Changes to Queensland’s border restrictions now in place

Queensland’s border restrictions have changed again this morning, just five days after they were reinstated to let in essential workers from northern New South Wales.

The area of Lismore has now been locked out again after a new case popped up on Wednesday.

It’s forced a snap lockdown of the town for an initial period of 7 days while testing ramps up.


Queensland was quick to respond to the lockdown, subsequently announcing changes to the border conditions.

As of 6.00 pm on Thursday, September 16, Lismore is now off the list of Local Government Areas that are allowed to cross into Queensland.

Anyone currently in Queensland who has been to Lismore in the last 14 days is also being urged to get tested and isolate.

For the latest advice on Queensland’s border restrictions, click here.

Both Queensland and New South Wales officials will provide more information later this morning.

Earlier article: Border bubble squeezed after COVID detected in northern NSW