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Quarantine Update for Australians returning from Overseas (27 March)

Returning travellers will be now be quarantined for 14 days, instead of self-isolating at home. The cost of their accommodation in places like hotels will be borne by the states.

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Student free days for Queensland state schools (26 March)


Queensland schools will go student-free from March 30, as the state’s education system continues to work to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Schools will remain open until the end of term on April 3, to allow for the children of essential workers to remain at school and for teachers to prepare to move to remote learning from home.


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MBRC stimulus package announcement (26 March)

Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved a $15 million stimulus package to assist residents, community groups, community clubs and businesses experiencing financial distress.

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Ban on Australians travelling overseas (24 March)

A ban on Australian citizens travelling overseas will come into force at midday Wednesday 25 March.

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Restrictions on non-essential services (24 March)

Full list of current restrictions regarding social distancing and businesses affected.

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Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses (24 March)

For small and medium businesses and large businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19, we will refund two months’ worth of payroll tax...

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Queensland Border Closed (24 March)

For the first time in more than a century, Queensland will restrict access at its border.

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Important Local Updates & Information

MBRC facilities closures (20 March)

Closures will affect the following council assets:

  • Strathpine Administration Centre - Open.
  • Caboolture Administration Centre - Open.
  • Redcliffe Administration Centre (In Redcliffe library) - Closed.
  • Libraries - Closed for two weeks from Monday 23 March
  • Redcliffe Entertainment Centre - Closed, tickets are being refunded.
  • Morayfield Sport and Events Centre - Closed.
  • The Hub Business Centre - Closed.
  • Galleries and Museums - Closed.
  • Environment Centres - Closed.
  • Council Caravan Parks in Donnybrook, Toorbul, Beachmere and Clontarf (Bells) - Closed.
  • Queensland State Equestrian Centre - Closed except for small, outdoor events.
  • Aquatic Facilities and Swimming Pools - Closed from COB Tuesday 24 March.
  • Petrie Depot Nursery - Closed from COB Friday 27 March.

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If you are in business, employ staff or are a sole trader in the Moreton Bay Region, learn what funding, incentives and support is available for you.

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Last updated 30-Mar-2020