. why the services need to be provided and cannot be obtained in Queensland
  3. why the services must be provided without delay
  4. why the specialist worker must be physically present in Queensland to provide the service or perform the duty
  5. the employer having a quarantine management plan to manage to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 amongst other employees and the community. The plan must comply with the form approved by the Chief Health Officer (DOCX). See attached/

If a worker is self-employed, they may apply themselves, with details of their business.


Please see further details here:





    Helpful Documents:

    Workplace Health Management Plan Template

    Dairy Farm COVID Safe Template

    This Workplace Health Management Plan template (DOCX 250 kB) is for:

    • Workplaces in the agribusiness and commercial fishing industries who employ, or have as visitors or contractors, interstate workers or seasonal workers and therefore must submit Workplace Health Management Plans under The Queensland Chief Health Officer Public Health Direction
    • Queensland businesses wishing to assess their plans to control COVID-19 associated risks

    This template includes a checklist that may be used in conjunction with the Health Plan Template as a self-assessment checklist to identify ways to reduce transmission of COVID1-19 within a workplace and assist business continuity.



    If the person has been travelling around before entry to QLD have a schedule of where they have been over the last 14 days (click here for the 14 Day Close Contact form), it is generic so please make changes, put logo, etc)


    Entry will be dependant on the Officer at the border so ensure you have as much documentation as possible.


    We have confirmed that all states have agreed that agriculture and suppliers of essential services to agriculture will be categorised as essential services.


    National Coronavirus Helpline Phone Number: 1800 020 080