What you need to know before crossing the border

RACQ has warned south east holiday makers to expect traffic at the Queensland border, as restrictions for travel eased from tomorrow.

Club spokesperson Clare Hunter said there would likely be congestion between Brisbane and Byron this weekend once the borders expanded to five new New South Wales regions from 1am on 1 October. 

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“The triple whammy of a relaxation of the border rules, school holidays and the October long weekend will see many Queenslanders take advantage of a road trip, but we are also likely to see an influx of northern New South Wales travellers coming into our State too,” Ms Hunter said. 

“There are still pass requirements at the border to get home into Queensland so we’re urging drivers to expect delays while authorities work through the paperwork. 

“If you’re travelling back into Queensland remember everyone in the car will need a declaration pass, including children, so make sure you have everything in order to speed up the process and to ensure a smooth return.”

Ms Hunter reminded drivers the M1 was likely to be busy from Friday as long weekend holiday makers hit the road. 
“At the best of times those usual pinch points can get very busy and we expect no different this weekend,” she said. 

“So remember to pack your patience, stagger your journey if you can to avoid the peak travel times, and check RACQ Road Conditions before you set off.”