Sydney couple caught sneaking into Qld on truck under freight exemption

A Sydney couple has been fined after trying to sneak into Queensland on a truck with a freight exemption.

They were stopped by police along the Bruce Highway at Murrumba Downs around 1.30pm on Wednesday, with police then discovering their border declaration passes didn’t stack up.

The 27-year-old driver, from Jordan Springs, crossed into Queensland through Coolangatta with a freight category border declaration.


But his 21-year-old passenger, a woman from Saint Clair, was found to be travelling in the vehicle without a declaration pass.

They were each issued a $4,000 Penality Infringement Notice for failing to comply with the state’s border directions.

While the driver also copped around $1,300 in additional fines for a number of heavy vehicle traffic infringements.

More information about the Queensland Border Declaration Pass is available here