How Queensland's border closures will work: RACQ

RACQ has warned motorists of RBT-style enforcement would be on the roads from 12:01am Thursday when Queensland’s border went into lockdown.

The Courier Mail reported anyone living on or over the border would require a permit to show police set up at the border in order to enter.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said only those with an essential need like freight, work requirements or medical reasons would be able to cross into Queensland territory.

“Anyone who has non-essential travel planned over the busy school holiday period should postpone or cancel immediately,” Ms Ritchie said.

“We know we would be coming up to what is normally a busy time of year with school holidays, but motorists should absolutely not be travelling anywhere they don’t have to.

“Queensland Police will be out in force and will have the power to turn people around at the border.

“If you’re returning home to Queensland, you must self-isolate for 14 days.

“This about protecting the health and safety of Queenslanders so we all have to play our part and reduce travel as much as possible.”

Details on how to apply for a permit were still being worked out by the State Government but were due to be finalised by Wednesday.

Currently an “essential need” to travel into Queensland was defined as:

* Freight

* Emergency workers

* Work

* Court appearance

* Compassionate grounds

* Medical treatment.