Gold Coast police to conduct ‘RBT-style’ lockdown compliance checks

The Gold Coast could be subject to ‘RBT style’ road checks around the city as police ensure we’re all adhering to the strict lockdown rules.

Planning is underway this afternoon for the checks, which could come into place as early as tomorrow.

It means that police will be able to stop cars on the side of the road, similar to how random breath tests are done normally.


Anyone found to be outside of their house for a non-essential reason could face a fine.

Gold Coast’s Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman says they’re still working out some logistics this afternoon.

“We intend to intercept vehicles in an RBT style – we’re not conducting random breath testing – but that style of vehicle stop, so that we can speak to individuals about why they are travelling into the Gold Coast,” Acting Chief Superintendent Wildman said.

It’s understood this will be a more centralised approach to lockdown enforcement, meaning similar checks will also happen in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

It comes after 70 fines were handed out around the state overnight, a few of which were on the Gold Coast.

A Biggera Waters man was fined over $1,300 for having three people round to his place illegally.

While a tattooist in Helensvale was fined more than $6,000 for continuing to trade.

More details around the roadside compliance checks are expected tomorrow.