NSW-QLD border zones residents can cross border for essential reasons only

Queensland will shut its border to NSW from 1am Friday.
Queensland will shut its border to NSW from 1am Friday.

Queensland will close its border to New South Wales at 1am tomorrow, Friday July 22, for four weeks.

Border zone residents will still be able to travel to QLD for essential reasons only, including to access healthcare, work, education, essential shopping and caring for vulnerable people.

The border zone spreads south to the Clarence Valley and West to the South Australian border and includes the Northern Rivers LGAs of Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley as well as Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes Severn, Gwydir, Inverell, Moree Plains, Tenterfield Unincorporated Far West and Walgett.

Queensland residents will also be able to travel into the NSW border zone for similar reasons, but not further than the border zone.

The border closure comes after NSW recorded 124 coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

No cases have been recorded in the Northern Rivers to date.

More information on the border zone rules and permitted purposes for crossing the border can be found on the Queensland Government website.