NEW Border Declaration Pass | Everything you need to know

Those wanting to enter Queensland will now have to have a new, valid Border Declaration Pass, as part of new border restrictions beginning today.

The new pass legally declares that the person has not been to Victoria within the last two weeks, and everyone in the vehicle is required to have one.

People wanting to come into the state have to apply for the pass now, which are available online at the Queensland government website.


Once the pass has been approved, the person has 7 days to enter the state, or will have to apply for a new pass.

There’s already a lot of traffic building on the M1 heading into Queensland this afternoon, since the measures came into place at midday.

State Disaster Coordinator Steve Gollschewski say they are willing to work with people who haven’t yet got their new pass, but are urging the community to do it sooner rather than later.

“Some people still have the old passes, they are now invalid.

“So what we will do is work with the community as they come through today to explain was is required of them, and ask them to get it fixed as soon as possible.

“So expect to get stopped by police, if you haven’t got the right pass, expect to have to explain your situation.

“Honestly we know this is going to be pretty unpleasant for a bit, people need to understand that.

“Can we just say, ‘get it done before you go’, think about when you have to travel, understand that peak times are going to be pretty problematic so try and work around it,” Mr Gollschewski said.

From next Friday, travellers from all other states except Victoria will be allowed into Queensland as well, but will also need to apply for a border declaration pass before entry.

Queenslanders wanting to holiday outside the state will be allowed to, but will have to complete border declaration passes before re-entering.

Plus, police are warning that those who might have been waved through the borders before could get randomly stopped from now on.

“The other thing I’d like to say too is we are going to introduce a random auditing, or random interceptions, of all vehicles crossing the borders from now on.

“So previously if we’ve seen other heavy freight – that type of thing – get waved through, they will still be able to do that but we will be randomly intercepting them to make sure that there are not people getting through there that shouldn’t, that will happen from today as well,” Mr Gollschewski said.

Failure to comply with quarantine directions and border restrictions can result in on-the-spot fines of $1,334 for individuals and $6,672 for corporations.

Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine.

For more information, or to apply for a border declaration pass, click here.

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How can I find the form

Contacted Qld Heath and they have said to check back Friday as it isn’t online yet. But should definitely be up and running by midday Friday 10th July.

Still looking for the new border declaration form and it’s nowhere to be seen. Everywhere directs you to the government website but there’s only the old exemption form. How are we expected to complete it if it’s not online!

UPDATE: I just contacted QLD health and they said it’s not available yet but it will be on their website before 10/7/20, and to keep checking. It needs to be completed online and they’ll email it to me, before we go over the border from NSW to QLD.

That’s relieved the stress ..Thankyou..

Thank you so much for that info. We are hoping to cross on the 10th and won’t be able to download a form..we are leaving home tomorrow to begin our journey,, not sure how that will impact us..

thank you so much christine, i’m travelling up there on the 11th with my kids and didn’t want to be turned around or stuck because once again the gov can’t get their act together.

Thank you because I thought I was going mad trying to find the new pass !

How long does it take to be approved after online application?

Its in your email within 2-3 minutes after you submit your form.

As a nsw aged pensioner without a computer what do I look for on my phone to get the new 10th july border declaration form please

Has anyone been able to find it yet.

Anyone know when the revised border pass application will open up? Currently the only option is for special exempt cases.
In discussion with qld govt officials by phone on monday, they just advised me to keep checking the qld covid website.
If access is opened up on the Friday , i can forsee the site crashing due to high activity.

I just spoke to QLD Health today for the 2nd time and they said not till Friday 10/7/20 after 12pm

Thanks Christine. Much appreciated. Your effort to source out is great.

I just found the new Border Declaration Pass for those wishing to cross from NSW to QLD after 12pm on 10/7/2020 online at

Filled in the form online and was to get electronic pass via email but it has not yet appeared.This was at 6p.m last night.I did it again and still waiting for email.

Can I just show the pass on my phone instead of printing it out?

can you put pass on phone

travelling from Canberra to Queensland – can i travel directly through Sydney without stopping or if i go through Sydney will i have to isolate for 14 days. need an urgent response please

How long does it take to get approved?