Coronavirus update February 2020
Health authorities have identified cases of coronavirus in Australia. For further information, please visit the Australian Government (best for travellers) and Queensland Health (best for Queenslanders) websites.
The Australian Government has also provided a range of resources for travellers and the travel industry, including hotel guests.
Bushfire update February 2020
Queensland has been fortunate to remain largely unaffected by the current bushfires and Queensland’s tourism operators and experiences are operating as usual. Some rural bushfire warnings are in place and visitors should ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest information and advice being issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).
Travel throughout Australia
Tourism Australia’s website has information about safe travel in Australia, and which areas are/are not affected by bushfires.
Residents across Queensland are provided with extensive resources to prepare for natural disasters like cyclones, floods and fires. As a tourist, you may not be familiar with how to prepare and what to do if there is an impending disaster. You can consult the Queensland Government's 'Get Ready' resources to help understand how to prepare. www.getready.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters/
Planning an Outback Queensland getaway? Check your route before you go via the free QLDTraffic app or at qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
What to do when visiting Queensland and a natural disaster strikes
The Queensland Government's Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development has produced this valuable resource to help visitors when affected by a natural disaster:
Useful resources during a crisis:
- Tourism and Events Queensland's travelling safely tips: https://www.queensland.com/en-au/plan-your-trip
- The ABC is the nation's largest national broadcaster: www.abc.net.au/local
- Bureau of Meteorology: www.bom.gov.au
- Queensland Government emergency alerts: www.qld.gov.au/emergency | www.qldalert.com
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES): www.qfes.qld.gov.au | Facebook: @QldFireandEmergencyServices | Twitter: @QldFES | Instagram: @qldfire
- Queensland Police Service: www.police.qld.gov.au | Twitter: @QldPolice
- Queensland Government road conditions: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au | Twitter (various regional accounts)
- RACQ road conditions: www.racq.com.au | @racqOFFICIAL