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ESSENTIAL BORDER CROSSING APPLICATION FORM

During the COVID-19 panedemic, whilst Queensland borders remain closed and/or manned, locals with a genuine need may be able to apply for remote access to Queensland via Talwood Boonanga Road Crossing, Yelarbon Keetah Road Crossing, Cunningham Weir Road Crossing, Bonshaw Weir Road Crossing or Riverton Road Hynes Bridge Crossing.

Download the application form here.  Please note the application may take several days to process as Council and the Queensland Police Service validate the genuine need of each applicant. 

 

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

At this point in time, Queensland Health is the official source of up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19. Goondiwindi Regional Council encourages all residents to stay informed with the lastest advice directly from Queensland Health.

For Council information and services, residents are encouraged to contact Council’s customer service via phone (07 4671 7400) or email (mail@grc.qld.gov.au) in the first instance and are reminded that numerous services can be completed online through Council’s website: www.grc.qld.gov.au.

For a list of Council Facilities and Services that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic visit our notices page here.

The Queensland Health website has a wealth of information regarding the pandemic, including:

 

 

Other key websites:

Queensland Health

https://www.health.qld.gov.au

Queensland Government

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

World Health Organisation

https://www.who.int

MyGov

https://my.gov.au

Smart Traveller

www.smartraveller.gov.au

Queensland Government Immediate Industry Recovery Package

www.qld.gov.au/about/industry-recovery

 

Key phone numbers:

Triple Zero, Emergency Help - Police, Fire and Ambulance

000

Lifeline Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention

13 11 14

Queensland Health - Non-urgent heath advice

13 43 25 84

Goondiwindi Regional Council

07 4671 7400

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has activated the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 to assist vulnerable people in home quarantine to secure essential food or medicines who have no other means or mechanisms of support.

Community Recovery Fact Sheet

FAQs

I’m feeling unwell / I have returned from overseas / I have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, what should I do?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-quiz

How can I reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/coronavirus-prevention

What should I do if I think I have contracted COVID-19?

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/testing-and-fever-clinics

I run a business, what economic assistance is available to me?

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

What has Council been doing in response to COVID-19?

https://www.grc.qld.gov.au/downloads/file/1606/goondiwindi-regional-council-covid-19-recovery-response

Corona Virus and Business

There is a range of support available to local businesses to help relieve the negative impact of the COVID-19 on the local economy. A summary of assistance packages and key contacts can be found here.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service SQ provides free, confidential, impartial, mobile financial counselling for small, medium and primary production businesses in financial hardship. The RFCS Programme in Queensland is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments. They have an experienced team located across Southern  Queensland with offices in Biggenden, Biloela, Blackall, Bundaberg, Charleville, Emerald, Gatton, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Kingaroy, Miles/Chinchilla, Rockhampton, Roma, St George, Toowoomba and Warwick. They service these locations and surrounding areas. Contact 07 46 225500, visit our website – www.rfcssq.org.au or email admin@rfcssq.org.au for more information.

As from midnight Friday 15 May the Government has started a 3 stage roadmap to easing of restrictions on certain businesses. There are check sheets for the various businesses, which are required to be completed, signed and displayed at each premises on which the business is being conducted.

Details on the road map, copies of the COVID-19 safe checklists and further information are available HERE (www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions)

Council’s Environmental Health Officers are available to assist with any queries in relation to the above matters. Please call 46717400 and ask to speak with John Duffield or Phillip Gall.

Goondiwindi Regional Council and the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce collaboratively delivered a webinar for local businesses on the impacts of COVID-19. This was an opportunity for local business owners and employers to get the latest information on the virus in our region, and discuss strategies how to mitigate its impacts.Presenters on the webinar were:

  • Clive Quartermaine, President of Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce
  • Cr Graeme Scheu, Mayor Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Dr Anna Carswell, Goondiwindi Medical Centre
  • Lucy Walker and Emma Conway, Lucy Walker Terry White Pharmacy
  • Michael Cowley, Fox and Thomas Business Lawyers
  • Melissa Hill, Fox and Thomas Business Lawyers
  • Beverley Litster, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

You can watch the webinar here.