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Queensland has shut it border to all non-essential traffic. Photo montage Jeff ‘Watching the Police State Unfold’ Dawson.

Tighter restrictions came into force for people crossing into Queensland from NSW on the Gold Coast this morning.

From 12.01am Friday April 3, 2020 anyone who is not a Queensland resident or considered exempt from the restrictions will not be able to enter the state.

Unless you are a Queensland resident or have an exemption such as you work here or are required to travel for medical reasons, or are involved in freight transportation, you will be refused entry,’ Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said.

Water barriers in place

Water barriers and police check points have been put in place and are operating at Coolangatta to further control the movement between Queensland and New South Wales.

Closures with water barriers will now be in place at:

  • Boundary Street and Clarke Street, Coolangatta
  • Dixon Street and Bay Street, Coolangatta
  • Dixon Street and Florence Street, Coolangatta
  • Leward Street and Tooloon Street, Coolangatta
  • Kent Street near Murraba Crescent, Coolangatta
  • Miles Street, Coolangatta
  • Tomewin Mountain Road Currumbin Valley and Coolangatta
  • Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge and Coolangatta

Police check points will be at:

  • Griffith Street and Stuart Street, Coolangatta
  • Gold Coast Highway and Coolangatta Road
  • Northbound – south of Stewarts Road and north of Queensland/New South Wales border

‘These strict measures are about safe guarding Queensland and minimising the spread of the virus,’ Chief Superintendent Wheeler said.

‘Community members should avoid all non-essential cross border travel.’

Queensland residents (with Queensland vehicle registrations), exemption holders and heavy vehicles crossing the New South Wales border into Queensland on the Gold Coast should remain on the M1 for a speedier process.

All other vehicles are being diverted onto the Gold Coast Highway for processing at the police check point.

For those who fall into the exempt category (non-Queensland residents) and intend on crossing the border into Queensland can apply for a Border Pass online which can be printed at home before travel.

To apply, visit this website: www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

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10 COMMENTS

  1. How ridiculously regressive. What is it, 1900 again?! We are one Australia, and the sooner we disband the States altogether, the better.

  2. Can someone explain the logic of closing the border in this way. If it is to prevent the virus migrating from NSW to QLD surely you can’t allow Queenslanders to drive back and forth at will; the logic of this closure means that eventually someone with Queensland plates will pick up the virus in NSW and take it back into Queensland. It needs to be closed to non-essential travel in both directions or there is no point.

  3. Why don’t NSW police block key southbound roads just over the border in NSW and send all Queenslanders back home on grounds they are not permitted to leave their homes unless they have legitimate grounds. Coming to the N Rivers for a trip or holiday are not valid grounds.

  4. Upon reading the Queensland “rules” related to crossing borders with States or Territory I am of the opinion Queensland residents who have a legitimate reason (work, study, essential shopping, medical, etc.) for crossing the border are required to obtain a permit to cross the border. I assume that if they do not have a legitimate reason they cannot obtain a permit. Queensland Police should not let Queensland residents cross the border to another State or Territory if they do not have a permit. Are Queensland Police checking people travelling from Queensland to other States or Territory?

  5. Agree totally with Tony Margan! There’s a lot of illogical things going on, which prove politicians are the worst people to make rules that serve their rich mates! (eg Dutton’s wife owns at least one pre-school)
    Now we hear that masks cannot stop the virus! How come the Drs, Nurses, etc, etc, wear the masks?
    Also why are parents sending the children to pre-schools & schools? Are the teachers immune from the virus? What about the parents & carers who have to pick the children up from schools & pre-schools also? Do they mix with each other?

  6. According to where you draw the line, according to official figures there are somewhere between half a dozen to a dozen cases of Coronavirus in the Tweed Region. The same official figures are currently reporting 166 cases in the Gold Coast.
    And the Queensland Government is imposing border restrictions for those travelling NORTH from the Tweed into the Gold Coast!
    Surely logic would dictate the border restrictions should be imposed on those travelling SOUTH from the Gold Coast into the Tweed?

  7. I am sure it was said in the first place that Queenslanders who crossed the border into Queensland would have to self isolate for 14 days. Is that happening? I have a daughter living in Brisbane & she cannot visit me for that reason.

  8. A Union run Queensland Communist Labor Government seriously could anyone expect any better from this dysfunctional lot

  9. This is the Orwellian nightmare playing out and they take us for fools. Awaken! This is such a multi layered agenda full of diversionary tactics!
    Time to dig deep people. Reveal the real truth as to whats really going on.
    If you value your sovereignty, then dont delay.

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