Border restrictions across Australia explained after WA border closure to QLD

Australia’s interstate borders have been a point of contention throughout the pandemic.

With holiday plans ruined, families left separated and border communities left scratching their heads, it can be hard to keep up.

Only weeks after most interstate borders relaxed their restrictions, an outbreak in Sydney’s Northern Beaches forced them to be reinstated.

Then, a coronavirus case in Brisbane was determined to be the virulent strain believed to be up to 70 per cent more contagious.

So, where can you travel to now, and what can you expect when you cross into another jurisdiction?

From Queensland

Queensland is currently home to the most fast-changing coronavirus situation after a hotel quarantine worker caught the highly-contagious UK strain.

Greater Brisbane will begin a three-day lockdown at 6pm on Friday, so anyone who lives there is required to stay at home.

Those developments have resulted in a plethora of border changes, closures and restrictions.

New South Wales will enforce the lockdown restrictions being carried out in Greater Brisbane for those who have travelled from the hotspot.

Vehicles arriving from New South Wales are checked by police at a checkpoint on the Queensland border in Coolangatta. Credit: DAN PELED/AAPIMAGE

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