Mar 27, 2020

Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Freight vehicles will be waved through at the Queensland border without having to complete paperwork, the Australian Logistics Council says.

In an update to members, ALC chief executive officer Kirk Coningham welcomed the confirmation from the Queensland Government. 

“Obviously, police may continue to intercept any vehicle suspected of involvement in an offence, or as part of ongoing non-COVID-19 related police operations,” he said.

“However, persons driving a heavy vehicle through the border will not require an entry pass, as police are waving all heavy vehicles through without the need for any paperwork.

“This is very welcome news – and ALC thanks the Queensland Government for its support of industry in this matter.”

The latest advice via the ALC for other state borders follows:

Tasmania
Tasmania’s borders are closed. Those travelling to Tasmania for essential business (including freight and logistics) must complete a Tasmanian Arrivals Form, which can be completed online here.

Western Australia
Western Australia has closed its borders, but those providing freight and logistics services are considered essential travelers and still able to enter. However, you must complete a WA Border Arrivals Form to provide at border checks which indicates your essential traveler status.

South Australia
South Australia’s borders are closed to all but essential travelers (transport and freight services are considered ‘essential’). You may be asked to justify your ‘essential’ status if are spoken to by police at a border checking point.  

Northern Territory
The Northern Territory has closed its borders, though there is an exemption for transport, freight and logistics. Any person wishing to enter the NT must complete a border arrival form.

Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT: Borders remain open

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