COVID-19 Updates

Greater Brisbane Area Enters Hard Lockdown

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Queensland has announced that Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day snap lockdown from 5.00 p.m. today (Monday 29 March 2021).

The Greater Brisbane area includes the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council areas.

People in Greater Brisbane will only be able to leave their homes for essential reasons like grocery shopping, exercise, work and medical care.

Masks will be mandatory in any location indoors (except if at home, or in the cab of your vehicle), and on public transport and in rideshare vehicles.

Outside of Greater Brisbane masks will be required in crowded areas where you are unable to socially distance from others inside and on public transport.

Travel to other states and territories:

As Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have all continued to maintain some form of border control, there is no change to the requirements for commercial freight workers to have a border permit.

Yesterday, Victoria declared the Greater Brisbane and Moreton Bay council areas as hotspots. Drivers arriving in Victoria from these local government areas are required to apply for an orange border permit and will need to submit to a COVID-19 test or show evidence of a negative test within the last seven days.

Drivers are not required to quarantine whilst awaiting test results but are required to continue to practice appropriate social distancing and adhere to health protocols in place.

Links to the border permits for each state and territory can be found on NatRoad’s website here.

Travel from other states and territories:

At this time there has been no change to the requirement for commercial freight workers travelling from other states and territories entering Queensland.

The information in this member update is correct as of 11.30 a.m. on Monday 29 March 2021. Further updates will be provided when changes are confirmed.


NatRoad communications are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Our advisors are available to clarify any questions you have and provide the right advice for your business and workforce. Contact David at david.johns@natroad.com.au or Richard at richard.calver@natroad.com.au, or on (02) 6295 3000.