Travelbiz COVID-19 update NSW, QLD

From Monday 1 June 2020 certain COVID-19 restrictions have eased for NSW and QLD residents.

ABC News:

ABC News page with links to all states and territories resources, with summaries of changes for each.  States and territories are moving to their next stages of easing coronavirus restrictions.

COVID-19 NSW Update (as at 2pm, 2 June 2020)

NSW Government Updates

COVID-19: What you need to know

An index page with current statistics, and  links to resources for individuals, households, businesses and education, including information, support services and guides helping NSW citizens impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), and Industry guidelines for COVID Safe workplaces


Mount Warning / Wollumbin as seen from Crams Farm

What has changed from Monday 1 June

From Monday 1 June 2020 certain restrictions have eased:

  • travel to regional NSW for a holiday
    • There are no limitations to travelling within NSW for the purposes of work, school, exercise or visiting family and friends. 
    • You may travel to regional NSW for a holiday.
    • Up to ten people may stay in a holiday home. More than ten people can stay in a holiday home if they are all members of the same household.
  • visits to museums, galleries and libraries
  • pubs, clubscafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers (or one customer per 4sqm excluding staff, per existing seperate seated dining/drink area, and a maximum of 10 people for bookings.)
  • beauty and nail salon operators can begin treatments under strict COVID-safe guidelines
  • worshipweddings and funerals – up to 20 people can attend weddings, 50 at funerals and 50 at places of worship.
    • For weddings, in addition to the couple, the people conducting or assisting in the conduct of the wedding, a photographer, videographer, and up to 20 guests (including adults and children) may attend a wedding.People attending will be required to provide their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.
  • What you can and can’t do under the rules

Full details are available at the rather awkwardly titled: WYCACD 1 June – DRAFT – with alerts

Caravan parks and camping grounds

Caravan and camping grounds may open. There is no limit to the number of customers in the park or grounds however premises must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

If you are visiting someone who is staying at a caravan park or camping ground, limits apply for visitors.

Ready to getaway?

See Big Volcano Visitor Guide Campgrounds and Big Volcano Visitor Guide Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks

COVID-19 Update QLD (as at 2pm,  2 June 2020)

Queensland Government Updates

Roadmap to easing restrictions

This includes the timeline for “Stage 3” restrictions to be lifted on July 10th.  Check here for updates or changes due to reviewed circumstances.

“The Roadmap provides sensible and gradual steps to a COVID recovery that will reconnect our communities and keeps our economy moving by supporting business, industry and Queensland jobs.

Explore the stages to learn more about how restrictions are easing. There is also important information about how business will keep COVID safe as restrictions are eased.”

QLD Stage 2 Restrictions:  Commencing from 12 noon Monday June 1st, 2020.

  • Unlimited travel and overnight stays for all of Queensland# (including for school holidays)  (See Big Volcano Visitor Guide Gold Coast Hinterland)
  • Dining in or seated drinks in restaurants, cafés, pubs, registered or licensed clubs, RSL Clubs, hotels and casinos (no gaming) – up to 20 patrons per room or per defined area (indoors or outdoors) for a venue (when following a COVID SAFE Industry Plan^)

Family, friends and community

  • Gatherings of up to 20 people:
    • homes
    • public spaces and lagoons*
      (e.g. South Bank Parklands, Cairns, Airlie Beach etc)
    • non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport*
    • personal training
    • gyms*, health clubs* and yoga studios*
    • pools* (indoor and outdoor) and community sports clubs*
    • museums*, art galleries* and historic sites*
    • weddings
    • parks, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms
    • libraries*
    • hiking, camping and other recreational activities in national and state parks
    • places of worship* and religious and civil ceremonies
  • Funerals (max 50)
  • Recreational travel, camping and accommodation, including caravan parks (anywhere in Queensland)

Mount Lindesay courtesy Woodenbong Progress Association

Businesses and economy

  • Retail shopping
  • Tourism accommodation  (See Big Volcano Visitor Guide)
  • 20 people permitted at any one time for:
    • indoor cinemas*
    • open homes* and auctions*
    • outdoor amusement parks*, tourism experiences*, zoos* and arcades*
    • concert venues*, theatres*, arenas*, auditoriums* and stadiums*
    • beauty therapy, nail salons, tanning, tattoo parlours and spas (with COVID SAFE Checklist).

See also QLD Govt Index page with links to primary resources.

Queensland COVID-19

Home page includes statisitics, information and links to:

  • Latest updates and announcements
  • Staying home and going out
  • Family, friends and community
  • Business, industry and working safely
  • Resources and translations

Queensland border closure

The Queensland / New South Wales border remains closed.  See

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry into Queensland is temporarily prohibited unless the travel is exempt under the Chief Health Officer’s Border Restrictions Direction. Entry into Queensland is only permitted to persons who are eligible for an exemption. People intending to travel across the border are encouraged to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass to avoid delays at the border.”

Important Notice

A separate application is required for each individual, including children, and all travellers in your party must be eligible for an exemption.

Different screening processes apply at airports (see below), compared with road border entries.