Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland

In stage 1 of the Roadmap to the Easing of Restrictions, special consideration will be given to Outback areas during the easing of Queensland’s restrictions.

What are ‘Outback Areas’?

Outback Areas referred to in the Roadmap to easing of Queensland’s restrictions are defined as the Local Government Areas listed below. Under stage 2, Queenslanders can freely travel within the State, including any Outback area, with the exception of Biosecurity or Restricted areas.

  1. Balonne Shire Council
  2. Banana Shire Council
  3. Barcaldine Regional Council
  4. Barcoo Shire Council
  5. Blackall–Tambo Regional Council
  6. Boulia Shire Council
  7. Bulloo Shire Council
  8. Carpentaria Shire Council
  9. Central Highlands Regional Council
  10. Cloncurry Shire Council
  11. Croydon Shire Council
  12. Diamantina Shire Council
  13. Etheridge Shire Council
  14. Flinders Shire Council
  15. Longreach Regional Council
  16. Maranoa Regional Council
  17. McKinlay Shire Council
  18. Mount Isa City Council
  19. Murweh Shire Council
  20. Paroo Shire Council
  21. Quilpie Shire Council
  22. Richmond Shire Council
  23. Winton Shire Council.

COVID-19 Restricted Travel Areas

Travel restrictions

In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Government has restricted entry to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (‘designated areas’) and the Queensland Government has restricted entry to designated areas within Queensland.

Remote communities

The following remote communities have restricted access:

Combined designated area 1 – Cape communities

The local government areas of Aurukun, Cook, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw, Torres Strait Island, Torres, Wujal Wujal and Weipa.

Combined designated area 2 – Burke and Doomadgee

The local government areas of Burke and Doomadgee.

Other designated areas

The local government areas of Cherbourg, Mornington, Palm Island, Woorabinda, Yarrabah.

For more information visit Travel restrictions to remote communities.

Last updated:
31 May 2020